The Best Mens Loafers Made in the USA
You won't loaf around in these shoes.
The Loafer. A classic shoe that men have been wearing for about as long as men's dress shoes were invented and perfected by some of the great shoe companies of old. It just so happens that some of those companies are still around, many of which originated and continue to thrive in the United States and they're still turning out beautiful and comfortable loafers that will fit any situation, casual or dressy.
1. Allen Edmonds Eastport Boat Shoe
Allen Edmonds has been making mens shoes since 1922 and in that time they have been perfecting their brand by delivering exceptional products time and again. The tradition continues with the Eastport boat shoe, featuring a rich leater upper, rawhide lacing with vented screen eyelets, a siped rubber sole for total sturdy traction, and soft supple leather lining for consistent comfort. You can wear this classic boat loafer dockside, on the beach, or while you're just hanging out on the patio at home. The Eastport is available in two colors, tan and brown.
2. Eastland 1955 Edition Freeport Navy Shoe
These shoes that are offered under the Eastland 1955 label feature a carefully crafted top quality leather upper and welt in the moccasin style. Each one is hand-sewn by Eastland's shoe artisans and equipped with breathable leather lining, lace-up closure for a fully adjustable fit, and a cushioned footbed that provides additional support and comfort for your foot. The non-slip rubber outsole gives you a sure step on any type of surface from wood to tile to asphalt. Eastland is a proud American company that has been producing mens and womens shoes for decades and the Freeport recalls the loafers of yesteryear that put the company on the map.
3. Rockport Ports of Call Perth Timber Boat Shoe
Rockport brings two different loafers to the list, the first are the men's Perth boat shoe, which brings a nautical aesthetic to the class moccasin-toe design making it a great all-around shoe that will fit in with casual wear and more upscale attire alike. The Perth has a genuine leather upper with decorative two-eyelet lacing and a slotted collar. Since these shoes are a popular choice amongst the beach set, they come equipped with texturized rubber outsoles that will keep you from slipping on all surfaces, even the wet deck of a boat. They're available in three color choices: timber, dark chocolate, and dark brown.
4. FRYE James Penny Loafer
The Frye Company has a long and storied background in American history. They're not just the oldest shoe manufacturer in the United States, but their products have been a part of this country's rich history with soldiers in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War wearing their boots, along with Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. Now you can own a pair of Frye shoes for yourself, these penny loafers, for instance. They feature hand-distressed leather uppers, leather lining, cushioned leather footbed for convenient slip-on comfort and support, and a sturdy, resilient leather outsole for a sure step each and every time. Just like Teddy Roosevelt would have wanted.
5. Madden Trace Slip-On
You might be familiar with Steve Madden as a manufacturer of womens footwear but he has a pretty large male following as well. His Trace slip loafer might be one reason why, the shoe has been designed in the Venetian slip-on style with a square (or bicycle) toe shape and crisscross stitched detailing throughout. It's been equipped with a reinforced welt, dual elastic goring at the tongue and features a fully synthetic sole for non-slip traction.
6. SAS Safety Sidegore
This set of loafers from SAS are full of all kinds of fancy shoe technologies to provide you with a comfortable and fully supportive shoe that can be worn all day long. They've been designed with a leather upper that is soft and durable and equipped with CoolSTEP antibacterial cushioned footbed to keep your feet dry and cool in warm weather. Add to that the TRIPAD cushioning system that has been crafted to cradle the foot at three distinct pressure points for the ultimate in total comfort. The outsole has shock absorbing properties with a heel height of exactly one inch. These shoes are also easy to slip on and off using the EZ Gore design that comes with dual elastic goring side panels.
7. Allen Edmonds Nashua Moccasin
We've got a second shoe from the fine folks at Allen Edmonds, this time it's their Nashua loafer, a moccasin style shoe that comes with a single fringed shawl and tassels for that traditional aesthetic. The two-tone leather upper is soft and resilient and complements the sturdy textured rubber outsole offering total traction of step. Leather lining keeps the shoe breathable and it features the company's exclusive 114 last, giving the shoe a semi-round toe handsewn last with a shorter vamp and a fuller profile at the ball of the foot.
8. FRYE Harris Tie Slip-On Loafer
The Frye Harris Tie slip loafer has the classic camp moccasin look in an oiled suede upper and leather lining. The cushioned leather footbed provide softness where needed and support where it counts to make this a shoe you can wear for the long term and not feel sore. It also offers a fully rubber outsole that have been equipped with raised nodules for increased traction on any surface, wet or dry. For a classic look that has modern comfort, this loafer from Frye is a good buy.
9. Rockport Classic Lite Penny Loafer
How many times have you wished your dress shoe had the comfort and support of a high-tech sneaker? Well the best of both worlds can now be yours with this Classic Penny Loafer from Rockport. Sure it has the typical leather upper you'd expect from a quality dress shoe at this price point but it also comes equipped with a comfort system more akin to the kind of technology you'd find in a pair of high-end Adidas sneakers. That's because Rockport put the Adidas ADIPRENE cushioning system in this shoe, offering an EVA footbed that is designed to conform to the shape of your foot for a customized fit and shock absorption in the polyurethane outsole to make each step much more forgiving to your feet and legs. Just like you would find in a good running shoe or trainer.