One of the great joys in life is getting home and putting on a cozy, comfortable pair of really great slippers. Slippers, house shoes, room shoes, or whatever you may call them are a crucial item that you need to own to keep yourself comfortable and warm in colder months.
The key to getting the best pair is finding one with good support, so it is comfortable to wear on a hard floor, but that will also keep your feet warm. A perfect design can feel like walking on a cloud, so we have found some of the best on the market.
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L.L Bean Women’s Wicked Good Moccasins
L.L Bean’s Wicked Good Moccasins are the benchmark for comfortable slippers. L.L Bean has lots of very comfy styles to choose from, with their most famous being the Women’s Wicked Good Moccasins. These are like putting pillows onto your feet; they are beyond comfortable.
Apart from comfort, L.L Bean Moccasins have a lot going for them. First and foremost, they are warm; the sheepskin and the lamb fur are fantastic for keeping your feet toasty on freezing days. The shearling can draw moisture away from your feet, so your feet won’t feel sweaty even when they are warm. The sole is also top-notch rubber with a nice cushion to it, as well as the right amount of traction on the bottom to prevent slipping. One final thing about L.L Bean’s Moccasin, they are built to last, so you should get a good number of years wear out of each pair.
Available from L.L Bean
L.L. Bean Women’s Daybreak Scuffs
L.L Bean’s Women’s Daybreak Scuffs are also worth mentioning if you want a warm and comfy style for around the house. They are adorable with lovely patterns that are different depending on the color that you choose.
The Daybreak Scuff has a wool upper in a clog style designed for indoor or outdoor use, so it works really well as house shoes. The liner is a fluffy high-pile fleece, allowing your feet to stay extra warm even in very cold temperatures. The mule design also makes them really easy to get on and off.
Available from L.L Bean
UGG Women’s Coquette
Right up there with L.L Bean are the many UGGS slipper options, with one of the best styles being the UGG Coquette. As you may expect, this slipper isn’t cheap, but many people feel like the steep price is worth it for the quality you are getting. UGGS has lots of great options; the two most popular are the Coquette (pictured above) and the UGG Women’s Scuffette II Scuff.
The Coquette has a much thicker sole than the Scuffette, which is great if you have to take the dog out or make a quick trip outside. They have that famous sheepskin and sheep fur that UGG’s are known for. This design should last for years due to the quality and durable materials that have been used in the construction
Available from Nordstrom
BOBS from Skechers
If you would like a more moderately priced option that is still super comfortable and durable, a popular choice is the Bobs from Skechers Women’s Keepsakes Slipper. Like most of Skechers products, it has a memory foam insole that will mold to your feet and feel very comfortable. The tread on the bottom of the design is okay for indoors or quick trips outside.
Apart from the budget-friendly price, I love this style because of the sweater-like material used on the upper part of the footwear. It looks great and adds to the overall cozy feel that these slippers will give you.
Available from Amazon
If you want a closed-toe option that has orthotic support, a popular style is the Orthofeet Charlotte. These are designed to work well for all kinds of different foot and ankle issues. They have a contoured orthotic insole, with anatomical arch support and deep heel-seat form. The sole is somewhat lightweight with a decent amount of cushioning. The heel is designed to be a little higher than the toes, and some people find it helpful for plantar fasciitis.
The Charlotte also has a Velcro strap on top allowing them to be loosened or tightened to get a better fit. They are a little pricey, like most orthopedic shoes, but Orthofeet offers free returns if you want to give it a try.
Available from Orthofeet.com
Minnetonka Women’s Cally
If you like the moccasin style, another great brand to look for is Minnetonka. Their Cally moccasin is super soft and cozy. They are pile-lined, which is the human-made equivalent of a shearling liner, so your feet will stay pretty warm but probably won’t be as breathable as the styles with shearling.
If you have overly hot feet, they may not be the best option. The rubber sole is pretty thin, but it is considered an indoor/outdoor bottom, so you can wear it outside if needed.
Available from Minnetonka and Nordstrom
World’s Softest Super Soft Cozy Slippers
These are a cute, comfy, inexpensive option if you are looking for something a little bit lighter. World’s Softest Super Soft Cozy Slippers work great if you are traveling because they are small and can fold up quickly if needed. This is a style that probably won’t last that long if you are wearing them every day, so many people buy multiple pairs at a time. They are kind of like a cross between a cozy sock and a slipper.
What a lot of people love about this style is that they are easy to wash and dry and are very comfortable because of their foam-padded soles. These Soft Cozy Slippers also have non slip bubbles on the bottom to stop you from sliding.
Available from Amazon
ACORN Women’s Moc Slipper
Acorn produces some very comfortable slippers that come in quite a few different color fabric styles and textures. The shape and fit of one of their most popular styles, the Moc Slipper, is slightly different from most other top styles for women. The lining is made of a moisture-wicking fabric of fleece Berber or sometimes a cotton blend, so you shouldn’t have to worry about your feet sweating.
The outsoles are skid-resistant and are durable enough to be worn outside. This is not footwear that features a lot of arch support but is heavily cushioned. Acorn designs are pretty easy to take care of because they can easily be machine washed in cold water and air-dried.
