10 Best Slippers for Men & Women Reviewed

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In the distant past, slippers were favored by women as they were an easy alternative to putting on shoes for wearing in the home environment, for use while doing errands around the house. This has changed drastically over the years as their appeal spread to anyone looking to have comfortable, easy to slip on footwear for casual use.

Last Updated: May 10, 2017
by Daniel Gonzalez :

The latest update includes the highest rated, and best slippers of 2017. Among these slippers, you will find those such as the Cody Sheepskin by Tamarac, the Sorel Manawan, and Afranker’s Clpp’li Faux Fur Mules. Among the updates are also our criteria for evaluation of our list of the best slippers, what to look for in a quality slipper, and some of the most frequently asked questions.

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Tamarac Slippers Cody Sheepskin
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Sorel Manawan
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Afranker Clpp'li Faux Fur Mules
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Modern slippers can be found in a vast array of styles that appeal to both men and women. Some are extremely cushioned for unparalleled comfort, and some fit perfectly for that snug feel. Some are masculine in design, and for the ladies, there are more elegant styles. Whatever your preference is, the bottom line is that a great slipper must be able to provide comfort, a great fit, be easily slipped on and taken off.

With these metrics in mind, we have comprised an exclusive, certified and guaranteed list of the top rated slippers for both men and women. Whatever your preferences are in a slipper, it is sure to be included in one the highly commended options below. There are no secrets to this list, just results of extensive research. Trust us, you’ll fall in love and finally feel complete with the comfort of any pair of these on your feet.


10 Best Slippers


1. Tamarac by Slippers International

These are at the top of the list for a reason. People love them. They are well designed, extremely comfortable and fit well. The build is almost shoe-like, but they are lightweight, able to keep the feet warm, easy to slip on or remove, and made of durable, quality material. They can be used indoors or outside, so versatility is a big factor here. The consensus is, if you don't love this slipper, you may not be a slipper person, period.
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Performance / Use
They are a slipper, indeed, but tend to be used for more than what one is typically usually used for. The thick sole is made of a durable rubber with tread that makes external use possible. Even if it's cold out, no problem. They have a fleece inner layer that will keep your feet warm, and a flexible fit to ensure your feet remain snug.

Comfort / Cushioning
The fleece lining itself offers plush comfort. With the addition of a memory foam footbed, you can forget about the couch. You may just fall asleep standing. Not really, but these slippers are "that" comfortable. We guarantee it, and so do the thousands of satisfied users. The thick sole protects the feet from the ground, thus enabling yet another layer of comfortability you can appreciate.

Cost / Value
Well, what's value stem from? It's determined by what the object of question can provide you with in return for it's cost. In this case, the monetary cost is high, but the value of this slipper is more so. Let's take a look at what you get here. You get a long-lasting slipper that has indoor and outdoor use, is perfectly fitting, extremely comfortable, provides warmth for those cold days, easy to slip on/remove and backed by a plethora of positive user feedback. These are priced slightly higher than the average of this list, but you get what you pay for.

Durable Suede upper made of Leather

Strong treaded Rubber Sole for indoor/outdoor use

Fleece inner layer for a warm, cozy fit

Memory foam footbed for plush comfort

Perfect fit & easy to slip on or remove


They are not available in half-sizes

2. Sorel Manawan

This slipper also has a fit which resembles that of a shoe. The high collar allows it to cup your feet just right, for a secure hold, while maintaining the flexibility for easily slipping on and off. They are made for comfort and relaxation indoors but have limited ability for outdoors if you need to run outside for a brief moment. Just keep it to short trips to the mailbox, and you will fare well with their soft rubber outsole. Indoors, these are phenomenal. The wool insulation and soft cushioned, feather-like EVA foam insoles will have you feeling like you're walking on clouds.
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Performance / Use
You will get the best use of these indoors, for navigating around the house or even the office on those easier days. Just keep your shoes handy. They do come equipped with a soft rubber sole, enough to handle brief strolls outside. The durable suede leather upper will have no issues providing protection to your feet, and the insulation provided is sufficient to bear those cold mornings.

