This week’s roundup is about the shoe that’s top of my list for Spring 2014. The assortment includes casual and dressier loafers in both refined and chunky styles. Some have higher heels. Many of these shoes come in several colours, so be sure to check all the options. 

  • Salvatore Ferragamo Reed Loafers: I bought these in white last week and they are the most beautiful shoes I have put on my feet. Masculine, elegant, refined, simple and modern. Impeccable quality and very comfortable. They are a subtle patent and unexpectedly soft. Perfect for low volume feet, and I sized down half a size. Do not try them if you have wider feet or bunions. The black is on sale. 
  • Gucci Frame Moccasin: An excellent loafer for wider feet, and feet with bunions, so polar opposite to the Salvatore Ferragamo Reed loafers. Extremely well made, very comfy, stunning colours, and gorgeous cracked patent. The blush, blue and citron get my top vote. I had my eyes on these for months, but couldn’t make them work for my feet. They fell off no matter how I padded up the interior. They run very big, so size down at least a whole size. 
  • French Sole Lecture Loafer: An excellent Gucci Frame Moccasin copy at a fraction of the price. Pretty comfy and well made. It also runs wide and big. Size down at least a size.
  • Trotters Leana Loafer: Classic. Mix up this look with fashionable trends to look very 2014. Available in a range of widths. Read the rave reviews. 
  • Cole Haan Laurel Woven Moccasin:  A fun bronze colour with woven vamp detailing. Comfortable footbed cushioning and well made. Read the rave reviews. 
  • La Canadienne Halle Loafer: A chunky penny loafer in rich colours. More rave reviews. 
  • Michael Kors Collection Tipton: Graphic and masculine. Well made and fashionably pointy. Available in black & white, and leopard. Might run a touch small if you have wider feet. 
  • Kenneth Cole Hudson Leather Flat: I’m popping these on my list for the second time because their soft cushioning comfort and arch support are sublime. They might run a dash narrow for feet with bunions. 
  • Michael Kors Collection Jeslyn: The stripe on the heel is fun. Pretty pointy and refined. Excellent for low volume feet. Great colours and fun colour blocking. 
  • Franco Sarto Tweed Loafer: A cute slipper flat that runs small.
  • Frye Otis Mid Penny Loafer: A more rugged loafer with an almost two inch heel. Well made and comfortable. Fab in the deep red, and read the rave reviews. 
  • Munro Kimi Loafer: I have many happy clients in this very comfortable shoe, which comes in an assortment of widths. It’s an excellent walking shoe when sneakers or boots are not an option. 
  • 3.1 Phillip Lim Loafer: On trend and beautiful. It lacks comfortable cushioning and is a little stiff, but you’ll be fine if you don’t have fussy feet. 
  • Dolce Vita Loafer Flat: Another suprisingly comfortable slipper flat that’s a dash more fashionable than the classic Munro Kimi Loafer. Fun texture and metallic toe cap. I almost bought these, but the Ferragamos won out. Currently on sale at a great price. 
  • Delman Kyle Loafer: The irridescent texture on these slipper flats is sublime in both the blush and ink. Unique and gorgeous. But the leather is hard so I found them uncomfortable. Some of my clients don’t mind wearing hard shoes, so by all means give them a bash if your feet aren’t fussy. 
  • Børn Ginni Flat: Chunky, fun, heeled and comfortable. Great colour. Cushioning and very stable. The toe is pointier than it looks. Good for wider feet. 
  • Paul Green Dex Loafer: A chunky ‘90s flashback. Read the rave reviews. 
  • Paul Smith Men Only Gattopardo Penny Loafer: A classic masculine style in wine coloured leather with a neon heel. Rather unique. 
  • Dansko Olivia Flat: An excellent loafer for wide feet that like arch support. 
  • Marc Jacobs MJ21058: Another unusual colour. Refined styling with a chunky two inch heel. 
  • Shellys London Lacharite Loafer: Flatforms continue to trend, and are a great way to wear a heel without arching the foot. Flatforms can be hard to walk in because their soles aren’t flexible. Yet many people manage just fine, so if you like the vibe, give them a bash. 

Wear loafers with skinnies, tapered trousers, straight legs or ankle pants. They look particularly good with boyfriend jeans and casual pants that are rolled a little shorter on the leg. Feel free to wear them with shorts, skirts and dresses too.

Dansko Olivia Flat

Børn Ginni Flat3.1 Phillip Lim Loafer

Frye Otis Mid PennyShellys London Lacharite

Munro Kimi Loafer

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