Shoes | November 1, 2021 12:57 pm

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

15 Pairs of Slippers and House Shoes to Help You Survive the Cold Weather

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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.

a classic shearling moccasin

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.

a camp style slipper

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.

a beige mule-style slipper

Suicoke ZAVO-MAB

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.

a knit wool-type bootie slipper

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).

a leather, high cut slipper

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.

the boston style of Birkenstock covered in shearling, on a models foot

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.

a medium sized, side zip, bootie slipper for men

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.

a puffy red mule
The North Face

The North Face Thermoball Traction Mule V

Ah, yes. The sleeping bag slipper.

a bright orange moc style fleecy 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.

a beige slipper bootie
Land’s End

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.

a puffy, full footed bootie
Outdoor Research

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?

a full topped slipper

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.

a leathery red slipper
L.L. Bean

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.

A pair of semi-puffy slipper-mule hybrids

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.

a black bootie for men

UGG Classic Heritage Suede & Shearling Classic Mini Bomber Boots

It’s an UGG. ‘Nuf said.