you love your house slippers and you didn't pay an arm and a leg
November 8, 2022 9:54 AM   Subscribe

You love your house slippers, and you didn't have to talk to a loan officer to buy them. (other reasons you love them below the fold)

One reason you love them is that they fit well and are comfortable. They also have some kind of rubberized sole, which prevents you from slipping on wet surfaces when you go out to get the paper or take out the trash (I know—who still gets the paper, right?). The padding on the soles is just right, and they were relatively inexpensive in the grand scheme of things.
posted by ivanthenotsoterrible to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (30 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I have a pair of Uniqlo "room shoes" that fit your bill.
posted by zadcat at 9:56 AM on November 8, 2022 [1 favorite]

I don't know what your idea is of an arm and a leg, but OMG I just bought these from Uggs and they are fantastic. I normally don't care for Uggs, but these hug your feet and the thick soles are perfect for taking out the trash.
posted by Melismata at 9:57 AM on November 8, 2022

North Face thermoball slippers are like sleeping bags for your feet. Would recommend.
posted by lemur at 10:20 AM on November 8, 2022 [1 favorite]

I have these Ugg slippers - they're the 2nd pair I've owned, the first lasted over a decade.
posted by LionIndex at 10:30 AM on November 8, 2022

Glerups aren't cheap, but they last and last. My Glerups slippers (boot style) are 8 years old and I still enjoy putting them on.
posted by nouvelle-personne at 10:36 AM on November 8, 2022 [10 favorites]

Best answer: I always buy Acorn slippers - either the Original Acorn Moccasins or the Fleece Moc Slippers. They are exactly what you're describing. They have rubberized soles but otherwise nothing about them is stiff or hard. They're very comfortable. And they don't have unnecessary fluffy collars that I have to watch gradually becoming unattractively dirty and unfluffy. You can wash them in the washing machine. I can usually find a pair on sale somewhere, especially if I'm willing to go with a pattern or color that isn't my absolute favorite. Right now you can buy them right from Acorn on sale at a reasonable price.
posted by Redstart at 10:38 AM on November 8, 2022 [2 favorites]

I recently bought the fleece lined Croc sandals and they are perfect house shoes. I like them way better than my Glerups. The fleece keeps them cozy but the sandals means they breathe a lot. I do wear them with socks though.
posted by misskaz at 10:39 AM on November 8, 2022 [6 favorites]

I've got these nothing fancy Dearfoam slippers that are the best slippers I've ever had. Going on year 2 of wearing them a lot. Description says "slip resistant". Yay!
posted by Pineapplicious at 10:46 AM on November 8, 2022

i have had uggs (disquette and ansley models), sorels, and crocs that all were great and lasted a long time. i feel like a house shoe should be 20$ but that isn't our reality and i have spent up to $120 on these and found it worth it.
posted by misanthropicsarah at 10:55 AM on November 8, 2022

Well, I was going to recommend the Crocs clogs with cushioned insoles that have served me well for the past 10 years, but it appears they don’t make that style anymore and I can’t remember what the name was. Mine are bright yellow and kind of look like Minnie Mouse’s shoes. But any Crocs with a cushioned insole would probably be just as comfortable and hard-wearing.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 11:06 AM on November 8, 2022 [1 favorite]

I LOVE my Blissfoots! They are medium warm but roomy enough for socks underneath. They are also cushioned, flexible, non-slip, and machine wash & dry. I wear them indoors and out all the time. They're around $40 with shipping etc.
posted by SamanthaK at 11:07 AM on November 8, 2022

Costco has such a great return policy I recommend theirs. If you don't like them in spring, you could take them back :)
posted by bbqturtle at 11:09 AM on November 8, 2022

Came to recommend Glerups - I have converted most of my family. I have the leather-soled mid-rise ones, but there are rubber soled ones as well, that come in a slip-on, shoe, and bootie style. Warm, extremely comfortable, have never developed an odor. They do stretch a tiny bit over time so if you are between sizes I would go down.
posted by hepta at 11:10 AM on November 8, 2022 [1 favorite]

I am yet another person pointing at Uggs, though a different model: I have had these for more than 8 years and they are still in great shape. Yes, they cost $100, but they're actually worth it.
posted by BlahLaLa at 11:14 AM on November 8, 2022

I had both the Tasman and Dakota Uggs at various points that I would wear out to class on my small campus in Michigan, so they can certainly handle the walk to the front door. I would say an additional consideration for Uggs is that you can buy new inserts if after a couple of years the shearling gets a little funky (alternatively, you can also get the inserts and use them in some “ok” target level slippers. Overall I’d say that I prefered the Dakota’s and remember them having a bit of a better sole than the Tasmans
posted by raccoon409 at 11:18 AM on November 8, 2022

My current slippers are shearling-lined Birkenstock Boston clogs, but they’re pricey. Here is a cheaper knockoff.

