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Slip on loafers! They could be the most versatile flats in your closet, great for travel and play. Check out these top loafers women LOVE that are both comfortable and stylish!


Best Loafers for Women

Written By: Laura Pulling



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So simply put, what are loafers? Loafer shoes are a slip on style, without laces or fastenings. They are usually flat, or have a very low heel, which makes them super comfortable and great for a city trip involving some sightseeing!

In years past, loafers were a very high priced item, such as Gucci women’s loafers but not so today! There are numerous brands that cater to budget-focused, comfort-minded ladies. In terms of when to wear them, they make terrific early spring, late summer, and fall companions as you transition out of the hotter season. 

So whether you’re dashing for the subway in New York, or strolling along the Champs-Élysées, classic loafers make a great footwear option for travelers. The key is to choose the most comfortable and cushioned ones to take on your trip. And bonus, they’re versatile to pair with a ton of outfits, but also small enough to pack flat in your carry on! 


So check out these top picks that are not only comfortable but will have your feet feeling like you’re walking on a cloud!



Best Womens Loafers




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Rothy’s Womens Pointed Loafers


This is a super popular brand for their sustainability practices because their shoes are made from recycled water bottles. The Rothys pointed loafer flats is a second fave to their ballet flats (which we did a review of). These are designed to be comfortable right out of the box due to the knit shape meant for total comfort, and the heel is crafted to not slip or rub against your foot. 

An excellent late summer into early fall pick, people LOVE these cute womens loafers! One says, “ Very comfortable right out of the box and just a beautiful print. This is my first pair but will definitely not be my last!” Another user raves, “Second pair of Rothy’s I’ve purchased and I’m so happy I did. Comfortable, easy to wear all day, and love that I can wash them.”

Take a look at their full category of loafers! And we also did a review on the Rothys ballet flats, so check it out!




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Vionic Uptown Hybrid Women’s Loafers Shoes


These Vionics shoe loafers are made of soft leather and offer everyday support with comfort technology that hugs your foot’s natural curves and is approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). The orthotic insole is also removable in case you wanted to add your own insole. These come in a black loafers style, olive, and the rich taupe pictured above.

Wearers love how supportive and comfortable this shoe is, saying that the arch support was precisely what they were looking for in a shoe. One reviewer was impressed that the shoe needed no breaking in—it was comfortable from day one. 

Vionic, in general, is highly popular with TFG readers. In fact, read this comparison review between the Vionic Kirra sandal and the Naot Sabrina Sandal. Hint: the Vionic Kirras is a top-selling sandal from the blog!


TFG readers are ALWAYS recommending Vionic for comfortable shoes. Whether it’s sandals, sneakers or boots, here are their top picks!




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Blondo Halo Suede Loafers Women (Waterproof)


These Blondo suede penny loafers are every bit as comfortable as they are cute!  It features soft leather and a durable rubber sole, but the piece de resistance is these are waterproof and can handle puddles or slush. And this brand is popular with readers for their Villa waterproof boots, so why not try these out too!

These perfectly mesh style with comfort and can be dressed up for a night of sightseeing or worn casually with a  pair of leggings or slacks.




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ECCO Penny Women’s Leather Loafers


The ECCO leather slip on loafers are the perfect versatile option for all your travels thanks to its blend of stylish, clean lines, and the brand’s patented comfort footbed. Crafted from quality leather and textiles, this shoe offers softness, breathability, and an effortlessly chic look for wearers.

The leather-covered cushioned insole adds more cushion for every step. “They are so comfortable,” gushes one user, “I can wear them all day and look elegant with a dress or jeans later on.” 

Other wearers say these don’t need much breaking in; they’re comfy from the start. And they come in regular and half sizes!


Here are even more of our readers favorite Ecco styles including their recommendations for sandals, sneakers, and flats.




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Skechers Reggae-Fest Willow Loafers Womens


This Skechers loafer shoe is beloved for its relaxed fit and endless supply of cushiony comfort. This mesh slip-on is specifically engineered to be a lifestyle shoe that can tag along wherever life takes you. It features a durable rubber sole with non-slip traction, a relaxed knit design for a comfortable fit, and an air-controlled memory foam insole perfect for those busy travel days, while the shoes fit gives your foot just the right amount of room. 

These come in regular and wide sizes, and the wide fit is ideal for those with wide feet or who notice their feet swelling after a long day. “I am on my feet most of the day and my feet swell as the day progresses,” explains one reviewer. “The shoes are about one-quarter size too large in the morning, but by late afternoon they are fantastically comfortable. This is one of the best shoe purchases I’ve ever made.”

When you’re walking down unevenly paved streets or exploring a new area, you can feel confident knowing that this casual shoe will support you along the way.  


If you want even more popular Skechers selections, check out the best Skechers shoes that cover boots, sandals, and sneakers!




Shop: Amazon


Franco Sarto Carolynn Leather Tassel Loafers


These cute Franco Sarto black tassel loafers have a slip-on-style, Ergonomic insoles, contoured padding at key pressure points with  exceptional support and a flexible sole that allows for better grip when exploring a new city or town.

Wearers rave about both the comfort level and how stylish these types of loafers are. One reviewer raves that these shoes “These loafers are perfect. They fit well, I have a medium width foot, are comfortable to walk in, I have had plantar fasciitis, and look good with everything!”

Other reviews says, “They are a true fit, well made and look absolutely amazing dressed up or down!”




Shop: Amazon


Dr. Scholl’s Webster Women Loafers


If you’re searching for a shoe that packs a stylish punch (but doesn’t skimp on comfort), then the Dr. Scholl’s womens loafer shoes are just the ones for you. It features soft, faux leather, an effortless slip-on style, comfort cushion insole, and a supportive platform heel about 1.26” high.

