15 Pairs of Slippers and House Shoes to Help You Survive the Cold Weather
This little piggy stayed warm and toasty with our favorite moccasins, mules, and booties
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when ditching the sneakers, oxfords and everything in between becomes seasonally appropriate and the slippers come out to play. A winter treasure, slippers are truly a joy to experience, as anyone with a good pair would attest. There’s nothing quite like hopping out of bed and avoiding the arctic shock of 40-degree hardwood by instead sticking the tootsies in some shearling-lined heaven.
Now more than even, it’s time to grab a pair, or upgrade to some serious slipper firepower. With temps dipping into the teens (and below), there’s really no excuse not to have some slippers you can trust.
So the question of the century boils down not so much to the why (we don’t really need to convince you that a pair of slippers for winter is a Grade-A move) but to the which. Like so many things these days, there can be an overload of options, and without some finite guidance, how can you know that you’re actually getting the plushiest bang for your buck? We’re here to help, with some expertly selected styles that check both the form and function boxes. Browse our picks for the best slippers to survive the season.
Minnetonka Sheepskin Hardsole Moc
Minnetonka is what we might call a “heritage” shoemaker — their moccasin draws inspiration from the original form of the shoe, with all the appropriate updates, like a a plush sheepskin interior and a hard sole for when duty calls beyond the confines of your home.
Greys The Outdoor Slipper Boot
Made for all your outdoors pursuits, the Greys Slipper Boot was constructed to keep you feet safe and warm, even in rough-and-tumble conditions at the campsite.
Please, if you haven’t done so already, hop on the mule train and pick up a pair of Suicokes. The Japanese sandals are trendy as hell, and the ZAVO-M2ab is no joke when it comes to comfort.
Glerups The Boot – Camp Sole
If there ever was a hiking slipper, this might be it. Glerups doesn’t just want to keep you warm; they want you to be able to do it all, even if that means a little mountain trekking before you set up camp for the night (hence the treaded rubber sole).
Quoddy Leather-Trimmed Shearling-Lined Suede Slippers
Quoddy is all about construction. Don’t believe us? Try sticking your foot in one of their suede slippers. Your toes will be able to tell the difference immediately.
Birkenstock Shearling-Lined Boston Suede Sandal
You didn’t think we were going to pass on the Boston, did you? The red-hot style is back and built to keep out the cold with a layer of internal shearling lining.
Teva ReEmber Mid Bootie
Teva’s ReEmber is all about sustainability. The style is made from recycled materials, but you might not know it at first glance. Complete with a quilted upper and side-zip closure, this bootie will get you from point A to point B in comfort.
The North Face Thermoball Traction Mule V
Ah, yes. The sleeping bag slipper.
Merrell Fleece Hut Moc
Ever wish you could take your favorite fleece and turn it into a shoe? Merrell already did. A refresh on their classic Hut Moc, the Fleece version is so, so much warmer, and just the right amount of flashy.
Lands’ End Suede Leather Bootie Shearling Slippers
Maybe you prefer more of a boot than a slipper. Well, don’t compromise. Lands’ End Leather Bootie Slippers are full-bodied and sturdy as all get out, which means a little slush or snow isn’t going to hurt anybody.
Outdoor Research Tundra Aerogel Bootie
We understand you might not actually be shipping out for the Arctic Circle at 0400. But don’t you kinda want to feel like you could?
Acorns Rambler Moc Toe Slipper
Acorns nails everything with the Moc Toe Slipper. Hard sole for bodega runs and newspaper snags? Check. Internal fuzzy liner? Check. That classic slipper look? Double check.
L.L. Bean Leather Double-Sole Slippers, Shearling Lined
We feel like your grandpa might have worn these in his heyday. Maybe he’s still wearing them now. That’s the thing about L.L. Bean — their gear is a lifetime investment.
GREATS The Foster Closed Back Slipper
The perfect hybrid of classic and trendy, the GREATS Foster Slipper incorporates new ideas (see: the convertible mule backing and puffy upper) with tried and true favorites (a ribbed sole, and that signature GREATS look) for an optimal slipper.
UGG Classic Heritage Suede & Shearling Classic Mini Bomber Boots
It’s an UGG. ‘Nuf said.
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