With track-sole boots becoming virtually ubiquitous earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before the chunky-sole trend infiltrated other types of footwear. That's why it hardly came as a surprise this season when we started seeing statement loafers launch across luxury and high-street brands.
When it comes to designer brands, Prada has been one of the labels at the forefront of this trend. The Italian fashion house launched a logo-embellished chunky loafer earlier this year, garnering the attention of models and influencers including Elsa Hosk, Pernille Teisbæk and more. (The coveted style has since sold out across multiple platforms.)
Understandably, several other brands have also embraced the trend, with Proenza Schouler adding their signature contrast stitching to a pair of platform leather loafers, and Dr. Martens collaborating with Comme Des Garçons on their own version of the shoe.
Worn alongside jeans and knits or pleat skirt and sweatshirts, the footwear trend already has an impressive fanbase on Instagram. So much so, that we predict chunky loafers might just be the most popular shoe of 2021. Keep scrolling to see how the fashion set is wearing the trend and shop loafers below.
How Influencers Are Styling the Trend
Styles Notes: For a winter-ready look, pair chunky loafers with jeans and an oversize knit.
Style Notes: For a sophisticated look, pair loafers alongside a printed midi skirt and statement knit.
Style Notes: Make like supermodel Elsa Hosk and wear your loafers with lace socks.
Style Notes: Lean into the preppy aesthetic by matching a pleat skirt with high socks and loafers.
Style Notes: Aimee Song pairs her loafers with white socks and navy shorts.
Shop the Trend
Arket Chunky-Sole Leather Loafers (£150)
ASOS Design Monster Chunky Loafers in Black (£30)
Gianvito Rossi Leather Loafers (£640)
& Other Stories Heeled Leather Penny Loafers (£95)
Dune Gotty Low Block Heel Loafer (£48)
Comme Des Garçons Comme des Garçons x Dr. Martens Adrian Tassel Leather Loafers (£270)
Proenza Schouler Leather Loafers (£695)
& Other Stories Buckled Leather Heeled Loafers (£100)
Grenson Bethany Tasseled Leather Loafers (£275)
H&M Chunky Leather Loafers (£50)
Martine Rose Volcano Patent-Leather Penny Loafers (£430)
H&M Loafers (£30)
Mango Leather Heel Loafers (£70)
Monki Faux Leather Loafer (£40)
Marni Chunky Square-Toe Leather Loafers (£620)
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