The Best Loafers
for Summer

The best men's loafers

The Best Loafers for Summer

The legendary shoe every guy can and should be wearing

Summer footwear is all about comfort, versatility and ease. You want a shoe that is so easy, you can pair them with everything in your wardrobe—from your best business attire and your most loved pair of jeans to your cut-off shorts and swim trunks. Well, a good pair of loafers can do all of that because they're at once classic and incredibly current. But there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you want a slightly tapered toe box. Secondly, don't be afraid to try a more swerved-out style, be it a bold colorway or rakish details. And finally, you may want to consider rubber soles. Either a slim, streamlined compound rubber or a chunky, more natural-looking crepe style. It's not a rule, of course. A hard leather sole is an undisputed staple that won't ever let you down. But the softer bottomed shoes will ensure every step is comfy and that you never look too formal. This is summer after all.


The Best Summer Loafers

Allen Edmonds Catalina Soft Penny Loafer

Catalina soft penny loafer,
$295 by Allen Edmonds

G.H. Bass & Co. Colorblock Weejuns

Colorblock Weejuns,
$110 by G.H. Bass & Co.

Polo Ralph Lauren Booth Suede Loafer

Booth suede loafer,
$495 by Polo Ralph Lauren

Gucci Brixton Bit Loafer

A fold-down heel for an easy slip-on option

Brixton bit loafer,
$730 by Gucci

G.H. Bass & Co. Easy Larkin Tassel Loafers

Easy Larkin tassel loafers,
$95 by G.H. Bass & Co.

Jacques Suede Loafer

Jacques suede loafer,
$540 / $378 by Mr P.

G.H. Bass & Co. Logan Crepe Weejuns

Logan crepe Weejuns,
$110 by G.H. Bass & Co.


Aime Leon Dore Ald Penny Loafer

Ald penny loafer,
$245 by Aime Leon Dore

Wolf & Shepard Ringer Loafer

Ultra-lightweight with memory foam footbed

Ringer loafer,
$325 by Wolf & Shepard

Florsheim Heads Up Penny Loafer

Heads up penny loafer,
$109.95 by Florsheim

O'Keeffe Ferdia Crepe Sole Loafers

Ferdia crepe sole loafers,
$420 / $252 by O'Keeffe

Nice Laundry No-Show Socks

The ultimate loafer sock

When it comes to wearing loafers, we mix it up between solid socks, patterns and no-show styles. And if you're looking for the best no-show socks for loafers, our choice is Nice Laundry. The three-way spandex and silicone heels ensure they never slip down or scrunch up inside your shoe.

$29 for three pairs, by Nice Laundry

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