Treating yourself to a brand new pair of shoes can be the cure to many problems, and lately, we cannot stop shopping for loafers. The style is totally timeless and incredibly versatile, whether you pair yours with straight-leg jeans and a sleek turtleneck or a midi sweater dress. But finding the most comfortable women’s loafers can be tricky: one pair pinches, the other pair rubs and so on. Whether you like fur lined slip ons, a more professional style or some edgy platforms, there is a different kind of loafer for every occasion. Herewith, 13 of the most comfortable women’s loafers you can shop right now, starting at just $40.
13 of the Most Comfortable Women’s Loafers, Starting at Just $40
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1. madewell The Frances Loafer
The sleek leather and wooden heel on this pair is a modern twist on the everyday loafer. Crafted with Madewell’s Cloudlift Lite padding for a luxuriously cushiony footbed, you won’t need to worry about sore feet at the end of a long day of work.
2. caslon Millany Loafer
This style is where our minds go when we think of a standard black loafer. It has utilitarian traction on the bottom and a delightfully cushiony foot bed, plus leather is always great for ensuring you don’t get a heel blister from a rough edge.
3. everlane The Modern Loafer
This leather is buttery soft and adds a polished look to any ensemble, from a pant suit to your go-to jeans. There’s also an additional layer of padding atop the foam-cushioned insole a feature that the brand promises will mean there’s “zero break-in needed.” You can grab this pair in this camel hue or a timeless black.
4. saks Fifth Avenue Suede Driving Loafers
Keep your feet nice and comfy while you take a road trip with these driving loafers. The rubber pebbles on the soles of these offer more grip and flexibility whether you’re actually driving or just strolling around town. One customer notes that you will want to waterproof this suede to ensure the shoes last for winters to come.
5. dr. Scholl’s Generation Loafer
We love these loafers by Dr. Scholl’s because they’re easy to slip on and wearing them all day (and with any outfit) is a breeze because they’re super comfortable. The upper a smooth leather and the insole is properly padded to cradle your footbed for optimal comfort while walking. Let’s just say Dr. Scholl’s shoes have a reputation of being some of the comfiest models on the market for a reason.
6. G.h. Bass Lianna Burnish Super Lug Weejuns
We can’t talk about loafers without mentioning G.H. Bass. The brand has been around since 1876 and makes some of the best loafers on the market. And while we love most Bass styles, the Weejuns in particular are the perfection combination of fashion and function. The insole is nice and cushiony, and the lug sole adds a bit of height to your frame without sacrificing comfort.
7. eileen Fisher Zola Wedge Oxford
Spice up your work shoe rotation with these edgy loafers. The leather upper is pebbled for a sleek textured look and the hook and loop closure allows you to customize the fit to your foot. The sole has detailed traction for a no-slip hold while the footbed offers supportive comfort to your arch. And don’t worry about them being too heavy: The platform is foam-based with a rubber sole, so they’re lightweight and comfy to wear.
8. dr. Scholl’s Classy Penny Loafer
The chunky lug sole gives this pair a sportier appeal for more casual looks. Swap your white sneakers for these babies to go with your classic jeans and sweater combo. This particular pair has an anatomically cushioned footbed for supportive comfort and a bit of padding on the top edge to keep the backs from rubbing your heels. They’re also available in three shades—New Coppertone, Smoke Grey and Black—and we fully support grabbing one of each to match whatever colors you’re wearing.
9. vionic Amora Loafer
The insole of this lowkey silhouette is made to mold to your foot for strategic comfort, thanks to the cushioned EVA footbed. Our favorite part? It’s also Sherpa-lined on the insole for a super soft and warm feel for colder days. The leather upper is thinner than most styles, which makes them flexible and excellent for lots of walking. Because this pair is so simple in design, we recommend pairing them with statement trousers or dresses, because they’ll complement the rest of your outfit without stealing the show.
10. j.crew Winona Penny Loafers
You can’t go wrong with a traditional penny loafer. The brand’s team tests these shoes in-house to ensure they are comfortable and walkable for customers. The glossy finish of the spazzolato leather gives a sleek and polished look that will make your entire outfit seem even more luxurious. Customers do say that they run a tad small, so make sure you check out the size chart before you purchase. One satisfied customer raves, “If you’ve been looking for a classic, old-school traditional penny loafer—one that doesn’t compromise style for comfort, then look no further. These loafers are chic, well made and far from dowdy! They look terrific with cropped jeans and a blazer and have a spot-on preppy appeal to them that I happen to like. Super sophisticated and just all-around crisp! Highly recommend them.”
11. ecco Incise Tailored Women’s Loafer
These cute loafers are made for comfort, support and all-around wearability. They have a direct-injected PU sole with a small hidden wedge for extreme comfort that’s optimal for walking. They also boast a double leather concept on the upper and lining, so they don’t chafe and irritate your skin. This chic shoe is at the top of our list for a comfy loafer that won’t make your outfit look dowdy.
12. gucci Princetown Genuine Shearling Loafer Mule
If you’re looking for a pair of loafers that you can slip on at the office after you take off your winter boots, these will not disappoint. The fur lining on the inside makes them feel like you’re wearing a pair of slippers. We love the sleek gold chain link across the upper and the polished simplicity of the black leather. Whether you’re wearing a pair of trousers or jeans, this sophisticated yet fun pair of mules will make walking around the office way more comfortable.
13. munro Geena Penny Loafer
If you’re looking for something a little more professional and preppy, this style fits the bill thanks to the lowkey sole and soft, suede-like finish. It has an arch-supporting footbed and the low heel is great for walking or standing.