10 Pairs of Shoes for Loafing Around In

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We might be working from home but shoes maketh the man – and the outfit. Just because Zoom can’t see doesn’t mean we should shirk on our responsibility to our feet, but we can afford to relax the rules just a little. So please find our guide to the best shoes for loafing around in, stylishly…

10 Pairs of Shoes for Loafing Around In

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Crockett & Jones loafer

Crockett & Jones

Crockett & Jones’ velvet slippers are no doubt the lounging shoe of choice for Daniel Craig’s James Bond. Craig insisted his Bond looked the part in Crockett & Jones, which was founded way back in 1879, and we’re looking forward to the release of No Time To Die later on this year.

Crockett & Jones Prince Albert Navy Velvet Slipper, £230, crockettandjones.com

CQP Jetty shoe


Super comfy and crafted with 100 per cent Italian suede shade, CQP’s ‘jetty’ slip-on sneaker (£270) reminds us of lazy days messing around on boats.

CQP Jetty slip-on in Tabac, £270, c-qp.com

Loro Piana

Loro Piana

Loro Piana’s collapsible-heel suede espadrilles fuse unrivalled Italian style with a laidback English sensibility that we’re loving.

Loro Piana Seaside Walk Collapsible-Heel Suede Espadrilles, £450, mrporter.com


Joseph Cheaney & Sons

For traditionalists, the Hadley by Joseph Cheaney & Sons is an absolutely classic penny loafer in gorgeous dark brown suede. It’s fully leather lined, stacked on a single leather sole and is one of the shoemaker’s most popular choices.

Cheaney Hadley Penny Loafer in Brown Suede, £380, cheaney.co.uk


Duke & dexter

Duke & Dexter

Grey suede. How chic is that? Step away from the brown and into Duke and Dexter’s Scott wolf loafer for a bit of a step change (£150).

Duke & Dexter Scott Wolf Suede Loafer, £150, dukeanddexter.com

Edward Green

Edward Green

Quite frankly you’d only want to wear Edward Green’s Polperro inside. Just think if you happened to scuff and mark them strolling along Bond Street. These beautiful creations with are made from finest baby calf suede and with their super-light soles, it means you can fold them away in your travel bag for when you’re making that trip (to the bathroom, perhaps).

Edward Green Polperro loafer, £475, edwardgreen.com

Fairfax & Favor

Fairfax & Favor

You’re either the type to tassel or not, but for those who are Fairfax & Favor’s brand new Bedingfeld style is top tassel in our book.

Fairfax & Favour Beddingfield II loafer in navy, £195, fairfaxandfavour.com


Mulo shoes


With veganism the new black, you can rest assured that Mulo’s espadrilles (£115) contain no animal product whatsoever but are still supremely comfortable and handcrafted on an Oxford last just like traditional leather. Even the linen braiding is from a sustainable source.

Mulo Navy weave espadrilles, £115, muloshoes.com

Trickers Adam loafer


If you’ve never been one for a blast of colour on your feet, now’s the time to test out a new hue in the comfort of your own home. Start with Tricker’s gorgeous electric blue Adam penny loafer.

Tricker’s Adam penny loafer town shoe, £395, trickers.com



We thought we’d just let one slipper slip in here as it were, but as long as it was worthy. Church’s Nappa leatherslippers with quilted cushioning do the job perfectly.

Church’s Air travel Nappa leather slippers in black, £220, church-footwear.com


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