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It’s officially Fall!! Which in my mind means even more justification for scooping up new pieces. Backless loafers are one of the most important shoe styles for this season and as an very picky shopper, I did the legwork so you don’t have to. I mainly credit this rise in popularity to Gucci, and their incredibly sought after fur lined iteration. They also have plain leather, metallic, printed, and embroidered versions, but the black are my favorite by far. Unfortunately for me, the solid pair is just shy of $600. And by “just shy”, I mean $595 before tax.
While the Gucci name and signature horse bit hardware are part of the appeal (and I will 100% admit it), there is also something about the shape and silhouette that is difficult to find elsewhere.
As a personal preference, I don’t love when the heel and sole are a different color than the upper leather part of the shoe. The Zara loafers below are really nice, but the brown heel against the black leather throws me off. My favorite pair (and the pair I ended up buying) are the Schutz “Daianne” loafer w/ pearl embellishment. While the pearl detail is no Gucci horse bit, it is a unique take on classy hardware instead of trying to copy the real thing.
Will you follow this trend? Which pair would you wear?