The ruling is in: chunky loafers are back in a big way this spring. And whether you love them or hate them, the shoe style is just the latest Y2K-inspired trend to see a major resurgence with the help of TikTok, no less.
Loafers have always been a favored transitional shoe — with their slip-on fit, sartorial style and structured lug sole, loafers boast a particular versatility that makes them ideal for just about any season, occasion or even day-to-night look. But, as with most great styles, they’ve also undergone a more modern and — er — chunkier revamp, in recent years.
While once lauded for its polished, preppy vibe, the shoe has found new life in the form of a chunky loafer frame. From penny loafer styles and heeled loafer shoes to leather and suede-wrapped pairs, you can take your shoe game to new (admittedly chunkier) heights this season with the right pair of chunky loafers.
Scroll below for ET’s picks of the best chunky loafer shoes to shop this spring — with styles from Sam Edelman, Nordstrom, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Amazon, Nasty Gal, Boohoo and more. Plus, check out our official Y2K shopping guide, and browse through spring-friendly corset tops — with styles inspired by celebs like Kourtney Kardashian and Megan Fox.
Kick this Y2K fad up a notch with these patent leather-wrapped, platform loafers from Steve Madden.
Tap into the chunky loafer trend with a lighter, neutral-colored pair for perfect daytime wear.
Keep it pretty in pink with these bubblegum-colored loafers that are elevated by an edgy, gold chain accessory.
With these heeled chunky loafers from H&M, you can (quite literally) elevate the trend with a more structured, block frame,
The chunky loafer trend is alive and well with this platform, block heel style — complete with a lug sole base.
Lean into the leather loafer look with this polished, burgundy-colored pair from Amazon.
Pair these sandy wedge loafers with an airy dress for the perfect spring outfit.
The rounded, metal chain detail on this classic chunky loafer gives the style an extra, elegant touch.
With a leather sole and sleek, white wrapped material, these unisex Dr. Martens are effortlessly cool and modern — atypical to the traditional chunky loafer style.
Featuring polished vamp decor, take on a retro-inspired style wearing these faux-leather loafers by Sam Edelman.
Add some glossy edge to your spring wardrobe.
Whether you’re a classic loafer fan or in search of trendy penny loafers, this Sam Edelman style is so chic — and boasts a wide size selection, too.
This classic style gets a more refined update with its khaki fabric and chunky shoe frame.
These classically black loafer shoes offer added comfort and breathability thanks to their flex, laced-up style.
You can never go wrong with a classic pair of chunky loafers — especially if they’re wrapped in this patent leather material.