Now that we’re all staying at home all of the time, a comfy pair of slippers or house shoes has gone from a nice thing to have to an absolute necessity.
House shoes not only keep your feet warm and protect them from anything sharp that might have fallen on the floor, they provide traction to prevent slipping and falling. My comfy old Uggs have never gotten so much wear, to the point that I’m thinking I need to buy a few more pairs.
But part of me also wants to venture out from the same brand and style I’ve worn for years. There’s a whole world of comfortable at-home footwear out there, from soft, casual slippers to sturdier, more constructed house shoes that almost look professional enough to wear in public.
If you also find yourself living in slippers or house shoes now, this is the perfect time to treat yourself to a fancy new pair — or several. Scroll down to see Woman’s World’s picks for the best house shoes.
1. Best Luxurious House Shoes
Ugg Ansley Slippers
Where to buy: $99.95, Zappos
These top-rated suede slippers are lined with soft, fluffy wool that keeps your feet warm while still letting them breathe. A cushioned wool footbed makes every step comfortable, while a sturdy yet flexible rubber sole makes them suitable for indoor or outdoor wear — so you can leave them on when you take out the garbage or pick up the mail. Choose your favorite of seven available colors.
2. Best Sporty House Shoes
Skechers Sport D’Lites Slip-On Mule Sneakers
Are they slippers, or are they sneakers? Truth be told, this athletic-inspired choice could be either — but if you wear them at home, we say that makes them house shoes. They slip on and stay on, without having to lace them up, and reviewers rave about the comfortable memory foam footbed. Available in 10 different color combos, these house shoes are supportive, sporty, and stylish.
3. Best Slip-On House Shoes
UGG Scuffette II Slippers
Where to buy: $84.95, Zappos
For sheer comfort, you can’t beat a pair of Uggs, and if want easy-on, easy-off convenience, scuffs are the way to go. These slip-ons are lined with plush sheepskin and have suede uppers and a round toe for maximum comfort (no squeezed toes). A cork-infused rubber sole provides traction, and you can choose from four equally beautiful, earthy colors.
4. Best Animal Slippers
Giesswein Koala Slippers
Where to buy: $111.95, Zappos
These boiled-wool slippers have koalas on them — need we say more? Made in Austria from real sheep fur, the detailing is hand-stitched, and they’re free from synthetic chemicals and glues. There are no seams on the interior, so you don’t have to worry about anything rubbing your feet. A removable footbed means they’ll accommodate orthotics, and even if you don’t use them, they provide excellent arch support all on their own. Koalas not your favorite animal? They also come in versions with owls, sheep, birds, and dogs.
5. Best Flip-Flop Style House Shoes
Ultraideas Memory Foam Slippers
Where to buy: $18.99, Amazon
These flip-flip style slippers are made from terrycloth and are fully machine-washable, so you can easily keep them fresh and clean. If your feet tend to get hot, these will keep them cool and sweat-free, while providing slip-free grip and a soft memory-foam footbed. Designed to mold to your feet, they give just enough arch support to keep feet healthy. Best of all, they come in five different colors and are affordable enough to pick up a couple of pairs!
6. Best Slipper-Sock House Shoes
Acorn Slipper Socks
Where to buy: $49.95, Zappos
Love to wear socks around the house, but need something with a little more traction? This slipper/sock hybrid from Acorn is famous for being a favorite of astronauts (who know something about being cooped up in small spaces for long amounts of time). Made of a wool-cotton blend, with a memory foam footbed and a leather outsole, they’ll keep you cozy and sure-footed as you move from room to room.
7. Best Bargain House Shoes
Dearfoams Rebecca Slippers
Where to buy: From $9.82, Amazon
Available in six solid colors in addition to the fun leopard print shown above, these budget-friendly slippers are made of super-soft velour, with a rubber sole that means you can wear them for brief outdoor excursions as well as around the house. Reviewers note that they run small, so order up a size or two!
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