I have also had and loved Ugg slippers.

I have never felt anything as cushy as Overland merino-lined slippers. They are like big fluffy clouds. I am wearing the Birks for now because of plantar fasciitis (the Overlands I have are flat, not the arch support version) but when they wear out I will replace them with Overland slippers.
posted by music for skeletons at 11:19 AM on November 8, 2022

Dearfoams from Costco, new pair every 2 years just because mine get scuzzy.
posted by deezil at 11:22 AM on November 8, 2022

I just bought these Bombas gripper slippers a couple of weeks ago and I love them. They check all of your boxes: lightly padded, good grip, easy to slip on/off but they also stay securely on my feet, they're warm but no so warm that my feet sweat, machine-washable, and they come with a little travel bag.
posted by mezzanayne at 11:24 AM on November 8, 2022

I love my LL Bean Wicked Good clogs, they are very warm and have rubber soles. They also last through several years of heavy use.
posted by Lycaste at 11:24 AM on November 8, 2022 [5 favorites]

I wear regular (non-fleece lined) Crocs as house shoes year round -- they keep my feet really warm and are washable, and in the winter I can wear wool socks with them. I used to have some Minnetonka slippers but my feet sweat a lot and made them stink, and they're not washable so they're basically perma-funked up once they're funked up.
posted by jabes at 11:34 AM on November 8, 2022 [5 favorites]

I wear crocs inside. Regular ole crocs. In winter I pair them with thicker socks. Summer I wear thinner socks. But I’m a socks all the time kinda gal. I sometimes run out and grab the mail or whatever, so I just wash them as needed. They conform to your feet and I like the option of clog or strap back.
posted by Crystalinne at 11:45 AM on November 8, 2022 [2 favorites]

Off-brand Crocs and socks and I'm never wasting money on slippers again
posted by wellifyouinsist at 12:26 PM on November 8, 2022

As a good Canadian, I swear by my Laurentian Chief moccasins. They have a full range -- crepe soles, rubber soles, just plain moose hide soles... Price depends on the retailer, but you're probably looking at $100 CAD for a pair that will last you forever.
posted by Capt. Renault at 12:43 PM on November 8, 2022

+1 vote for house Crocs
posted by Sparky Buttons at 12:44 PM on November 8, 2022 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I love my Kozikicks sooo much I bought a second pair of them. Comfy, fleece-lined, machine washable, rubber sole suitable for taking out trash, etc. Come in multiple colors and often on sale but generally under $20/pair. Mens

I also have a pair of expensive wool slippers and I find myself mostly wearing these.
posted by gingerbeer at 1:44 PM on November 8, 2022

Crocs. Wear with socks during cold weather.
They are comfortable, washable, durable and suitable all year round.
posted by kinddieserzeit at 5:11 PM on November 8, 2022

Airwalks. Cheap and long lasting. I just gave mine away to someone who needs very comfy slippers because of edema. I bought them in 2014.
posted by Oyéah at 6:08 PM on November 8, 2022

Response by poster: So overwhelmed at the responses here, and I've been working all day, so I haven't had a chance to check any of these out. I'll attend to that in the morning and mark favorites, but let me say now thank you very much to all who responded!
posted by ivanthenotsoterrible at 6:16 PM on November 8, 2022 [1 favorite]

Amazon is having a 50% off sale on these Adidas slippers that I really like.
posted by indianbadger1 at 11:18 AM on November 9, 2022

I have these Haflingers, and I live in them. I've worn them basically all the time - I work from home, & I wear them all day most days - for about two years, with no sign of them wearing out. They have thick cork and rubber soles, you can totally wear them outside, they're warm, and they have very good foot support. They are on the pricey side by my own standards, (I've seen them in different places for anywhere between £45 -£75) but they are Seriously Good and seem to last forever. They are solid rather than soft, which I like because I need the arch support but ymmv. They're also quite spacious, so you can wear them with big fluffy socks or squishy insoles if you want.
Before these I had a pair of Mahabis with the detachable rubber soles, which were also good but less solid and wore out much faster.
posted by BlueNorther at 7:06 AM on November 10, 2022

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