Comfort / Cushioning
Comfort is where these slippers excel. The inner wool layer is incredibly plush and together with an EVA foam footbed creates a snug fit that you will appreciate at every step. Just ask the thousands of users who love this slipper. Most will agree there isn't much out that quite compares to its comfortability. The fit is a bit snug, but not awkwardly so. The snugness adds to the comfort and hugs the foot just right. Weighing in at just eleven ounces, you're pretty much walking on clouds!

Cost / Value
The value can't easily be beaten for what they offer, but consider what you're looking for in a slipper. If you want extreme plush with comfort as a priority, and don't mind compromising a little but in diversity or multi-functional use, these are perfect for you. Keep in mind that they have a higher collar than standard slippers, and that's a big factor as they aren't as easily removed or slipped into. You're paying for some of the highest quality material here, so naturally, these are on the higher end of the average price range for this list.

Durable Leather Upper

Removable Cushioned EVA Footbed

Soft Rubber Padded Outsole

Plush Wool Inner Lining

Will last for years


Sole is lightly stitched to the upper

3. Sorel Nakiska

Very similar to the Manawan, the Sorel Nakiska is ideal for casual use and excels in comfortability. A big difference here is its collar being that of a standard slipper with a short, wide opening and thick, plush rim. They provide the same amount of comfortability, with a much easier to slip on and off design. The soft rubber sole is identical and gives the same ability for a short outside stroll to grab the morning paper.
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Performance / Use
With an emphasis on comfort and ease of use, this slipper is the perfect choice for hopping out of bed and straight into motion. Go about the home in comfort or step out on the porch for some fresh air. You will find casual use in these a breeze, so grab the newspaper, brew your coffee and kick back on a Saturday with these for a pleasant day indoors or around the house. They are made for ease of use and comfort, nothing extreme.

Comfort / Cushioning
When it gets chilly, slip into these, and you will realize just how pleasant they are. With a thick wool collar and inner lining, the comfortability factor is undisputed. They also include an EVA foam footbed that can be removed. Need another reason to look into this ultra plush slipper? They come in at just over seven ounces, so the cut in weight means an even more lightweight step. Needless to say, users are extremely impressed, and so are we.

Cost / Value
You get a ton of value with soft underfoot cushioning, an adequately warm inner lining, durable leather upper, soft rubber outsole and super lightweight design. These are made to love if you want and easy, casual use, super comfortable slipper. They come in at a higher price range than the average for this list. For the quality material used, the durability and best of all, comfort, they may be the perfect pair for you. They certainly were for the thousands of satisfied reviewers.

Suede Sheepskin Leather Upper

Thick Wool Collar and Inner Lining

Removable Cushioned EVA Foam Footbed

Soft rubber sole for added underfoot comfort

Wide opening for extreme ease of slipping on and off


Run a size small, or a half size in some cases

4. Tamarac by Slippers International 7161

These are a simple, cushioned moccasin style slipper with a durable outsole for indoor and light outdoor use. The sole is firm and can withstand extended outside time but do best as an inside slipper as the inner isn't extremely padded or protected. If the weather is fair, you will have no problem with an easy stroll outdoors. These have an excellent balance of comfort, protection, and ease of slipping on or removing. The available sizes include wide or standard, so people with wider-set feet can appreciate everything about this simple, but perfect everyday slipper.
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Performance / Use
They are simple, with light padding, just enough to pamper the feet with a leather outer and hard rubber sole to allow use anywhere around the property. These are for casual use, as their ease of slipping on and off renders any fast movements inefficient, but makes putting on wonderfully convenient. With these, you may just get too comfortable around the house, but according to user feedback, they are a must-have for those who love a well balanced, simple slipper. You can tighten the laces for a more conforming fit.

Comfort / Cushioning
The plush faux fur inner lining is relatively thin but soft enough for a pleasant feel. The collar cushioning is more pronounced, adding to the overall comfort. The fit is either a bit loose, or very snug, depending on the size you get so consider your preference for this. If you order your usual size, they are a bit snug so if you want a loose fit order a size up.

Cost / Value
These are a high-value option, especially if you're looking for a lightweight, easy to put on slipper. That aspect is where they shine, but they don't leave out comfort in any sense of the word. They are well balanced and diverse enough to use indoor and out. You can step into these in half the time it takes to step out of bed, and in no time be on your way. For the monetary cost, they are a great product. Their price range is average for this list.

