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The 10 Best Slippers to Keep You Warm This Winter


December 18, 2019 Style By Photo by Henry Phillips

Last Updated December, 2019.

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 bathrobe; 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.

Recommended picks by Gerald Ortiz.

The North Face ThermoBall Eco Traction Mules V


Maybe not what you think of when you hear “house slipper”, but The North Face’s version feels at home at base camp or home base. PrimaLoft insulated uppers will keep your lil’ piggies warm, especially if you need to run outside in the cold for a quick errand.

Soho Home Harrison Cable-Knit Wool-Blend Slippers


Soho Home’s wool-blend slippers feel like both a sweater and a comfy towel for your feet. That’s because it combines a traditional-style cable-knit upper with a plush terry lining. Synergy slippers, if you will.

L.B. Evans Aristocrat Opera Slippers


L.B. Evans has been in the slipper biz since 1841, so you bet they know how to lounge at home. From the upper to the lining to the soles, their classic Aristocrat Opera slippers use full-grain American leather for a luxe experience at a friendly price.

Ugg Scuff Slippers


Shearling slippies would make anyone feel at home. And if any brand knows how to do it right, it’s Ugg.

L.L. Bean Wicked Good Slippers


When ankle coverage is a must for abode lounging, L.L. Bean’s Wicked Good Slippers fit the bill.

J.Crew Faux Shearling Scuff Slippers


Flannel, leather and shearling sound like the ingredients for a Grade-A lumberjack. In this case, they make a Grade-A pair of slippers.

Polo Ralph Lauren Myles Suede Loafers


Ralph’s take on the house slipper looks like it can go off-roading. I’m gonna stay inside and keep it parked.

Hender Scheme Tasselled Suede Backless Slippers


When it comes to leather goods, Japanese label Hender Scheme is up there with the best. Their home-specific slips feel indulgent and just get better with age thanks to the natural vegetable-tanned leather sole.

Quoddy Fireside Leather-Trimmed Shearling-Lined Suede Slippers


This is what I think of when I think of house slippers. But, unlike the cheaply made fare of my youth, Quoddy’s got all the bells and whistles like full-grain leather, velvety soft suede, real shearling lining and Vibram soles.

AE McAteer All Leather Slippers


From the ground up, these leather slippers are made in New York by just one craftsperson named Andrew McAteer. Vegetable-tanned top-grain leather is paired with a comfy wool-felt lining for a slipper that’s premium in fit and finish. Plus, these come with their very own custom-fitted leather case for your home away from home.

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