Chunky loafers are the latest shoe trend: Here’s 15 pairs to shop now

A classic loafer never goes out of style, but this season the failsafe shoe style has undergone a chunky revamp.

Thanks to a certain Prada launching a pair of chunky loafers as part of its Pre-Fall 2020 collection (and the fact that pandemic dressing has made heels totally redundant), it’s now the shoe everyone is wearing. The fashion set went mad for Prada’s shoes and they can now be seen all over Instagram.

But with a £645 price tag, the rest of us mere mortals can only dream of owning such a pair, which is why has reported a 2000 per cent increase in searches from consumers looking for loafers on the app.

Prada loafers

Prada brushed leather loafers, £645, Farfetch

Luckily, the high street has swiftly picked up on this new trend and there are dozens of thick-soled loafers to choose from at much more purse-friendly price points. So what are we looking for? Ideally you want a slip-on shoe (no laces here – that’s a brogue) in leather or faux leather with a thick rubber sole and a slight heel. Basically, if it looks like the type of shoe you wore to school, you’re on the right track.

ASOS has heaps of styles to choose from under £100, but the elevated loafer style can be found all over the high street, from Arket, Monki and Zara to Marks & Spencer, Next and Debenhams. We’ve found 15 at various price points to kickstart your search.

15 chunky loafers on the high street

chunky heel loafer

Flair Chunky Loafer, £62, Office

brown faux leather loafer

Faux leather loafer, £40, Monki

chain chunky loafer

ASRA Exclusive Freya chunky loafers in black leather with gold trim, £62, ASOS

multi tone thick soul loafer
Marks & Spencer

Leather Tassel Flatform Loafers, £55, Marks & Spencer

sock loafer

Flat sock-style loafer ankle boots TRF, £49.99, Zara

buckle loafer
& Other Stories

Buckled Leather Heeled Loafers, £100, & Other Stories

mock croc loafer

RAID Alessio chunky flat shoes with gold chain detail in black croc, £34.99, ASOS

leather loafers

Leather heel loafers, £69.99, Mango

chain detail loafer

Chunky Sole Chain Detail Loafers, £39, Next

two tone loafer

Chunky-Sole Leather Loafers, £150, ARKET

square toe loafer

ASOS DESIGN Mistie chunky square toe loafers in Burgundy, £30, ASOS

brown loafer
New Look

Tan Leather Chunky Tassel Loafers, £25 (was £35.99), New Look

hassle detail loafer

Loafers with tassel detail and track soles, £39.99, Stradivarius

faux croc chain detail loafer

Faith – Black Croc-Effect ‘Abba’ Platform Sole Loafers, £36 (was £45), Debenhams

chunky black loafer

Chunky leather loafers, £49.99, H&M