Available in standard and wide sizes

Strong Rubber Sole for  Outdoor Use-ability

Quick and easy to step in/slide off

Lightweight, simple & comfortable

Soft Faux Fur inner lining for a pleasant feel


Not available in half sizes; runs small

5. Skechers Bobs Keepsakes Delight

The Bobs Keapsakes Delight is a heavily padded, extremely easy to slip on, cozy slipper with an outsole profile that provides adequate traction, and a thick sole for maximum underfoot protection. These aren't a minimalist, lightweight slipper, no. Becuase of the large, padded shock absorbing midsole, you will have no problem on rough ground and venturing outside for extended periods of time around the property. These are fair weather slippers that don't provide water protection, but rather an extremely padded Faux fur inner layer and rim, with a memory foam insole for maximum comfort.
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Performance / Use
These are perfect for around the house or anywhere on the property, be it inside or outdoors. The thick, durable rubber sole provides adequate protection from the ground with a platform height of almost an inch. They are medium in width and have a luxurious feel that you will easily appreciate. These slippers excel in two major aspects, comfort and protection, but are also user-friendly as slipping on or off is a breeze. This slipper weighs in at eleven ounces for a size 9.

Comfort / Cushioning
If you are looking for one of the most comfortable slippers available, look no further. The upper is comprised of a very soft, thick sweater knit fabric that makes them extremely pleasant to wear. To add to the already adequate comfort, also included is a thick faux fur collar and plush inner lining. Need more? The insole is also topped with faux fur. Under that layer is a memory foam footbed for yet another cushioned layer. There's not much that can beat the comfort of these slippers. Thousands of satisfied users vouch for that.

Cost / Value
There's a lot included with the slipper, concerning its value. It's surprising that these do not cost an arm and a leg. You can appreciate the quality and comfort at an affordable price. Most locations offer a significant markdown, but their retail price is average for this list. You will love these slippers, and the value in multi-functional diversity they offer. The plethora of positive user feedback agrees.

Multiple layers of faux fur comfort

Soft & Thick Sweater Knit Upper

Plush Memory Foam Insole

Durable, Impact Resistant Sole for protection

Extremely Easy to Slip On and Off


A bit stiff for a limited number of users

6. Sorel Falcon Ridge

The Falcon Ridge is another casual use slipper with a similarly built sole as the Sorel Manawan and Nakiska also seen on this list. Sorel is one of the favorites in the slipper market, so it's no surprise they landed yet another on the top rated list. The Falcon Ridge is a style conscious, well functioning, simple slipper that features a soft wool lining, thin rubber outsole and removable EVA foam footbed. They are designed for soft comfort, and ease of use.
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Performance / Use
With their thin rubber outsole, you have limited protection, but protection nonetheless. They allow for brief outdoor use and excel indoors where you will get the most out of their lightweight and extremely comfortable build. Given the fact they do include a rubber sole, you can get away with porch use just fine. Their convenient opening allows for easily slipping on and off, most users agree, these are definitely worth their weight. Their leather upper will ensure long lasting comfort.

Comfort / Cushioning
With a wool collar and insulated inner lining that is also moisture wicking, it's easy to forget you have these on. For further comfort, a lightweight EVA cushioned insole is also included, which is removable to accommodate for days you want less. Furthermore, the sole is made of soft rubber for another layer of cushioned comfort. If you want a simple, easy and comfortable slipper, these are an ideal choice.

Cost / Value
You get a high-quality slipper with a suede, leather upper, plush breathable collar with an inner fleece layer, removable cushioned footbed, and protective, soft rubber outsole. This is all packaged in one lightweight, affordable well-designed slipper. Wear-tested, reviewed with plenty of positive user feedback shows them well worthy to accompany your feet around the home. They rank in the higher than average price range for this list and are approved by us as a valuable addition to your footwear collection.

