The Gucci Loafer. Loafers have been the ‘it‘ shoe of 2016 and 2017 so unless you’ve been living under a rock you will know what I mean when I say THE Gucci Loafers. Downside to the classic Gucci Horsebit Loafers is that they are upwards of £400 – even buying second hand doesn’t give you a large discount. My last post on budget versions of the Mui Mui ballet shoes was really popular so I thought I’d feret out the best Gucci Loafer Dupes on the highstreet.
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- Gucci Horsebit Leather Loafers – £500 from Luisaviaroma
- Geox Nude Loafers – £80 from Amazon
- Navy Geox Donna Loafers – £45 from Amazon
- Black Leather Gexo Moccasin £53 From Amazon
- Kendall Black Buckle Loafer – £52 from Topshop
- Kylie Backless Brocade Loafer – £25 from Topshop (sold out)
- Strong Souls Buckle Loafer with stripe – £12 from Amazon
- Slip on buckle loafer – £55 from Amazon
- Oxblood Magic Loafers – £20 from ASOS
- Black Magical Loafers – £20 from ASOS
- Faith Backless Silver loafers – £15 from ASOS
Let’s take a minute to get inside the mind of this shoe… because let’s face it… these shoes are basically people. She is a calm, sophisticated, lady draped in good quality material, reading a philosophy book and listening to some French indie pop. These are the ultimate shoe – I remember 5 years ago where LFW, PFW, NYFW etc was all about the heels. I’m not talking kitten heels which are practical for city travailing – I’m talking spindly 5 inch heels that have no place on the cobbles of Somerset House unless you want to break a leg.
The Sugly Flat has arrived (please don’t leave me)
What is Sugly you ask? Why it’s the perfect balance of sexual and ugly. Sexual because it feels like walking on clouds and ‘ugly’ because your boyfriend calls them ‘your granny shoes’.
The most versatile Flat
Let’s face it you could wear these loafers with just about anything and you’d look like you knew what was what. With ripped denim and loose layers you could look effortlessly cool because those of us not born in Scandinavia could use some help. With more tailored outfits you look the BIZ-ness. Chic, polished and most of all bloody comfortable.
Granny knows best
Going back to my Sugly point above… your boyfriend might be onto something when he called them granny shoes. But let’s face it – our Granny’s have way more class and poise than most millennials. I’d rather be a granny than be a 23+ year old wearing jelly shoes and 90’s throwbacks which weren’t good the first time around. *burn*
Image from College Vintage