We’ve noticed that the traditionally streamlined and fastidious loafer has gotten a little, well, chunky lately. While whiling away the hours in quarantine, it seems that the type-A footwear favored by professionals found some off-the-clock time to really let loose — resulting in a new swole look that’s earned a coveted spot on our fall-style wish lists.
Thanks to juiced-up and highly embellished hardware with expanded proportions, the staid shoe is soft-shoeing out of its stuffy sartorial comfort zone and into chunky-loafer territory. Plus, the addition of sky-high treaded soles means that the brogue offers quite a bit more shock absorption than its more delicate predecessors — upping the support factor just in time for colder-weather walkabouts. Ahead, find 23 bulked-up loafers that will help you stomp into the season.
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