Durable but soft Suede Leather Upper

Removable Cushioned EVA Foam Footbed

Soft Wool Inner Lining & Collar

Soft Rubber Outsole for soft protection


The soles give in after about a year

7. Afranker Clpp'li Faux Fur Mules

Ladies, If you are in search of an incredibly "fluffy" slipper that is perfect for the cold winter months, the Afranker Clpp'li is a highly recommended and commended option. Their slip-on design allows for the quickest slipping into or off of any slipper design making their ease of use and convenience one of the highest rated on this list. On the inside and around the collar is a thick, soft faux fur lining for maximum comfort, pampering the feet with incredible softness. They are easily washed and incorporate a thick sole with pronounced tread for adequate underfoot protection and traction.
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Performance / Use
These perform well for indoor activities but do great outside just as well. They incorporate a thick, durable rubber sole for underfoot protection, with an outsole profile that provides sufficient traction wherever needed. The thick faux fur lining will give the warmth needed, but it's worth considering the lack of a back end on these slippers. This factor provides an incredibly easy slip on but leaves the back of the foot exposed. Users continuously rant about how much they love these, especially around the home.

Comfort / Cushioning
Every slipper included on this list will naturally be rated high in comfort, but these take it to the next level. The fact that they are one of the simplest to slip on and are lined with a high amount of incredibly soft faux fur with a thick, warm collar says a lot for their comfortability. These excel when your toes are begging for warmth, and they provide just that.

Cost / Value
You may be blown away by the fact that these are an extremely comfy, warm slipper, but more so that they are priced generously. For all that they provide, it's certainly a surprise that they cost almost nothing. For the price of lunch and coffee, you can get these long lasting slippers that you can enjoy for years. Don't worry about compromising on quality for the price. Users and wear-testers rate these very high in longevity and report them to be extremely durable.

Extra thick faux fur collar and lining for comfort

Extremely easy slip-on design

Durable protective rubber sole

Sufficient warmth for cold winter months

Easy to clean + Machine Washable


They run a size small; need to size up

8. Bearpaw Loki II

Similar to the Clpp'li, the Bearpaw Loki II is the perfect slipper for the end of a long work day when your feet need some extra TLC. Also included is a plush sheepskin lining, perfect for regulating the foot's temperature on cold days where you need extra warmth along with the comfort. They don't have a back-end, so slipping into them is as easy as can be. Their shearling collar and accommodating suede upper hugs the foot perfectly for a snug fit. The outsole is thick and sturdy enough to provide ample protection for use indoor and allows for light outdoor use as well.
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Performance / Use
These are ideal for indoor use but do accommodate for stepping outside as the sole is durable enough to handle brief strolls to the mailbox on a daily basis. Best of all, they are made of extremely lightweight material and weigh in at around seven ounces. These aren't a slipper made for fast performance, but rather for casual lounging and warmth.

Comfort / Cushioning
Your feet will thank you for these. It's hard not to fall in love with the all around soft insulation, and the EVA molded sole makes walking in them extremely pleasant. They incorporate a thick, padded rim for extra comfortability. As many satisfied wear-testers noted, you're stepping on clouds here, and the fact they weigh almost nothing is surprising. We approve these for comfort and guarantee you will love them.

Cost / Value
What's great about these slippers is that they are quality-made but extremely affordable. You get one of the simplest, easy to put on or remove, cozy and plush slippers with a wonderfully low price tag. The retail cost for these is average for this list, but most shops offer them at a significant markdown of nearly fifty percent their original price. That's something most users were happy to take advantage of, and with the amount of positive feedback these are getting, it's not hard to see why.

Extremely easy to slip on or off

Highly insulated with thick, soft collar

Lightweight, durable EVA sole for protection

Perfect for cold days at home or stepping outside briefly

Durable, Soft Suede Upper


As most similar slippers; these run small. Consider a full-size up.

9. Acorn Moc

The Acorn Moc may be one of the most favored moccasin style slippers for indoor use that we've come across. These slippers are loved for the fact that they are highly comfortable, period. They focus every aspect on making wearing them as comfortable an experience as possible and are described as small pillows for your feet. They maintain the ability to be easily slipped on and off but make cushioning and super soft, lightweight material a priority. They are for casual use but incorporate a thin slip-proof, rubber outsole if you need to run outside for a brief moment. These are machine washable.
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Performance / Use
These don't have the most protective outsole but the rubber material used is slip-resistant, making use around the house ideal. They are incredibly soft all around but well put together so if you do need to make a trip outside, they will be okay if it's a short one. Extended use on hard surfaces may leave your feet needing a bit less plush, soft cushioning, and more hard underfoot protection. Users and wear testers will agree, sporting these around your home makes for a pleasant and comfortable experience. Durable suede sidewalls add limited protection for rubbing against hard surfaces.