Available from Amazon
Vionic Women’s Relax
The Vionic Women’s Relax are a great option if you have foot issues like plantar fasciitis and need a little extra support as they have received the APMA Seal of Acceptance so they are podiatrist approved. The adjustable Velcro strap is an excellent feature if your feet are wide or narrow, or swollen, as it gives you a bit of room for adjustment in the width to help get the right fit.
The special Orthaheel arch support and footbed are very comfortable for your feet. Some people feel like they are a little more like a shoe than a slipper because of the well-formed footbed with arch support. As with most orthopedic-type shoes, the Relax design is a little more expensive than other options. If your feet get overly warm or you live in a warm climate, an open toe option is an excellent way to go to help get airflow through.
They are also great because, unlike some designs that don’t have a back that is hard to keep on, the Relax stays on easily, and if you find them slipping off while you walk, you can adjust the Velcro strap to get a secure fit. The only downside to this style is that they cannot be machine washed; you can only wipe them clean with a dry cotton cloth.
Available from Zappos
This lovely floral embroidered design from Acorn is perfect for staying cozy since it is made of boiled wool. Boiled wool is a great material to use in slippers because it is warm yet breathable, so it can keep your feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It can also absorb moisture to help keep everything dry.
People love boiled wool styles because they are usually great quality and often have a quirky style. The insole has a strong molded arch support, and the outsole is a durable rubber, so you can wear them inside or outside if you need to.
Available from Amazon
Things to Consider:
Comfort– Various things add or take away from just how comfortable a particular style will be. Padding, material, lining, support, grip, outsole material, and style are all things that you should think about before you start shopping for the best design for you.
Durability– Obviously, if you wear your slippers a lot, they will wear out at some point; the soles are often the main problem when they start to fall apart. If you are planning on wearing them outside on occasion, look for slippers with a rubber sole so that they will last longer. Also, be aware that it will flatten out and wear down as the years go on if you go for a shearling lining. It will still be warm, but you may not find them as cozy after wearing them for a few years.
Climate – Almost all of our list styles are made for colder climates and are built to keep your feet warm. There are lighter fabric designs or unlined shoes that are a better option if you live in a more temperate climate and want comfortable footwear to wear around the house.
Overheating -If you have feet that get hot and sweaty, you should pay particular attention to the lining of any style that you are considering. Shearling will keep your feet very warm and should act as a natural wicking kind of material, but it may not work for everyone since some people find shearling a little too hot. The synthetic imitation shearling fabrics will also be warm but probably won’t wick moisture away from your feet as well as the real stuff.
Pricing – It may seem a little bit crazy to spend over $100 on a pair of slippers, but the expensive brands like the L.L Bean or the UGGs can often last five years or more depending on how well they are taken care of and how much you wear them. The designs that feature suede or shearling will cost you much more than other styles but may last longer and be more comfortable.
Features to Look for
Cleaning – A ‘nice to have’ feature is whether it is washable. There aren’t that many washable slippers, but there are a few. If you would like a style that can be machine washed, check out the Acorns and or the Worlds Softest Slipper. The options with suede and shearling are not washable. Instead, you will have to clean them with a damp cloth.
Inside/Outside– It is handy to have a slipper that you can wear outside for brief periods without ruining them. If you are in the habit of wearing your slippers outdoors, you may want to look for a style with a rubber sole. If the sole is thick enough, you should be able to wear it outside, even if the ground is wet or snowy, without ruining the footwear. Slippers aren’t going to have waterproof fabric, so you won’t wear them out if it is raining or super wet.
Style – There are many different styles of slippers to choose from, including moccasin, mules, bootie, slide-on scuffs or open back, sock styles, and clogs. The most popular styles tend to be moccasins, which are great for keeping warm and usually have a thick enough sole to be worn outdoors briefly. Slide-on styles with an open back are also trendy since they are easy to get on and off and are very comfortable.
Cushioning– For pure comfort, it is nice to have a decent amount of cushioning in any footwear you buy. Some brands have memory foam or plush foam like the Acorn style. The styles with the rubber soles often have less cushioning but more support.
Material– One of the most critical aspects of finding a comfortable slipper is finding the right material. If your feet get hot, you may want to look for a slipper made of a cotton blend, as it will be more breathable than other materials. They are also usually inexpensive and easy to clean. Leather and suede are in demand choices for slippers, as they are durable and warm, although they tend to cost more than synthetic materials. Sheepskin is one of the most popular and expensive options in a quality slipper; it is known for being warm, comfortable, and durable.
Wide or narrow feet- Generally, slippers don’t come in wide or narrow sizes, so you will instead have to look for particular styles that fit well for wide or narrow feet. You may also want to look for styles that have Velcro straps that you can adjust to help get a better fit.
Sole -Depending on when and where you will be wearing your slippers, you may want to consider how thick the sole is, as well as whether it is rubber or cushioned foam. You may also want to look at the grip on the bottom of the footwear to make sure there is no chance of slipping. If you get a product from a cheaper brand, you may have to worry about soles leaving marks on your floors.
Lining– For those who want something hot, a shearling lining is one of the best options; it is a super warm and natural wicking material to draw moisture away from your feet, so they don’t feel sweaty. Fleece is also a great lining to look for, as it will be warm and usually easy to clean.