The One Shoe You Need To Transition From Summer To Fall

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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

$89

Steven

Leather Slides With Strap

$70

Zara

Faith Backless Silver Leather Loafers

$105

ASOS

Mika Leather Slide Loafer

$175

Rebecca Minkoff

Cecil Loafer

$385

Tibi

Keen Mule

$350

Freda Salvador

Louie Mule Loafer

$495

3.1 Phillip Lim

Holzer Faux-Leather Slip-On Loafers

$450

Stella McCartney

Backless Mules

$420

Dorateymur

Eel Loafer Slides

$595

Alexandre Birman

Princetown Horsebit-Detailed Jacquard Slippers

$695

Gucci