I’m going to start by saying something a few of you might agree with (I’m sure these shoes are a bit like marmite). When I first came across them over a year ago, I didn’t get the hype, at all. I didn’t even like the look of them that much and I presumed they would be a trend that would come and go. Well they are more popular than ever this year and I must admit, they’ve grown on me. I’d considered a pair for a while because they just seemed to be everywhere and I completely changed my mind on them once I’d tried a pair on in the flesh. I know I’m not exactly selling them by saying I wasn’t sure at first, but I’m not trying to. This is just my own experience with this shoe style and how I’ve found them to fit, feel, etc. Of course I can’t talk about longevity at the moment since I’ve only recently purchased them, but I will happily do an updated version of this once they’ve had a year or so’s wear.

I presume if you are reading this, you are either interested in buying a pair and therefore you do like the style, or you are simply curious and want to know more. Hopefully this post is useful to you in some way. When making investment purchases, I research before I buy, so this is the kind of thing I would like to have read before I ordered mine.

Why did I choose the Jordaan style?

There are a few other Gucci versions that are similar in style to the Jordaan, including the Princetown (slip on mules) and the Brixton (with a collapsable heel). I initially considered the Princetown as they are quite popular online, however I ended up going for the full shoe of the Jordaan. I feel they are more my style and slightly more practical for A/W wear (being closed in at the back) and I didn’t want to risk them slipping off whilst I was walking. I’m also not sure how long the slip on mule style will continue being popular, so didn’t want to risk making a mistake with such a pricey purchase. I love the antique gold horsebit detail to the front, for me it’s classic Gucci.


How many pairs do I own?

I own two, one pair are Scarlett Red velvet* and the other pair are Black leather*. I purchased separately, the red pair first after being blown away by the colour of them! I then ordered the black pair the same day the red velvet arrived. The second wasn’t a planned purchase, I was just so impressed with the red pair that I wanted to try more!

What is the sizing like?

 I’d never brought a pair of Gucci shoes before, so went for my usual size for my first purchase (the Red Velvet) and they fit comfortably. The website recommended taking your usual size so that’s what I did. There’s a tiny bit of give, but not enough to warrant a different size. I’d been told that the leather versions stretch out quite a bit after a few wears and the website also suggested sizing down half a size, so I did for my second purchase (the Black pair). They fitted just like the velvet pair, considering they are half a size smaller, so I’m glad I decided to size down for the leather version. I have narrow feet and slim heels, so I find a lot of shoes wide fitting, causing my feet to move around in the shoe (they aren’t weird I promise – I wrote about this before, here). I suit slim and more lightweight styles rather than chunky/weighty shoes for the same reason. Gucci Jordaan’s fit very narrow, they are literally my dream come true. If you have narrow feet you will love these. If you have wide feet you might need to size up a little, baring in mind they might stretch out over time.

Are they comfortable?

I am so happy to write this – yes they are! So comfortable!! The velvet pair are soft and dare I say it, like slippers. The black pair have the most incredibly soft leather which makes them fit like a glove. I would easily say they are my most comfortable flat shoes.


Are they worth it?

They are expensive and for me they are certainly an investment purchase rather than throw away fashion. I put off buying them for a while due to the price, but now I have them I don’t know how I ever managed without them (slight exaggeration, but I do love them). They are very well made, which you would expect for the price but that’s not always guaranteed. If you are going to wear them all the time I think they are a good investment. They work really well with my wardrobe and I feel like I chose the two best colours for me. I like the fact that I have a bright pair and a dark pair, both velvet and leather, for contrast. They are very practical and good for on-the-go days where comfort is a priority, whilst still looking stylish. I think they are a classic investment and although pricey, they have earned their place in my wardrobe already as I haven’t taken them off since!

Would I re purchase?

I so would! But with two pairs already, I think I’m more than good for a while (my debit card just took a sigh of relief). In fairness, the jacket I recently purchased (see post) is to blame for the velvet pair as I thought they would go sooo well (which they do, yay). Then I got addicted and ordered the Black pair too… I haven’t really got an excuse for that one.


UPDATE (21/03/2018)
I have since written an updated Gucci loafers post which follows on from this one, comparing both the Jordaan and Brixton style (and more colours). If you would like to read it please click here.


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  1. June
    October 9, 2017 / 2:08 am

    Why did you choose a jordaan over Brixton? I can’t make up my mind. Thanks.

    • emilyjhardy
      October 9, 2017 / 9:07 pm

      Hi! Just personal preference I suppose. I thought I may as well go for the full shoe of the Jordaan, as I hadn’t planned on wearing the back folded down πŸ™‚

  2. Della
    January 20, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    Emily, this post was very helpful. I’m on my way to try on a pair of the Jordaan’s shortly and I’m happy I came across your review. Thank you.

