ELBA PENNY LOAFER

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
97 Reviews
$375
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Black Spazzolato

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Our modern take on a classic penny loafer. Handcrafted in a bold black spazzolato, the ELBA updates the timeless style with our signature notched welt and angled leather heel. We’ll live in these loafers with everything from oversized suits, to cuffed jeans and socks to long skirts.

Our shoes are made from the highest quality leather which will last season after season. Leather is a natural material and will give with wear.

  • 100% Italian leather in black spazzolato. This tannery is rated Leather Working Group Registered and leather contains no PFAs. Leather Working Group is a tool to evaluate the environmental performance of leather goods manufacturers.
  • 0.75" angled heel with leather sole
  • Leather and rubber split chip heel cap for enhanced durability

This material may feel snug when you first put them on. This is normal as they will need a little breaking in to make them yours. Before you know it, the leather will take the shape of your foot and become your everyday favorite. We suggest wearing them with socks around the house until they soften.

  • Recommendation: The length of this style is running slightly long. If you are narrow or in between sizes, we recommend 1/2 sizing down.
  • ELBA is the last used for this loafer. Learn more about lasts here.


Do you have a question or a comment? Please email hello@fredasalvador.com to reach our customer support team.


The Italian definition of Spazzolato translates to "brushed". This leather is a high shine, full-grain leather that achieves it's luster and depth of color after a great deal of brushing by hand and polishing wheels. It's a very durable leather and easy to maintain, but is still susceptible to marks as you begin to wear. To clean, wipe dirt or other spills off the leather with a damp cloth, then pat dry. Spazzolato requires only an occasional polish with a cloth or light leather conditioner. Please test the cleaner on a small portion of your shoe to ensure no discoloration before applying all over. We advise against using any cleaning products, as they will damage the leather. We recommend cleaning periodically or as needed to keep your FRĒDAs looking brand new.

For all material and sole care tips, find more care here.

The ELBA is hand-sewn in our San Salvador, El Salvador, family factory. Our Co-Founder's grandfather started manufacturing shoes 67 years ago, and our hand-sewn Moccasins are produced in a factory that her father started in the 1980s. This factory is one of the last hand-sewn moccasin factories in the world—a true testament to artisanal craftsmanship and passing down this skill from generation to generation.

See the factory.

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 97 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 90 Total 4 star reviews: 7 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
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97 reviews
  • LR
    Linda R.
    Verified Buyer
    Normal Size 7.5
    Size Purchased 7.5
    2 days ago
    Normal Size 7.5
    Size Purchased 7.5
    ELBA PENNY LOAFER
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    ELBA PENNY LOAFER 7.5 / Hickory Embossed Croc with Hardware
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Super Comfortable

    I loved the fit and comfort of this shoe the first time I wore them. Ever since, each wearing has been equaling as rewarding.

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  • MD
    Melissa D.
    Verified Buyer
    Normal Size 9.5
    Size Purchased 9
    4 days ago
    Normal Size 9.5
    Size Purchased 9
    ELBA PENNY LOAFER
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    ELBA PENNY LOAFER 9.5 / Black Spazzolato
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    As good as it gets

    I’m normally a 9.5 but had to exchange for the 9, fits perfectly! Slightly stiff but was able to wear them to the office on day one. They look so well made and just so so special. If you’re on the fence - do it! I waited a while to order and wish I’d done so sooner.

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  • LR
    Linda R.
    Verified Buyer
    Normal Size 7.5
    Size Purchased 7.5
    1 week ago
    Normal Size 7.5
    Size Purchased 7.5
    ELBA PENNY LOAFER
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    ELBA PENNY LOAFER 7.5 / Black Spazzolato
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Love them so much !

    I love this Loafer so much that I bought a second pair in a different color. They are so comfortable and cushy inside. I felt they fit me from the start and I was worried about them gapping and they did not gap at all.

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    Jenna S.
    Verified Buyer
    Normal Size 9.5
    Size Purchased 9.5
    3 weeks ago
    Normal Size 9.5
    Size Purchased 9.5
    ELBA PENNY LOAFER
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    ELBA PENNY LOAFER 9.5 / Hickory Embossed Croc with Hardware
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Love these but finding it hard to break in

    I was on a waitlist for this pair for months and couldn’t wait to purchase! They are gorgeous and high quality but I’m finding them quite stiff and it’s taking awhile to break in. Maybe I need to spend more time with socks and wear them around the house, but have worn them 5 times with bare feet and even with minimal walking (at the office) I can feel blisters forming in a few spots. I bought my usual 9.5 and have high arches.

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    Sarah P.
    Verified Buyer
    Normal Size 6.5
    Size Purchased 6.5
    3 weeks ago
    Normal Size 6.5
    Size Purchased 6.5
    ELBA PENNY LOAFER
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    ELBA PENNY LOAFER 6.5 / Herb Spazzolato
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Elba Loafer

    Love them. Bought the Herb color and have worn them for several long days with no socks. Color will work well all year around. I have had no issues breaking them in. Very well made shoe that will last for years. I wear a 6.5 or 7 normally and found the 6.5 more comfortable for this shoe.

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