What to Look for to Feel Comfortably at Home in Men’s Slippers
These shoes were made for lounging.
Nothing says “Honey, I’m home!” after you’ve had a rough day like a great pair of men’s slippers. Regular flip-flops may keep the soles of your feet from touching the floor or carpet, but we can do a lot better than that. If you’re ready for a true upgrade from bare feet, first, consider the material. You won’t be running around on rugged terrain in them, but you still want a pair that’s stitched to last. Now let’s walk through your options.
Loafer- or moccasin-style slippers will keep your feet covered when you’re going from room to room or heading out into the yard. Meanwhile, mule and scuff slippers have no back to constrain your heel, so you just slip them on and go. Although they’re no longer for bedroom use only, these home shoes are generally intended to be worn indoors, unless they come with durable rubber or cork soles…
You can’t go wrong with a pair of leather slippers. They’re durable and breathable, and the more you wear them, the more they mold to the contours of your feet. Suede offers many of the same benefits with added softness. Wool, faux wool, and microfiber are also elegant, high-quality alternatives to cotton slip-ons and flip-flops.
Memory foam soles offer some of the same comforting benefits to the feet that memory foam mattresses provide for the back. Although you likely won’t be performing strenuous activities in your slippers, memory foam will ease pressure and absorb heel shock when you’re running up and down the stairs or dancing around in the bedroom.