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Uncommon and On-Trend: Best Women’s Chunky Loafers

A curated collection of the best women’s chunky loafers of the season.

Elevate your style with the latest trend in footwear – the chunky loafer. With sleek details and bold accents, the traditional women’s loafer has received a makeover this season with the coveted lug sole loafer becoming a chic and comfortable addition to any wardrobe. These women’s lug sole loafers come in a variety of designs, materials, and colors to suit any taste and style. Plus, they offer the added bonus of comfort from the sky-high lug soles. 

We’ve curated the best women’s chunky loafers including our top picks so you can find the perfect pair. Whether you’re looking for a more traditional loafer in leather or suede or an eye-catching design with chain details or metallic hues, you’ll step out in style with the best chunky loafers this season. Our editors curate our collections against our vetting criteria while also taking into consideration trending styles and brands. By shopping our curated collection of the best chunky loafers, you help support our publication as we may earn a portion of sales.

Best Women’s Chunky Loafers

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Ruth Loafer


If your style leans more towards classic silhouettes, these round-toe leather loafers from Ayede will make any outfit look effortlessly chic. Made in Italy, the timeless style spans seasons and is made to last, making these classic style loafers a staple in any capsule wardrobe.

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Loafers in Leather


With exposed hand-stitching and semi-sheen finished leather, timeless meets trendy with these luxe loafers adorned with a monochrome lacquered chain and Tod’s logo. If you’re looking for chunky footwear with more subtle detail, ditch the chain with these Tod’s Classic Chunky Loafer for a more understated style.

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Leather Lug Sole Loafers

Massimo Dutti

Chic style meets casual comfort with these on-trend leather loafers featuring an insole made of foam and latex so you can wander all day worry-free. These loafers pair perfectly with a sleek sweater dress.

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Anna Loafer

Michele Lopriore

These patent leather loafers with treaded soles make an on-trend yet subtle statement.

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Alexi Platform Loafer


Made in Italy, these bronze metallic leather loafers are your next favorite statement piece. Browse this chunky footwear in black and cream for a more understated look.

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Soho Loafer

Stuart Weitzman

if you want to take the must-have lug sole trend to new heights, an uptown classic gets a major dose of downtown edge with the Soho loafer crafted with an exaggerated 60-mm lug sole. Also available in matte black leather for a more muted look.

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The Elsa Loafer

M. Gemi

Handmade in Italy, switch it up with these black two-tone leather loafers. Pair with white socks, a skirt, and a blazer for a posh and preppy look.

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Bead Detail Suede Loafers

Brunello Cucinelli

A beloved pair of loafers with the fashion set, these ash grey suede loafers with beading from Brunello Cucinelli are peak sophistication. Made in Italy with premium materials, these loafers are worth the investment.

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Laur’s Loafer

Sam Edelman

These sleek brown leather loafers with a gold buckle are one of our favorite pairs of chunky loafers that make a versatile addition to any wardrobe. Also available in black with brown accents.

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Shiloh Loafer

Rag and Bone

These will become a wardrobe staple in your fall/winter wardrobe with the traditional silhouette complete with a modern Shiloh lug sole. Cut with a classic penny-loafer upper and crafted from premium black leather.

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The Penny


These suede loafers are sans lug sole, but we had to include them due to their standout color. Not only is red the “it color” of the season, but these are a timeless classic that will add a pop of color to any capsule shoe wardrobe. As a bonus, they are also super comfortable.

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Thelma Green Loafer


Channeling some serious 90s vibes, this playful take on the classic loafer with a chunky and curved block heel adds a pop of olive green to any ensemble.

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Parchment Loafers


We love these classic cream loafers with chunky soles worth strutting in this season. Handmade in Spain, you can expect premium quality.

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Lula Patent Penny Loafers

Charles & Keith

With so many styles to choose from, the sleek square sillouhette and trendy monochrome style make these loafers a wardrobe standout. This style is also great for a wider foot.

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Carnaby Chunky Loafers

Kurt Geiger London

We can’t get enough of the preppy details of these leather loafers with a rounded toe, fringe detail, and gold buckle. Serving prep-school chic vibes, these Carnaby Loafers will make you look fashionably late to class.

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Latika Lug Sole Loafer

Marc Fisher

These ultra-platformed lug sole loafers with a block heel come in five stunning colors but we can’t resist the chic burgundy to complete our winter wardrobe ensembles.

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Handmade Suede Leather Loafers

GOR Shoes

Handmade in Ukraine, this stylish and affordable pair of black suede loafers offer premium quality at an affordable price.

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Kensley Loafer

Vionic Shoes

Available in four classic colors, we love the muted, neutral tone of these cream loafers.

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Leather Loafers


Handcrafted in Italy, these burgundy leather loafers from Scarosso exude ‘meet me in the library for a whiskey on the rocks’ energy.

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Rolo Reversible Gancini Loafers


While not quite lug sole, tradition meets on-trend details with these iconic loafers from Ferragamo that need no introduction.

Choosing the Right Women’s Chunky Loafers for You

Aside from selecting one of these top brands, there are several other factors to consider when choosing the best lug sole loafer for you. 

Fit and Comfort: When picking the best lug sole loafers for you, consider whether the women’s loafers are best for narrow or wide feet to ensure an optimal fit. Features like a cushioned sole will also add extra comfort.

Style: While lug sole loafers are a fresh take on the classic loafer, it’s up to you how far you want to stray from the classic loafer style. Embellished hardware, patent leather, and bold colors are currently trending. 

Material: From leather to suede, there are many material options available when it comes to lug sole loafers. Consider how each material will affect the overall look and feel of the shoe and how it will wear over time.  

Color: Choose colors strategically and take into account where you’ll be wearing your shoes most often when selecting colors. Neutral shades like black and brown will be more versatile than bolder colors.  

How We Vetted The Best Women’s Chunky Loafers

Quality: When curating this collection, we evaluated the quality of the materials, shoe details, and value for the price point.

Style: We considered the style of these women’s chunky loafers evaluating factors like uniqueness, fit, and on-trend details.

Versatility: We focused on women’s lug sole loafers that can be dressed up, dressed down, and worn with a variety of styles.

Vetting Criteria: We have four core principles for vetting the brands that we feature in our publication. Our brand ethos is our guiding principle to ensure that the products we feature align with our values and yours.

Reviews: We only picked women’s lug sole loafers with rave reviews from customers. This ensures that you are shopping for products that are not only loved by our curators but are also loved by the rest of the internet.