This standout loafer uses a shock-absorbent insole to provide all-day comfort and reduce foot pressure and fatigue. Which explains why users claim they feel like they’re “walking on clouds.”

One wearer loves the shoes’ mix of style and comfort, “I wore it for about 10 hours with no problems, no feet complaints at all. I received a lot of compliments.”


Here are our readers tried and tested recommendations for the best insoles for walking and standing all day!




Shop: Amazon


Clarks Ashland Bubble Womens Leather Loafers (Narrow and Extra Wide Sizes)


Meet these classic loafers shoes women love from Clarks! They’re ideal for women who want a versatile shoe that saves luggage space but doesn’t sacrifice style or all-day wearability. These make great walking shoes due to the soft leather with Ortholite footbed and a Thermoplastic Elastomers sole, according to many wearers!

One happy user says, “I am on my feet all day, up and down stairs, so comfort is important to me and these definitely do the job, and they are stylish, too!”

Another wearer comments, “A great shoe for comfort, style, and durability.” Style with pants or a dress for an elevated look, or go casual with denim jeans. And bonus, these accommodate a variety of women as they come in narrow and wide sizing!




Shop: Amazon


Aerosoles Driving Style Loafer Women Loafer 


The natural snake embossing of this stylish loafer may have caught your eye, but it’s the comfort technology that will keep you coming back for more. Aerosoles casual loafers womens style has a good arch support due to the well-padded footbed and a scored sole has a nubby effect for greater grip deliver diesel comfort.

Slip-on loafer with classic moccasin whipstitch that goes around the upper and down the heel looks good with all your outfits, from denim to cotton shorts and skirts. The fit generally runs true to size and is the travel shoe that fits in with all of your itineraries.

“These shoes look great and are very comfortable. There is padding and good arch support,” one reviewer raves. “The moccasin look elevates them and their casual style looks great with jeans, dress pants, and lounge clothes.”




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Sperry Seaport Ladies Loafer Shoes


This Sperry loafer shoes woman pick seems like a standard classic, but this is all comfort. It has a well-padded memory foam footbed and a hidden EVA midsole that alleviates pressure for optimum comfort. It also comes in not only regular, but half sizes. 

It also features a rubber sole updated with Sperry’s latest non-slip technology for superior wet and dry traction when you’re walking. You can get comfortable with this classic style by opting for a rich, chestnut brown or deep-sea black that pairs flawlessly with chinos and a white tee-shirt for an effortless, classic look that can go from plane to dinner.




Shop: DSW


Eastland Patricia Leather Penny Loafers Womens


These Eastland women penny loafers come in literally every color under the sun, so you can find your perfect pair to liven up your wardrobe. This style has a rubber sole that is non-slip and flexible but may not be the best if you’re walking around traditional European cobbled streets as they are a little thin and flat. 

Reviewers share that it is a “Great looking shoe and very comfortable”, while others say, “I just ordered my second pair, these are some of my favorite shoes.” Some users say they have issues with sizing, with these colorful loafers running too big or too narrow, so check the size chart carefully. But once they’re worn in they are ‘butter-soft’.




Shop: Amazon


Hush Puppies Cora Women Loafer Slippers


Just by looking at them, you know these Hush Puppies womans loafers are going to be the closest thing in your closet to slippers. Made from soft nubuck, these leather slip on loafers have a supportive EVA footbed that hugs your feet and is unlined, for a softness that molds to your foot like a glove.

One review shares, “Most comfortable shoe I’ve had in my adult life. I’ve had them for ten years now and never ever want to part with them,” while another raves, “Fit and comfort is excellent for this shoe. I feel like I’m walking on air.”.

And if you’re looking for a popular color, the black nubuck pictured above is a consistent hit with purchasers!


Want more flat, comfy shoes? Read our review on the Tory Burch Minne flats!



Women’s Loafers Product Comparison Chart


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How to Wear Penny Loafers


Loafers are casual and comfy, they are dressier than a sneaker, but still allow you hours of sightseeing without worrying about foot pains and aches! 

If you’re wondering how to wear loafers, women can get away with teaming them with all kinds of outfits, from dresses and leggings to jeans and trousers, so they are great for a city break from early spring, late summer, and through to fall when you want to pack light.



Do You Wear Socks With Loafers?


This depends entirely on the look you’re going for. Some designers team a sock with a more structured women dress loafers with a slight heel, but for the softer leather designs featured you can go barefooted, as they are designed to mold to your foot. 

If you do go “sockless”, you might prefer to try no-show socks. They protect your shoes and avoid you from having sweaty feet.



Are Loafers Business Casual?


Yes! Women loafers shoes are great for the office, yet are comfortable enough for a commute. Perhaps stick with more ‘toned down’ hues, such as deep emerald green or womens black loafers, and stick to a more structured fit with a small heel, rather than the soft leather types. 

Plus you can style them from day to night, so post-office drinks can transition well too!




Compass Rose Packing Cubes


How to Pack Loafer Womens Shoes


Now that you’ve picked out the loafer of your dreams, it’s time to pack them! Maybe you want to store your shoes after wearing them on the plane or choose to wear a different pair home, start by selecting a container such as a shoe bag or a packing cube, then pack according to your type of luggage. See more in the video below.


Watch this video to start learning how to organize with packing cubes!


Whether you have a front loading or top loading backpack, it’s crucial to put your shoes first, at the bottom. If you’re planning to pack shoes in a rolling carry-on, remember that it stands sideways, so it’s important to note how it functions when it is upright. Most often, your shoes will need to be packed close to the wheels, so that the luggage maintains its balance in transit.



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