I kind of hate to admit it but I am a shoes-on-in-the-house kind of person. I don’t know why I am like this. I guess it could hearken back to growing up in a shoes-on household, where my parents didn’t drill into my brain to immediately take my shoes off as soon as I walked through the front door. But I want to change! I love the idea of having designated house slippers so I don’t track dirt and debris into the house and so I can feel cozier. Quick aside: I recently bought Crocs when I was at Disneyland because it was raining and I needed shoes that could get wet (I don’t recommend buying them at the most expensive place in the world btw, but it is what it is). I never thought I would enjoy wearing Crocs but now I wear them around the house every day to the point where they sort of act as slippers for me. But the problem is, I wear the Crocs outside to walk my dog so they are outside shoes too, plus I wouldn’t describe them as “cozy”. IT’S NOT THE SAME! So, to hopefully change my ways, I am vowing to become a house slipper person right here and now. I think my wood floors will thank me for it. So to begin, I asked Mallory and Caitlin (two vocal slipper-wearing people) what slippers they actually have and love:
Women’s Wicked Good Moccasins: Oh, hey, I’ve had these slippers permanently attached to my feet since March 12, 2020, and I WILL NEVER TAKE THEM OFF. (Well, not these exact ones, but this style -while my mom started gifting me a new pair every Christmas in 2017 or 2018, the transition to working from home full time REALLY solidified their place in my daily wardrobe). They have super solid soles (so they’re great if you need to make a quick run outside to the garage or trash can), they’re toasty and soft (obviously, I mean…look at them), and the support is pretty unrivaled (in slippers that I’ve tried, at least). My favorite part is how well they conform to my foot, though – they mold perfectly to the shape of your arches and toes (so when I’m home in Delaware and I try to wear my mom’s, I can tell that they’re hers!). They’re not too hot in the summer, even in my 90-degree apartment, they never make my feet feel sweaty or uncomfortable, and they don’t smell bad despite me wearing them non-stop (like, 16 hours a day, 7 days a week when I’m home – I wish this was a joke, but it really isn’t). I know I’ve written about them on the blog before and I’ve highlighted them in every gift guide I’ve ever written, but THEY’RE UNBELIEVABLE. I literally will not walk barefoot in my apartment anymore and I’m thrilled to slide into them every time I come home, which has been awesome for keeping more floors a little cleaner. I WILL NOT STEER YOU WRONG, I SWEAR. If you only consider one of my recommendations in 2023, THIS IS THE ONE. I love them so, so, so much.
UGG Coquette: Let’s chat about UGG slippers for a moment – I’ve had these (in chestnut) for YEARS. Probably like 6 or 7 years to be exact and I STILL wear them every day (speaking of, it might be time for a new pair). They last forever and are so comfortable, plus I love that they have a solid sole so you can take the trash out or run to the grocery store in them (I don’t always go to the grocery store in my slippers but hey it’s nice to have the option). They’re splurgy for slippers ($120) but they last so long it’s absolutely worth it.
Wool Knit Slipper: For the more affordable slipper option, I was gifted Nautica slippers once and THEY ARE SO SOFT I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT. The sole is less sturdy than the UGG slipper sole but for $9, I’d say there are no complaints here. They’re lightweight so they’re more house slippers than grocery store/errand running slippers (which is not a con since that’s what most people use slippers for, I just thought I’d let you know lol). If you’re in the market, these are awesome and SO AFFORDABLE.
To add to their list, I found these highly-rated, cozy slippers that have piqued my interest:
1. UGG Classic Slip-On: I’ve only heard great things about UGG slippers and I love the all-black look of these.
2. Women’s Wicked Good Clogs: These L.L. Bean slippers look extremely comfortable and durable and I am really into the shape and color.
3. Women’s Cable Knit Gripper Slipper: You already know we love Bombas socks so I am pretty interested in trying these slippers (I love that they have a grip sole).
4. UGG Maxi Curly Slide: Here is another highly reviewed UGG slipper and as far as house slippers go, these would be perfect (because I do worry the hard sole slippers would tempt me to wear them outside…).
5. Women’s Luella Scuff Slippers: Emily recently bought these and says they are SUPER comfy, and the leopard print is pretty dang cute.
6. EMU Australia® Shearling Jolie Slippers: I like these Madewell slippers as a less expensive alternative to the UGG slippers.
That is all! I hope this short and sweet jaunt helped anyone who is looking for good, quality slippers right now. Thanks for reading and happy Friday! xx
Opener Image Credit: Photo by Kaitlin Green