What to Wear ‘Em With: Oversized chinos, a breezy button-down, and your go-to transitional knit.
The Best Slippers on a Budget
You don’t have to sacrifice comfort to save a few bucks–in fact, there are wallet-friendly slippers on the market that will treat your feet and your checking account right. We’re partial to these memory foam slippers by Dearfoams, which come padded out with gel-infused memory foam insoles reinforced with a sturdy rubber sole. Superior comfort aside, these cushy slippers are machine-washable so you can wear them whenever, wherever without catching the ick.
In our experience, the Dearforms are the lightest slipper out of the lot (not counting slippers that are backless). They’ve felt nice shuffling around the house and though the polyester fleece is decently warm, it’s not as breathable as other options we’ve tried. That said, for less than $20 on sale, they’ll last you long enough to save up for an upgrade.
What to Wear ‘Em With: Fluffy cotton PJs or those workout shorts that look just as good at the gym as they do on the couch.
The Coziest Men’s Slippers
The pillowy soft texture, the warm embrace, the luscious suede—name a house shoe cozier than a pair of shearling slippers and we’ll treat you to a primo bottle of mulled wine. And who better to satisfy your shearling fix than Ugg? The Scuff’s uppers are decadent and the plush interiors will keep your piggies nice and toasted—a must for folks with cold floors. Plus, with the right pair of baggy jeans and a breezy cardigan, you could skip to your local bodega and nab yourself a street style credit in the process.
What to Wear ‘Em With: Sandler-adjacent sweats, big ol’ jorts, or a nubby sweater and a cup of your strongest roast.
The Best Slippers for Recovery
Your boss chewed you out. Traffic was wildly annoying. You were on your feet for hours on end. All you want to do at the end of the day is kick back, relax, and chill the hell out. Oofos’ slate of footwear is made to help you recover, whether it’s from a grueling workout or just a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. They’re the shoes that athletes look forward to wearing after maxing out at the gym, so you can bet they’ll make your regular-person dogs feel like they’re getting the spa treatment whenever you wear them.
Okay, okay. We admit these aren’t exactly what anyone pictures when they think of house slippers. But they’re among the most comfortable and supportive slippers we’ve tried. They’re not great if you’re looking for a really cozy slipper, but they’re waterproof and quick-drying, which makes them great shower shoes, too.
What to Wear ‘Em With: Top-shelf swim trunks, your sportiest shorts, sweat-wicking anything.
The Best Indoor-Outdoor Slippers
Sometimes the powers that be force you to leave the comforts of your couch in order to do something incredibly important outside (buy food, pick up your package before it mysteriously vanishes in the lobby, you get the gist). Other times, you’re willingly outdoors—i.e. doing one of those impromptu nature walks in your local park or going full-throttle by way of camping. The North Face’s Thermball Traction Mule V Slippers are engineered with a lightweight and water-resistant ripstop upper, recycled polyester insulation, grippy rubber soles, and a convertible heel that just happens to make it well-suited for pretty much everything. So, yeah—it can handle your hike up to see the stairs and the short walk to take out the trash just fine.
In our experience, The Thermoball Traction Mules are super light on the feet and that’s due to the lightweight upper and insulation. They’re great for stashing in a suitcase or duffel bag for traveling, and though we wouldn’t really recommend taking any of these slippers out in any sort of precipitous weather, these held up pretty well in light rain thanks to the water-resistant uppers.
What to Wear ‘Em With: Crinkly nylon shorts, zip-off cargos, and anything else you’d normally wear grippy trail shoes with.
The Best Splurge-Worthy Men’s Slippers
Charvet is one of the first names in old-world luxury craftsmanship for a reason. The brand’s buttery-soft slippers are handmade out of Nappa leather in its French workshop, transforming your grungy studio apartment into a far-flung European castle every time you slip them on. Beyond the obvious flex involved in wearing slippers this luxe at home, it’s the color that really got us: that soft shade of regal purple is so pretty you’ll want to show them off everywhere you can.
What to Wear ‘Em With: An ascot and tweed trousers—or just a sumptuous silk robe and really nice jammies.
The Best Slippers to Build a Whole Outfit Around
If you’re the type of guy that spends an absurd amount of time debating whether to leave the top button open or buttoned up, and would quickly self-diagnose yourself as being allergic to any synthetics, then any ol’ slipper won’t do. Marni’s terry slip-ons feature a molded leather insole encased in fluffy, soft cotton that’s been striped an electric blue for even more texture. It’s the type of slipper that can stand on its own but will elevate any outfit it’s paired with. $600 might seems like a lot to drop on a pair of house shoes, you being, frankly, obsessed with details see the bigger picture—the picture being luxuriously stylish.
What to Wear ‘Em With: A groovy bathrobe, linen PJ set, or just a really swanky hoodie and your biggest chinos.
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