Comfort / Cushioning
They include a multi-layered "cloud cushion" memory foam footbed for maximum comfort. The entire upper is made of Berber fleece suede with an inner polyester lining and is very soft to the touch. The soft foam midsole adds yet another degree of cushioning giving this very lightweight slipper a high rating in comfort, and we do guarantee you will love this option if that is what you are looking for as a priority. They have a large, flexible opening so are easily slipped on and off. They are moisture wicking and very breathable. Additionally, they provide stability and support via a slightly raised heel and arch.

Cost / Value
Concerning monetary cost, the Acorn Moc ranks average for this list. They come with a very fair price tag, as is a trend for this list. Considering the amount of cushioning offered, their high quality, durable material such as the EVA outsole, memory foam insole, soft suede upper and overall lightweight design, it's easy to see why these are a favorite for comfort lovers.

Raised heel & arch for stability and a supportive fit

Soft Moisture wicking Microfleece inner Lining

Highly Cushioned Memory Foam Footbed

Slip Resistant, Soft EVA foam Sole

Easy to clean + Machine Washable


Consistent complaints of being too wide; run large

10. Orthofeet Asheville Comfort Arch

We couldn't leave out the orthotic users. This slipper is made just for you, if you require extra support, cushioning, or would like to use custom fit orthotic inserts. They come with a contoured EVA cushioned insole for increased support, that can be removed and replaced if you'd like to do so. They allow an additional three-eighths of an inch underfoot to accommodate for any insert you'd like to use. The design is highly ergonomic and assists through each stepping motion, and have a hook-loop closure for a custom fit, depending on how tight you'd like to fasten them. Along with a shock absorbing sole, they have everything needed for those whose feet require more than the average slipper offers.
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Performance / Use
These are one of the most diverse selections of this list in that don't excel in one aspect, but rather in their ability to perform well enough in many instances. They provide a durable upper and shock-absorbent sole to use for outdoor purposes. In fair weather, you will have no issues stepping outside in these for extended periods. They do well indoors too, and because they have a no-back design, they are very easy to slip on and off. No matter how hard your walking surface is, your feet will do fine as they include a very supportive EVA insole. These are sturdy and built to last.

Comfort / Cushioning
If you want more cushion in each step or a custom feel, as mentioned, you can swap our the default insert and use any that you'd like for a personalized experience. That's wonderful, right? Many wear-testers and users certainly think so, and we do too, so we can confidently recommend this slipper for its customized comfort. For even more of a personalized feel, use the hook and loop closure to get the perfect fit. The inner surface incorporates an all around foam padding with a soft fabric inner collar. These slippers come in a standard and wide width.

Cost / Value
With the ability to alleviate foot discomfort and prevent pain due to their anatomically correct fit, and overall highly cushioned, exclusive design, you can't possibly go wrong considering these as an option. They are proven to be one of the most comfortable slippers out there with a customizable fit, and user feedback shows just how effective they are. Coming in at a higher than average price for this list, they aren't the most affordable option, but you do get many features that most slippers just do not offer. If you're going for a customized fit for prevention or easing of foot pain, these are a highly recommended option.

Anatomically-correct, contoured EVA footbed

Accommodates for custom orthotic usage

Hook & Loop Closure for custom fit

Available in standard and wide widths

Shock absorbent outsole for optimal foot protection


They tend to be extra long, with excess space in the toe area

With many options, from perfectly fitting lightweight slippers, to those that are extra comfortable, we know everyone just wants the very best. We do too, and hope to have provided the insight needed to make that choice. We stand by every statement made here, and guarantee this list to include ten of the best slippers out there!


Criteria for Evaluation

Comfort & Cushioning

The type of material used in a slipper, particularly in its inner lining and foot bed, plays a large role in its ability to provide adequate comfort. You will find that memory foam footbeds are quite popular. This is because they conform to the feet while providing warmth and cushioning. You will even find some slippers that have extra layers of material underfoot such as wool or faux fur to provide further insulation. Additionally, faux fur and wool are popular choices for an inner lining. These soft materials pamper the foot and provide a great amount of insulation without being constrictive.