    • Emily
      January 20, 2018 / 9:22 pm

      Hello! Thank you for your comment, I am so glad you have found it useful! πŸ™‚

  3. Sabrina
    February 9, 2018 / 5:35 am

    Do you find that the velvet ones stretch? If you bought again would you size down for the velvets or still buy your true size? Thank you!

    • Emily
      February 10, 2018 / 1:25 pm

      Hi! I would stick to my usual size, the velvet pair don’t seem to have stretched much and they are very comfortable. My Black leather pair have stretched slightly, so I’m glad I went down half a size with those. I hope that is helpful, thank you for your comment! πŸ™‚

  4. Marlene
    March 21, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    I’m thinking of getting the Princetowns in white for he spring summer. I love in the Philadelphia area. Any thoughts. They will be my first Gucci shoe purchase.

    • Emily
      March 21, 2018 / 2:28 pm

      Hi! I love the White, they are so perfect for spring/summer! I have my eye on the White Brixton style when the UK weather warms up. I haven’t tried a pair of the Princetown style unfortunately, but I perhaps wouldn’t go too big on the size just in case they slide off as you walk!

  5. Asel
    March 26, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    IMPORTANT TO NOTE: they fit wide feet VERY well also. How can they possibly so versatile?
    I always struggle with shoes, because of my big feet, but Gucci makes me happy every time. Sometimes I wonder why other shoe brands even bother existing haha.

    • Emily
      March 26, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      Oh that’s great!! They are a brilliant shoe πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your comment!

      October 4, 2020 / 3:52 am

      Did you go up in size? I have wide feet…

  6. Edy
    March 29, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    Dear Emily, do you wear these loafers on barefoot or with (invisible) socks / tights? Is it easy to slip in while on barefoot? Thank you!

  7. Jessie
    July 6, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    I’ve been planning my splurge on red leather Gucci loafers for months – glad I’m not alone so thank you for this. SO helpful! xo

    • Emily
      July 7, 2018 / 10:18 pm

      The red leather are beautiful!! You are so welcome, glad I could help πŸ™‚ xx

  8. Catarina Batista
    November 9, 2018 / 2:27 am

    Hello πŸ™‚ I am thinking of buying and I’m so glad I found this post, because after one year, how do you feel about them? Any comfort situation, how about durability and can you keep your fit warm? Do you use with socks or no socks?
    I am thinking of buying to use in my work… I want something other than sneakers !!!

    Sorry for the questions,

    Thank you, Catarina

    • Emily
      November 9, 2018 / 10:31 am

      Hi! I still love them as much, if not more than before. They are comfortable and very easy to wear. I do not wear socks with mine. They all still look very new so wearing well – I try to look after them (I do not wear them in bad weather, for example). Thank you for your comment, good luck with your upcoming purchase! πŸ™‚

  9. Cindy
    November 18, 2018 / 2:54 pm

    I was wondering how you protect your soles. Did you protect before wearing with rubber soles? Thanks for your posts on this

    • Emily
      November 18, 2018 / 11:39 pm

      Hi! I haven’t resoled any of mine. I might do in future if/when I think they need it. Thank you for your comment πŸ™‚

  10. Jamie
    April 3, 2019 / 6:44 pm

    The store in Ireland that carries Gucci recommends having rubber soles put on the Jordan loafers. Maybe it’s because we have such a damp climate. But the saleswoman said they can be quite slippery when wet if you don’t add the rubber soles. I looked online and see that other people recommend this. Any thoughts?

    • Emily
      October 20, 2019 / 1:29 pm

      I’ve never found the need to do it myself as I haven’t found them slippery at all. But if you do it’s a good idea!

  11. Cathy
    September 8, 2019 / 10:58 am

    How do you remove scuff marks from your Gucci loafers? I have a pair of red leather Jordan loafers and I have a couple of black scuffs. Love them, wear them often and want to care for them properly. Thanks for any suggestions!

    • Emily
      October 20, 2019 / 1:23 pm

      Hello! I haven’t noticed any marks on mine yet that I’ve needed to remove, so unfortunately I’m unsure. I would suggest a damp cloth perhaps, as that’s what I would normally try with leather. Thank you for your comment πŸ™‚

  12. Jo Bullock
    September 8, 2020 / 12:12 pm


    Do you prefer the Jordaans to the Brixton , I would like to purchase the Jordaans in the light brown colour (mud) i think they call it , but in that colour there is only
    the Brixton available. I too will not wear the back down which is why I wanted the Jordaans as they seem more structured.
    How have you found them , are they keeping the shape as well.

    • Emily
      October 6, 2020 / 2:45 pm

      Hi! Thank you for your comment πŸ™‚ My Brixton’s have kept the shape so I wouldn’t worry too much about that. I get lots of wear out of both styles – as I own more Jordaan’s I wear those the most. If I had to choose an absolute favourite style I would probably say Jordaan. But colours make a huge difference so if the colour you like is only available in the Brixton I would go for those! I find them very comfortable.

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