8 Great Slippers to Keep You Warm This Winter
Last Updated January, 2018.
After a 9-to-5 spent analyzing spreadsheets, sitting through meetings and enduring the special hell that is commuter traffic, you get a little time at home to unwind. You want to hang up the blazer, pour yourself a Scotch and slip into something more comfortable. We’re not talking about a negligee; we’re talking about slippers, those cozy, house-specific shoes with plush interiors to keep your feet warm and just enough outsole to maintain traction on your way to the kitchen for another splash of Ardbeg. They don’t need to match your outfit, but they can match your lifestyle with a variety of materials and styles, from luxurious leather shoes lined with wool to Primaloft-stuffed booties with a waterproof exterior. These are our favorites for lounging around the house this season.
Lasso shoes, which started as a Kickstarter in 2013, are truly unique. They’re made in France and arrive flat so you have to construct them yourself — but it’s easy. The 100 percent wool felt liner is stitched together with a simple cotton shoelace. This shoelace, which is available in 14 different colors, gives each Lasso slipper its unique flair.
Lands’ End Suede Moc Slippers
Available in six different colors, these hand-sewn, moccasin-style slippers come sans laces. They have a cow suede upper, a faux-fur lining and a rubber sole, so wearing them outside isn’t unheard of.
Montane Prism Bootie
These booties are the ultimate camping luxury. They’re lightweight and compressible, and they easily fit in a daypack. They’re stuffed with Primaloft Gold insulation, so they’re warm; plus they’re made with a windproof, tear-proof and DWR-coated outer fabric. Basically they’re the perfect slipper to pair with campfire cooking.
Minnetonka Twin Gore Sheepskin Slippers
Minnetonka is maybe the most well-known moccasin maker in America. They’ve been making slippers in Minnesota since 1946. These moccasins have a suede upper and a rugged Sierra outsole. Each is lined with sheepskin. So while they’re warm, the slippers also wick perspiration away from the foot, keeping you dry and comfortable.
Made by the Danish company Glerups, these “indoor shoes” have uppers made of a merino and Gotland wool blend and soles made of tanned leather. The wool molds to your feet as you wear them, for a custom fit. Don’t be weirded out if they shed at first — that’s normal.
With Mahabis, slippers aren’t limited to the indoors. Each of their slippers has a detachable sole made of durable TPU; they’re perfectly capable of being worn outside to pick up the morning paper. When you’re back inside, the soles, which come in seven colors, easily slip off so you can enjoy a traditional slipper experience.
UGG Australia Byron Slippers
These slippers are made of luxe leather and sheepskin, and each is lined with wool. They come in four colors (these are Bomber Jacket Chocolate), have a rubber outsole and are finished with leather laces.
Derek Rose Closed-Back Slipper
Derek Rose is synonymous with luxury nightwear. The brand’s English-made slippers have suede soles and uppers. Each is also lasted by hand. Inside they have a soft yet durable sheepskin lining, ensuring that they’ll be your partner for many Saturday morning coffees.
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