Loafer mules have been an enduring trend that’s undoubtedly withstood the test of time (not to mention the fickle cycle of trends season after season) since the ubiquitous Gucci Loafer slide hit the scene in 2017. It was the “it” shoe of the year, but its legacy (and popularity) continues to reign supreme. Thanks to Gucci’s luxe spinoff of the formerly lazy-day shoe, the loafer slide is no longer a glorified pajama slipper — it’s officially a veritable footwear staple that’s both undoubtedly chic and ridiculously comfortable.
Frankly, it makes perfect sense why this trend would go viral and stay on the sartorial radar for years to come: loafer mules are cozy AF, basically foolproof to style (they magically go with just about any outfit), and you can throw them on when you’re literally running out the door. Plus, they look understated enough for casual outings, but they’re also suitable to wear to the office (depending on the style, of course).
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While Gucci’s hallmark styles like the Princetown are undeniably gorgeous, designed with buttery Italian leather and a designer logo to match, they also come with a fairly hefty price tag. The premium quality and refined craftsmanship of the O.G. Gucci slides surely justifies the price point, but if you’re not ready to take the plunge and invest in the real deal, or, you know, would prefer to not drop an entire month’s rent on a pair of shoes, we’ve got you covered with some chic alternatives that look pretty darn close. Scroll through below to check out the best Gucci loafer lookalikes that won’t break the bank.
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Gucci Princetown Loafer Mule
In case you do in fact want to take the plunge on the designer original.
FitFlop Gracie Chain Leather Mules
If you’re looking for a similar style in the cream color, these comfortable mules are a great pick that come with added support for your arches and lots of cushioning.
Courtesy of Steve Madden.
Steve Madden Kandi Loafer Slide
These simple loafer slides look strikingly similar to the Gucci Princetown.
ASOS Design Motto Chain Flat Black Mules
Although the chunky chain detail isn’t exactly the same as Gucci’s signature horsebit, we love this modern take on the iconic shoe — and the $30 price tag can’t be beat.
Sam Edelman Linnie Mule
These slip-ons come in tons of fun prints, colors and textures but our personal favorite is this luxe-looking velvet number.
Alfani Step N’ Flex Garlend Mule Flats
This pair made us do a true double take — and they even come in a fun crocodile texture with an extra chunky matte black chain for extra flair.
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