Types of Loafers for Women, Men and Unisex Styles

Known to many as shoes that go with everything, loafers are a staple shoe type that should be included in every man and woman's wardrobe!

Most types of loafers are perfect for both casual and dressier occasions and can be styled in a variety of ways. They are currently a trending shoe, especially for women, in lug-soled and penny loafer styles.

Today on shoe-tease.com I’ll run through the 10 main styles of loafers with photos – most of which are unisex styles – so you can brush up on your loafer shoe lingo!

They typically have thinner, flexible soles and a fitted upper made of supple materials for better movement and control of the foot over the vehicle's pedals.

Driving Loafers


Many fashionistas – men and women – have been wearing them as a more laid-back aesthetic to the more ‘serious' classic loafer.

Loafer Mules


Lug sole loafers are any loafer style with a thick, platform-like rubber outsole with dents for better traction when walking.

Chunky & Lug Sole Loafers


Made with or without heels (Miu Miu makes the cutest pointed-toe kitten heel version!), these offer a whimsical and flirty alternative to the everyday loafer.

Slingback Loafers


Trending right now are chunky heeled loafers with squared toes and a platform, reminiscent of the 70s.

High Heel & Platform Loafers


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