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The 17 Best Loafers for Men To Wear All Summer Long

Men's Health Logo By Christian Gollayan, John Thompson of Men's Health | Slide 1 of 19: A LOAFER is the most versatile, best-looking "outside" shoe you can sport all the way through summer and into fall. The best loafers have the comfort and ease of your favorite at-home slipper, while also taking on the style of your favorite dress shoe (without all the laces). What's great is the shoe can be worn with everything from a suit, to chinos, jeans, or shorts.These type of slip-ons have a storied past—dating back to the 19th century Ivy League set—and today's best loafers come in a variety of styles and fits to wear for practically any occasion. If you're attending a black-tie function, opt for classic penny loafers or horsebit loafers that dress up your suits and tuxedos. For nine-to-five looks, try an understated Venetian loafer, which has a streamlined silhouette that looks respectable enough for the office. For longer commutes and errands, brands like Cole Haan have infused their loafers with a sneaker-like footbed for maximum grip and comfort. Read more: Best Dress ShoesHave another type of use in mind? There's a loafer for that. Ahead, we tried and vetted the 17 best loafers that will help smarten up your wardrobe. Just make sure to pair these bad boys with your favorite no-show socks to prevent swamp feet!

A LOAFER is the most versatile, best-looking "outside" shoe you can sport all the way through summer and into fall. The best loafers have the comfort and ease of your favorite at-home slipper, while also taking on the style of your favorite dress shoe (without all the laces). What's great is the shoe can be worn with everything from a suit, to chinos, jeans, or shorts.

These type of slip-ons have a storied past—dating back to the 19th century Ivy League set—and today's best loafers come in a variety of styles and fits to wear for practically any occasion. If you're attending a black-tie function, opt for classic penny loafers or horsebit loafers that dress up your suits and tuxedos. For nine-to-five looks, try an understated Venetian loafer, which has a streamlined silhouette that looks respectable enough for the office. For longer commutes and errands, brands like Cole Haan have infused their loafers with a sneaker-like footbed for maximum grip and comfort.

Read more: Best Dress Shoes

Have another type of use in mind? There's a loafer for that. Ahead, we tried and vetted the 17 best loafers that will help smarten up your wardrobe. Just make sure to pair these bad boys with your favorite no-show socks to prevent swamp feet!

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