I recently did a try-on of two high-end pairs of lug-sole loafers and wanted to compare them here side by side. The lug-sole-loafer trend is still a favorite of mine.
Whether you wear them for everyday outfits or for the office, loafers are such a fab, versatile shoe choice.
Gucci Vs. Chloé Lug-Sole Loafers: Which Is Worth The Investment?
Both pairs of these loafers are gorgeous at first glance, but there are some true differences between the Gucci Lug-Sole Horsebit and the Chloé Noua leather loafers. The fit and styles are two key differences, but spoiler alert: The construction and details on both pairs are beautiful.
Let’s get into the comparison!
I mean, why not start with the Gucci loafers, eh? I realize this isn’t going to be the pair many of us are able to consider as an option, but GOSH, if you can swing it do it. For the details. THE DETAILS.
Style: Super-chunky sole, amazing and beautiful. The bee on the back is what kills me. They definitely have a chunky/wide toe, so less of a classic style and more on-trend for sure.
Fit: Kinda hard to get on, so maybe don’t give them a go if you have a high instep. I don’t, and it took some work, but once I had them on… OH MY. Gorgeous on the foot and just incredibly well made, as you would expect. True to size.
Price: These come in at a cool $1,150, so they’re definitely an investment. The readers on our blog who have them have chimed in that they ADORE them! Whew!
I adore Chloé. It’s probably one of my favorite higher-end designers, but these Noua loafers were so disappointing. They’re lovely to look at, but I’m not sure I dig the stitching, especially in person.
These are really stiff leather, and also hard to get on your foot, like the Gucci pair. Once these were on, though, it wasn’t the same love affair as the Gucci loafers. They’re incredibly crafted but just not comfortable at all, IMO. I imagine they would break in with wear, but to me, these aren’t worth that effort OR the price point. Sad. But c’est la vie.
Style: Very classic, beautifully crafted.
Fit: Hard to get on but true to size. Very stiff leather. Not good for high insteps.
Price: These babes are priced at $850 and, in my opinion, unless they really break in gorgeously with wear, are not worth it. Sorry, my beloved Chloe brand!
Seeing the details up close and getting some feedback on fit is always a plus for me when it comes to online purchases, especially investment pieces. Hope this helps those of you who are considering purchasing a great pair of loafers for spring and summer!
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