Our Top 9 Picks For Chunky Loafers!
Loafers have been known in the past to be a “mom” shoe, and not very stylish, but practical. Well, that’s changed. Now, loafers are heeled, chunky, and a little bit edgy. They’re a staple piece in most women’s wardrobes. They offer great support and stability, especially when opting for a chunkier sole to keep you grounded.
Prada’s array of chunky loafers was the first to break the ice. Anything designer and seen on a runway is sure to spark some fire, but these chunky loafers went viral – and fast! You’re paying upwards of $1,000 for a pair of Prada loafers.
So, we’ve got some great affordable alternatives to get you stomping on this viral trend. But first, let’s inspect the two Prada chunky loafers that started it all.
Our top 3 picks
Our Top 9 Picks!
1. Prada Triangle Logo Loafer
Prada’s Triangle Logo Loafer features its iconic logo on a spazzolato-leather loafer, and a gorgeous chunky sole that we're in love with.Read more
They have a ridged, rubber role and rubber upper with a tastefully chunky look. These are edgy in a subtle way.
These would be the perfect introduction shoe to loafers if they weren’t $995!
2. Prada Monolith Lug Sole Loafer
The Prada Monolith Lug Sole Loafer are the true stars of this show. These are a 90s-inspired super-chunky loafer with a lugged sole and brushed Italian calfskin exterior.Read more
The classic triangular Prada logo is visible on the front of the shoe. These come in all black or all white. When we saw all white, we really mean it. The Monolith Lug Sole Loafer retail for $1,070.
These Prada loafers might be the Crème de la crème and very expensive, but worth every penny if you ask us!
3. Sam Edelman Laurs Loafer
If you’re tired of black shoes, these are for you. The shade of these Laurs Loafers by Sam Edelman is called Maple Sugar and that’s exactly what It reminds us of.Read more
This is definitely a more modern loafer, with a trendy take on a traditional silhouette. It has gold hardware on the front to match the brown trim and beige leather exterior. The chunky sole and platform on this shoe allow It to keep its edge even without the black details.
Brown has been in all year, and it’s going to continue being a staple in fashion for a while. These shoes make a great staple in a capsule wardrobe while still hitting the current trends.
4. Steve Madden Trifecta Chain Detail Loafer
Steven Madden hops on trends fast, making high-quality but affordable pieces that you can wear without guilt. The Trifecta Chain Detail Loafers are a slip-on style loafer with a very chunky sole.Read more
The chain detail across the front adds to the edgy feel of the chunky platform. These are definitely a dupe for the Prada Monolith Lug Sole Loafer.
They have the same chunky style but swap out the Prada logo for a chain. The best part of these loafers is that they’re under $100!
5. ASOS Design Chunky Sole Loafer
If you like the Prada Monolith Lug Sole Loafer, you’re going to love these ASOS Design Chunky Sole Loafers.Read more
These are super affordable, way under the $100 price point but give you that same ultra-chunky look as the Prada Monoliths. They’re a slip-on style with an extremely chunky sole in an all-black colorway, including the hardware in the front that mimics the iconic triangular Prada logo.
These have all the same features that you love and want in a chunky loafer, but at a price that is seriously unmatched.
6. Reformation Agathea Chunky Loafer
The Reformation Agathea Chunky Loafer is a sleeker take on the Prada-inspired Triangle Logo Loafer. These platform loafers offer a classic style with a more modern silhouette.Read more
They have a lug sole and moc-stitch detail on the upper. These come in black, white, forest green, and beige. With the money you save buying these rather than the Prada originals, you could buy all four colorways!
These fit true to size and are also a more sustainable option to most fast fashion brands.
7. Sam Edelman Taelor Loafer
The Sam Edleman Taelor Loafers are exactly what you’d be expecting from a loafer. It features a leather upper with a man-made sole.Read more
It’s a slip-on style that gives you all-day comfort while still keeping you looking chic. The gold-tone ring accents spice these loafers up, giving them an edge, but also making them a great day-to-night shoe. These are super versatile and easy to either dress up or down.
They have a small 1.5-inch heel with a one-inch platform which promises you stability with a touch of height.
8. Linea Paolo Elsie Platform Loafer
The Elsie Platform Loafers by Linea Paolo are still considered a chunky loafer, but they’re a more subtle, classic take on it.Read more
The chain-link hardware and platform sole give it a trendy, modern edge, but the black leather and traditional silhouette stay on-brand for a typical loafer.
It only has a 1.5-inch heel with a one-inch platform so you can wear these to work and grab happy hour drinks without changing shoes.
9. Naturalizer Darry Leather Loafer
The Darry Leather Loafers are the perfect example of mixing new and old. The polished leather and simple design keep a traditional feel while the chunky lugged sole adds a contemporary edge to it.Read more
These are comfortable to wear, featuring a contour+ technology to fit your foot with ease. The strip of brown with white stitching going around the shoe allows you to wear both black and brown with these shoes, matching virtually anything in your closet.
They are not as chunky as the Prada Monoliths, but a great choice for a chunky loafer nonetheless.