A slippers inner materials aren’t the only factors that determine it’s comfort. The sole of a slipper made of hard, cheap rubber can cause aches and pain, that is why you will see most footwear with soles made of EVA foam. This material is very shock resistant, and soft enough to be an underfoot cushion in itself. There are other types of sole materials used, even in high-quality slippers, but for footwear in general, EVA is a staple because of it’s lightweight, durable and cushioning nature.

Keep in mind, all respectable slippers need to be cushioned, but not all are made solely on the point of having an extreme amount of insulation, so, we covered all sides of the spectrum. More cushion equals more weight, and being lightweight is one of the other most important factors so a fine balance is crucial.


Weight is an especially critical factor. When slippers were introduced, this was at the forefront of thought when it came to their design. The weight of a slipper manipulated quite a bit of one’s overall performance. This include’s it’s comfortability rating as well. But, it’s more than that. Slippers are made to be simple, and quick. With this, they incorporate an easy to slip on design.


Heavy footwear, in general, is not something that is favored. Nobody wants any extra weight to pull around. Furthermore, think of how much a hassle it would be to have the weight of your footwear easily cause it to dislodge itself from the foot when walking. When physics comes into play, and gravity takes part, an easy on means an easy off. We all want the most protection for out feet. In the case of slippers, they are not made for protection, but rather for convenience. If you need heavy protection, you may be somewhere where your shoes need to be on your feet. Remember, the point here is to walk on clouds, not with a cow on your feet.

Keep in mind, some slippers do include more layers than others, while some emphasize a minimalistic design as a priority. Even those with extra layers of insulation and cushioning are made of extremely lightweight wool, fur or other soft material. We’ve included the whole range of options on our top rated list. There are too many types of slippers, from house-slippers to moccasins, to justify one factor as the utmost important, so we’ve considered everything.


Just as there are many factors that determine a slipper’s eligibility for landing a spot as one of the top rated, there are many factors that determine one’s durability. The longevity of any product, in general, is extremely important, but more so for footwear as a beating is a part of what they are for. You are constantly stepping on them. Anything stepped on, will take damage over time.  Such features as a strong sole and upper play a big role in a slipper’s overall durability.


The materials used must be tough, but, they must not hinder the performance, weight, or overall comfortability of the shoe. Our choices are made up of shoes that use material compositions such as EVA foam for the sole, and soft suede leather or strong knit for their uppers. There are other material types you will see present, but these are more consistent because they are known to be effective and well balanced. Ethylene vinyl acetate is soft but holds up well, and aside from being generally long lasting, it also serves as an underfoot cushioning. The natural leather prevalent in a large number of high-quality slippers offers extreme protection and durability but is also conforming and soft to the touch, especially with a lining of wool or fur.


How easy is it to put on or remove your current slippers? Chances are if it takes more than a couple seconds to slip into them, that is one of the reasons you are looking for another pair. The design is critical and highly suggestive of the overall quality of the slipper. If the company you purchased from didn’t take the time to make sure your slipper allowed easy access, they probably didn’t put much effort into any other part of them.


Across the wide range of slipper types, they all must be convenient to use, to hold the title. Whether you’re getting up in the morning, right out of bed, or kicking your shoes off after a hard days work, you want to be able to slip right into your footwear, not fight with them. They are not a shoe, and not made to be tied up, but rather easy and simple.

We also considered slippers that have the ability, more or less, to be used inside and out. Some with more durable soles than others, but a consistant feature present will be durable soles, and outsole profiles that can stand up to either long durations outside, or brief trips to grab the mail.


Nobody wants sweaty feet, and the fact a lot of slippers are made with extra insulation may be a problem if this aspect is not considered. Thankfully, we considered it. We know how important it is for a slipper to keep the feet warm when it’s cold out, but to also let the feet breath when it needs to.

You will find sheepskin made slippers prevalent in our selections. Not all, but enough to give a diverse selection for all preferences. This material excels in odor prevention, which tends to be a problem with sweaty feet. The material also acts as insulation and keeps the feet warm, but best of all, it is adequately breathable. Other materials that get the job done but are breathable and moisture wicking include boiled wool, also known as knitted wool or fleece and synthetic fleece.



