For padding around the house or insulating feet from a cold floor, there’s no better footwear than a cozy house shoe. Lined with felt, wool, or synthetic pile, a quality slipper may be made of leather, suede, cotton, or just about any other upper material. They are available in a variety of construction types and configurations, meaning there’s a style to fit virtually any lounging pattern. Here’s a look at some of the most popular options.
Durable Rubber Sole
Even if you don’t plan to wear these outside, it’s nice to know a pair is built to handle weather, just in case. UGG
If your indoor routine occasionally takes you outdoors, then a house shoe with a full heel and a rubber sole will give you the protection you need. You won’t kick it off halfway to the mailbox or while walking the dog across a frosty lawn, and that extra bit of upper will keep you warm and dry until you can hustle back inside.
A waffle-knit upper lets your foot breathe, keeping these sweat- and odor-free. Rockdove
Clog-style slippers have a small heel cup to keep the shoe firmly in place. But clogs are still open enough to don as a slide-in and (bonus points!) will not trap foot odor the way a full-heel house shoe can, making them perfect for indoor and light outdoor wear.
These have a classic look and feel, and the open heel area makes them easy to pop on and off. UGG
For the ultimate in convenience, try a slide-in slipper or “scuff.” Scuffs have no heel, and the backless design makes them appropriate for wearing exclusively indoors. Lightweight and breathable, they’ll keep your toes warm beside the fire or at the breakfast table on the coldest winter mornings and yet remain comfortable throughout the entire year.