Timeless and versatile, the loafer is one of the most popular shoe options for men in warmer months. Not only do they offer convenience with their easy slip-on design, but their laid-back yet refined aesthetic also allows the wearer to easily go between casual and formal occasions. What’s more, in recent seasons, designers have experimented with the classic footwear, inserting elements from urban styles to create new hybrid versions that give loafers some much-needed contemporary edge. Scroll down to see a list of our favourite new men’s loafers for this spring and summer, all of which you’ll love sliding onto your feet.
The ultimate hybrid creation, these brown leather slip-ons by Salvatore Ferragamo feature a sneaker design with a round toe, which is adorned with classic tassel detailing and finished with a white rubber sole.
HK$5,600 from Farfetch
Dries Van Noten has reinvented the classic footwear style by crafting them from a patchwork of mesh knits that gives an urban, textured appearance and extra breathability, all resulting in a fresh, modern look.
HK$3,680 from Lane Crawford
These ‘Club H316’ slip-ons by Hogan feature nude and neutral leather and suede, which are then completed with side elastic bands, woven trim and a rubber outsole for a casual but elegant appeal.
HK$3,100 from Hogan
Distinguished by an urban appeal and delightful blue hue, these loafers from Tod’s are crafted from soft suede calf leather, and feature a soft and flexible heel cup for maximal comfort. They’re finished with a leather sole enriched with injected gommino rubber dots.
HK$4,800 from Tod’s
A major update on the classic horsebit loafers made popular by the brand in the late 1960s, these black leather Princetown slippers by Gucci feature an almond toe with frontal horsebit detail and a signature tiger motif, along with a brand-embossed insole and a backless design.
HK$6,600 from Farfetch
These tan-brown Babouche loafers by Maison Margiela are crafted in Italy from supple calf leather, and feature a rounded square-toe front and cream-coloured gripped rubber sole for an assured step, while the label’s signature stitching accents the back.
HK$2,535 from Matchesfashion
Christian Louboutin has just expanded his loafer offerings with a new range of slip-on styles. The series include these Dirk flats in a delightful yellow shade, featuring a newly developed last, curved camp and higher toe spring to offer a more relaxed, easy approach to the sophisticated design.
HK$8,500 from Christian Louboutin