The One Shoe You Need To Transition From Summer To Fall


We know, we know. It’s still summer and you’re determined to get every last step out of your espadrilles and slides. But if we told you there’s one shoe style that’ll take you seamlessly from now into next season, you’d listen, right? Good. Because it’s the backless loafer and we’ve got reasons aplenty for rocking it. Not only does the menswear-inspired slip-on have laissez-faire appeal, it’s polished to boot—i.e., it works in almost any scenario. Teamed with jeans? Yes. Cool with a dress? Obviously. Layered with socks? Geek chic for the win! There’s literally no reason not to get on board. Shop our 11 picks ahead, for every style and price point.

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Backless Loafers

Razzi Suede Mules



Leather Slides With Strap



Faith Backless Silver Leather Loafers



Mika Leather Slide Loafer


Rebecca Minkoff

Cecil Loafer



Keen Mule


Freda Salvador

Louie Mule Loafer


3.1 Phillip Lim

Holzer Faux-Leather Slip-On Loafers


Stella McCartney

Backless Mules



Eel Loafer Slides


Alexandre Birman

Princetown Horsebit-Detailed Jacquard Slippers