Where can I find some slippers that don't look like slippers?
October 16, 2008 6:37 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find some slippers that don't look like slippers?

I work a job where I'm at a computer 95% of the time. At my old job, which was a little "less professional", if you will, I used to bring in a pair of slippers (which, by the way, are awesome). However, at my current job I feel wearing slippers would seem unprofessional. It's a jeans-and-a-polo sort of place, mostly.

So, I'm looking for either some slippers that don't look like slippers, or really comfy shoes, I guess. There are some crocs that look like they have a comfy liner, though crocs really wouldn't do. Maybe some boat shoes with a comfy liner? I'd need something with a rubber or other durable liner so things like trips to the bathroom or walking to/from my car won't trash them.

If what I'm looking for doesn't exist, what are some comfy types of shoes? The majority of my shoe purchases have been sneakers.
posted by Tu13es to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
My spouse has these Tempur-Pedic slippers in khaki, and I see them everyday and can attest that they do not look like slippers to the casual observer. I got them at Brookstone, so you could probably go check them out at any nearby mall.

And the design "now also offers a durable hard sole that’s designed for wear both around the house as well as for quick trips out to the mailbox."

By which, of course, they meant to say "quick trips to the bathroom or out to your car."
posted by pineapple at 6:52 AM on October 16, 2008

Adding: check out this link -- these are the exact ones that live at my house, and this sueded finish is really what makes them look like totally passable non-slippers. (the flannel of that prior model is very slipper-looking)
posted by pineapple at 6:55 AM on October 16, 2008

I love my Acorn slippers from REI. This style may do the trick.
posted by frecklefaerie at 6:57 AM on October 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

L.B. Evans, slippers for grown-ups.
posted by Classic Diner at 7:10 AM on October 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

Best answer: many uggs slippers would work in an office.
posted by phil at 7:31 AM on October 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

I really like my ComfyFeet.
posted by globotomy at 7:45 AM on October 16, 2008

If you want to stay with L.L. Bean, how about these moccasins?
posted by stefnet at 7:51 AM on October 16, 2008

My husband lives in his Sidewalk Surfers summerfootwear.com/catid-72.html. The are "slipperish" in the comfort factor and slip on ease, but have a more shoe like look to them.
posted by maxg94 at 8:26 AM on October 16, 2008

I usually wear slip-on dress shoes that are a hundred percent more comfortable than running shoes. I bought them in Spain but they are similar to these Ecco's with air soles. Ecco has plenty of similar ones that are nice.
posted by JJ86 at 8:59 AM on October 16, 2008

I have some Mary Janes from Easy Spirit that are pretty dang comfy (I work in a lab, so I'm on my feet a lot.) And also look nice enough to wear with a polo.
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 9:08 AM on October 16, 2008

Yea, you can find Eccos or Clarks that are pretty comfortable and that are, you know, real shoes. Then you can wear them from home and not have to change your shoes when you get to work. Other popular slip on shoes around here are the Merrell Jungle Moc.

I suspect you could even get a dressier sneaker-type shoe, like these, and be fine.
posted by cabingirl at 9:09 AM on October 16, 2008

Check out Sanuk. I'd give you a better link, but the site is Flash. I have some of the ones that look like shoes. They are comfy.
posted by low affect at 9:26 AM on October 16, 2008

Response by poster: Wow, thanks for the great responses! After looking at them all, I think the thing that's closest to what I want are these. However, $100 is a bit more than I'd like to spend. Anything similar for cheaper would be great!
posted by Tu13es at 5:05 AM on October 17, 2008

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