ELBA PENNY LOAFER

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
78 Reviews
$375
Bestseller
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.

4.9
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
Based on 78 reviews
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78 reviews
  • KB
    Kimberly B.
    Verified Buyer
    Normal Size 6.5
    Size Purchased 7
    9 minutes ago
    Normal Size 6.5
    Size Purchased 7
    ELBA PENNY LOAFER
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    ELBA PENNY LOAFER 7 / Black Spazzolato
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Love them!

    Beautiful loafers! Very comfortable, incredibly stylish. A step up from the classic rather dated loafer.

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  • M
    Maria
    5 days ago
    ELBA PENNY LOAFER
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    ELBA PENNY LOAFER 8 / Espresso Spazzolato
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 Stars

    Beautifully made. Craftsmanship and material makes the loafers look more expensive. They’re more comfortable than my Saint Laurent loafers. The espresso is the perfect brown. Planning to get another pair in a different color soon.

  • JB
    Jennifer B.
    Verified Buyer
    Normal Size 9
    Size Purchased 9
    2 weeks ago
    Normal Size 9
    Size Purchased 9
    ELBA PENNY LOAFER
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    ELBA PENNY LOAFER 9 / Herb Spazzolato
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful color

    My tenth pair of Frědas but my first pair of Elba penny loafers. The subtle green is beautiful and actually quite neutral mixing with blues and blacks as well as green tones.

    I am almost always a size 9 in Frědas but these are a little wide in the heel so I wear thick socks to avoid my foot slipping out. The leather is really thick and heavy so they will take time to break in but should last which is good.

    SizingRated 1.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
  • AM
    Allison M.
    Verified Buyer
    Normal Size 11
    Size Purchased 10.5
    2 weeks ago
    Normal Size 11
    Size Purchased 10.5
    ELBA PENNY LOAFER
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    ELBA PENNY LOAFER 10.5 / Espresso Spazzolato
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    OBSESSED

    These loafers are perfection. Comfortable from day one, well made and strikingly beautiful.

    My only tip: size down!! I’m always an 11 in every single brand. I ended up getting a 10.5 in these loafers but really should have gotten a 10.

    SizingRated 2.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
  • S
    Sam
    Verified Buyer
    Normal Size 8
    Size Purchased 7.5
    2 weeks ago
    Normal Size 8
    Size Purchased 7.5
    ELBA PENNY LOAFER
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    ELBA PENNY LOAFER 7.5 / Cuoio Spazzolato
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Incredible Loafer

    These. Are. Gorgeous! I went down 1/2 a size, as I do not plan to wear socks with these, and they fit like a glove! Gorgeous color for spring/summer!

    SizingRated 1.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
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