This season, we’re ditching summer kicks and switching to a style we’d hoped against hope would make a comeback since the ’90s. And now, the bulky, heavy, chunky, fabulous trend is everywhere — and it’s not going away anytime soon. If you’re anything like us, you’ll have the chunky loafers on repeat in your shoe rotation, too.
The chunky loafer trend takes you from the warm, sticky summer straight into the crisp fall season, and with its modern nuances, literally, everyone can incorporate it into their own personal style. Whether you plan to go big with your lug or keep the silhouette super simple, you don’t have to pay out the wazoo for this trendy staple.
These are the newest fall, top-rated chunky loafers for under $100, along with the best splurge-worthy options for dressing up any of your haute couture this season.
Affordable Chunky Loafers Under $100
1. Aerosoles Lilia Loafers
The new leather chunky loafer from Aerosoles has a big, bold buckle and an almond-shaped toe that takes this timeless silhouette and adds a modern twist.
The Lilia lug-y loafer comes in five colors: tan, brown croco, black, black velvet and white.
It has just the right amount of lift with a 2-inch block heel that’ll make wearing them all day hella doable.
Most Helpful Review: “These shoes are so comfortable and super cute. They do run a half size large. I wear 9.5 typically and a 9 fits great. I want a pair in every color!” — Rebecca G.
2. ALDO Bigshow Lug Loafer
A sporty loafer with a chunky lug sole for channeling your ’90s girl vibes.
ALDO designed the new standout loafers with lightweight soles, a leather upper and a 2.5-inch block heel and a 1.75-inch platform.
It also comes in a shiny patent khaki color, too.
Price: $98 at ALDO
3. Madden Girl Phoennix Oxford Penny Loafer
Switch it up with a lace-up penny loafer that can add a little retro to your wardrobe. It features a chunky tread lug sole and a chunky heel.
The vegan top has a patent shine and contrast stitching. One reviewer compared its look to Doc Martens.
Sport this loafer with a plaid schoolgirl skirt to play up its preppy roots. Knee-high socks are optional (but encouraged).
Most Helpful Review: “They’re very cute and comfortable but probably get a size or 2 bigger than your normal size. I’m normally a size 6 and I got a 7 but I think I should’ve got a 71/2.” — Vanessa Najera
Price: $43.27 and up on Amazon
4. Steve Madden Lawrence Loafer
A loafer oozing rugged durability and chic ’90s vibes with an extra chunky lug sole featuring a 1.5-inch heel and a 1-inch platform.
This slip-on has a leather upper with hardware to top it off.
Most Helpful Review: “BEST LOAFER EVER. So comfy and true to size!! I’m typically a 6.5 so I sized up to 7 and it’s PERFECT — Laura D
Price: $99.95 at Steve Madden
(Available for preorder and expected to ship by Oct. 3)
5. Nine West Gracy Chain Lug Loafers
The new vegan leather Gracy loafer by Nine West has a classic silhouette with a trendy chunky gold chain across the top.
It has a rounded toe and 1.5-inch block heel with an easy slip-on style.
You can get it in cream, black patent and plain black color options.
Price: $66.75 (reg. $89) at Macy’s
6. Circus By Sam Edelman Edelle Monk Strap Loafer
The newest addition to the Circus by Sam Edelman’s family exudes a punk attitude. It features contrast stitching along the non-leather upper and an adjustable monk strap closure.
The heel measures 1.5 inches with a 0.75-inch platform. The versatile loafer comes in black and white and will pair with any outfit you choose.
Price: $90 at Urban Outfitters
7. Riekhany Platform Chunky Chain Loafers
Slip on this fuss-free, but totally extra pair of penny loafers, to feel effortlessly cool in any outfit.
It has a modern almond-shaped toe with a Mr. T-inspired chunky chain on top.
The preppy-style glossy patent faux leather loafers have a 1.75-inch heel you can wear year-round.
Most Helpful Review: “I love a bold shoe to go with my outfits. These were easy to slip on and material seems to be good quality. I wasn’t sure if there would be rubbing on my heel after wearing them all day but I haven’t had any issues so far — they’re surprisingly comfortable.” — Haley S
Price: $58 on Amazon
8. Dirty Laundry Heeled Loafer
A slip-on loafer pump with a thick, chunky block heel and lug sole that can slip nicely into your shoe entourage.
With only a hint of shiny vegan patent leather, this platform loafer updates any outfit or even replaces your OG ones from back in the day — at ’90s prices.
Most Helpful Review: “These ran bigger than expected. Wish I had sized down and just expanded the toes in the freezer. I wear these for 9 hours at a job that requires standing and quick walking. My arches don’t hurt till hour 8. Really happy with these overall and think they will offer even more comfort when sized correctly.” — Harmony
Price: $35 and up on Amazon
9. Crown Vintage Sage Penny Loafer
The classic penny loafer gets an upgrade with the Sage from Crown Vintage.
With a lug sole, you get a retro-chic, sophisticated style, lifting to the stars by a 2.5-inch chunky stacked block heel, while the gray patent shine adds a touch of edge.
It’s available in gray and black color options.
Most Helpful Reviews: “The shoes turned out better than I expected. They are comfortable with nowhere in time. They’re true to size and stylish. I wouldn’t mind if they were an inch higher but I’ll be able to walk longer distances in these.” — Dlynne
Price: $60 at DSW
10. Chinese Laundry Jensen Scorpi Platform Loafer
Get your utilitarian style on with the new Jensen Scorpi super chunky loafer from Chinese Laundry.
It features everything you’d ever want in a chunky loafer: a lug sole with a 2.75-inch heel and 1.75-inch platform.
And good news for us animal lovers! The loafer has a synthetic upper.
Price: $89.95 at Nordstrom
Splurge-worthy Chunky Loafers
Vagabond Cosmo 2.0 Loafers
Ridiculously cool and chunky, these menswear-inspired loafers sport a leather upper with a standout lugged rubber sole in a preppy meets edgy style.
It features metal plate details on top and an ultra-bumped-up sole.
The slip-on loafers go smashingly with virtually anything in your closet — from sweatpants to trousers.
Price: $185 at Free People
Sam Edelman Monna Lace Up Lug Loafer
An elevated chunky loafer sporting vintage vibes and sophistication.
The almond-shaped toe makes these beauties a more conservative loafer choice but still captures a bit of edge.
The block heel is 2.4 inches, and the upper is 100% leather. These loafers are just seriously all that and a bag of chips with a memory-inducing nod to retro fashion.
Most Helpful Review: “Obsessed! A new staple! I loved the look but wasn’t sure they would be comfortable. I was wrong! These are incredibly comfortable, even without no show socks.” — SaraM
Price: $170 at Sam Edelman
Seychelles Luster Platform Loafers
Seychelles makes the comfiest, most stylish shoes and the new Luster Platform Loafer is no exception.
With a real leather upper, rubber lug sole and a 1.5-inch heel, the buckle detail adds extra specialness to this otherwise standard loafer.
It comes in ivory and black.
Price: $159 at Anthropologie
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