Q: Why would you want a pair of slippers if you already own a pair of shoes?


Well, it comes down to convenience and particular usage. Slippers are designed to be worn for comfort, where standard shoes are made for performance and protection of your feet. If you have important things to do and need to pound the pavement, you would utilize your shoes. A slipper would be ideal if you have a day around the house ahead of you, or a backyard barbeque on a laid back Saturday.

Slippers don’t only serve a purpose in the home. There are a wide variety of fashionable slippers, which people will wear to parties, balls, and other formal events. There are many styles of slippers that go with different types of outfits, so that goes with saying you should consider what your use for them would be when deciding on a pair.

  • They are highly convenient, and usually, feature an easy to put on or take off design
  • They are typically high in comfort, with soft material all around
  • Some are designed to match well with a classy wardrobe
  • The most popular slippers provide warmth, cushion, and ease of use


Q: Which Slippers are the Most Comfortable?

There are many factors that determine comfortability. Some of the major deciding points are the overall fit, the material used in the upper, interior, sole or outsole, the amount of padding the material offers and whether they are well insulated or not.

  • A proper slipper should be flexible enough for a conforming fit
  • For the footbed, memory foam tends to be a material favorite
  • A wool inner lining is favored for insulation


It’s also important to consider the many types of slippers, of course. Some are made to be more comfortable than others, such as house slippers which are generally well padded and soft but do not provide protection at all. There are also slipper boots available, that are extremely comfortable, which we did not cover as they are not the typical one would look for. If we were to rate the most comfortable slipper type, it would probably be bedroom slippers, but the most comfortable slipper is a relative subject, as even a highly comfy slipper made for the home would be a pain to wear outside. Consider what/where your use will be, and you will know right away what you will be most comfortable in.

Q: How Many Types of Slippers are there?

There are too many types of slippers to give an accurate count, considering footwear that can and are regularly labeled as slippers. What is a slipper exactly? Well, different people may have different perspectives on this, but, simply, it’s an easy to slip on footwear item. Depending on your geographic location, you will have different references to these types of footwear items, and the variations of styles or uses for each. Below are a few examples of modern slippers, all of which can be labeled as something entirely different. For the sake of being thorough, we’ve listed various types of slippers below, but for the sake of the most commonly known, we’ve only included house slippers and moccasins in our above list. Feel free to visit any of our reviews for specific types of slippers that would more fit your style and usage if needed.

A few types of slippers available

  • House-Slippers
  • Moccasins
  • Formal Slippers
  • Ballet Slippers

By general consensus, moccasins and house slippers are generally what people are looking for when they think of slippers.

Alternative footwear that can be considered slippers


Q: How Should Slippers fit the foot?

They are a very particular footwear item and they have a particular fit as well. Slippers for women and slipper for men are designed differently as our feet are anatomically different. Although, the fit should be similar. The common slipper should have a somewhat loose feel compared to a shoe, but be able to hold onto your foot firmly. We’re not talking flip-flops here, as they tend to stay true to their title. House slippers will have a relatively looser fit, as most tend to be without a heel closure so they may tend to bounce around somewhat, and that’s alright as you won’t do doing any major maneuvers in the house. Moccasins and similar style slippers tend to be more of a snug, tight fit as they are closed in the back, and fully wrap the foot, but again, maintain an overall looseness compared to shoes.

In the case of sheepskin made slippers; they tend to be tight in the beginning but loosen up quickly as the leather tends to warp a small amount. Keep this in mind.

Then there’s the alternative style. Boot slippers tend to have a snug fit as well and are usually heavily insulated. The typically favored fit for slipper boots is fairly snug with the exception of being fairly flexible to allow easy access for the foot compared to standard boot. Of course, most have a high to moderate collar length, so that’s a huge difference compared to mocs or bedroom slippers. If you are interested in learning more about slipper boots, check out our guide on the best rated of 2017.


Q: What size slipper should I get?

Becuase slippers fit relatively loose, you will need to consider their sizes if you have a preference and want a custom fit. There are two common size structures that may occur with different manufacturers, so it can be tricky. The chart below will help you out a bit, but also consider the feedback and reviews provided for each individual slipper to see exactly how they fit, and whether you should size up or down.



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