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Do you know of any really good American-made mens slippers?
September 25, 2012 5:47 AM   Subscribe

Do you know of any really good American-made mens slippers?
posted by GuppieXX to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (20 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
 
LL Bean's slippers are fantastic. I've owned two pairs, and love them.
posted by ellF at 5:52 AM on September 25, 2012 [4 favorites]


To follow up on that link, it appears that only some of LL Bean's line is made in the USA; the full set of sourcing information is available here.
posted by ellF at 5:54 AM on September 25, 2012


I was gonna come in and say LL Bean too. I love mine.
posted by Scientist at 6:01 AM on September 25, 2012


I am a huge fan of my LL Bean moccasins as well, but I'm looking for new slippers for my father - he has been on a big "Made in America" kick recently, and I want to keep with that for his sake.
posted by GuppieXX at 6:05 AM on September 25, 2012


I don't believe any of LL Bean's slippers are still made in the US.

Townview Leather makes various types of moccasins (very similar to the LL Bean products) in Maine—they are very reasonably priced for US-made products and I have heard good things about the quality although I have not bought any myself. They have leather-lined and polyester-fleece-lined versions. If you want a shearling slipper, there are a number of small companies online that make these in the US; here's one.
posted by enn at 6:11 AM on September 25, 2012


Allen Edmonds makes slippers, but their website has pretty limited sizes.

Oh, wait, you should go with Townview, made in Maine. Actually, you could google up "moccasins made in Maine" and a lot of those small makers do slippers. I feel like I read a good review of Townview on some men's style blog or other, though.
posted by Frowner at 6:12 AM on September 25, 2012


Oooh, enn beat me.
posted by Frowner at 6:13 AM on September 25, 2012


I have a pair of Acorn slippers, based in Lewiston, Maine. Not only are they warm and comfy, but eco-friendly too. And astronauts wear their slipper socks. That's good enough for me!
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 6:14 AM on September 25, 2012


The Acorn slippers I am wearing right now are nice, but they say made in China on the bottom.
posted by interplanetjanet at 6:42 AM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


Maybe these moccasins? Not strictly slippers (but call, they might make some!) but personally any lining makes my feet too hot.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 6:49 AM on September 25, 2012


Minnetonka slippers are made in the US and on par with L.L.Bean in terms of quality.
posted by popculture at 6:49 AM on September 25, 2012


popculture - are you sure the Minnetonkas are made in the USA? What I see on their website doesn't report origin; Duluth Pack says they are made in the DR.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 6:52 AM on September 25, 2012


You might want to check out Quoddy shoes.
posted by burlsube at 6:53 AM on September 25, 2012


Minnetonka are not made in the US, check the site.
posted by HuronBob at 7:30 AM on September 25, 2012


Minnetonkas are no longer made in the USA, unfortunately.

Here are some options:
Sundance Leather
Shepherd's Flock (bonus anti-teapartism!)
Leather Works (only certain models)
Footskins
posted by drlith at 7:38 AM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


There are some American-made leather slippers on etsy, for example these. I don't have any personal experience with them -- they're the first ones that came up when I looked -- so I can't speak to the quality.
posted by The corpse in the library at 9:33 AM on September 25, 2012


See also this previous AskMe.
posted by Shoggoth at 9:39 AM on September 25, 2012


The Acorn slippers I am wearing right now are nice, but they say made in China on the bottom.

I turned my over, and indeed, they say made in China. I was looking for a tag on the inside. So sorry, my bad! I got swayed by astronauts.
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 2:25 PM on September 25, 2012


*mine*
posted by Marie Mon Dieu at 2:25 PM on September 25, 2012


I own a pair of (women's) slippers from Sundance Leather (mentioned by drlith). They are great.
posted by evilmomlady at 6:14 PM on September 25, 2012 [1 favorite]


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