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- Business Insider 00:58May 8, 2020The best women's slippersYour feet wait all day long for their chance to slide into slippers and relax. Reward them for their patience with the comfort, support, and longevity of the L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins, our top pick for women's slippers.
If you're looking for men's styles, check out our guide to the best men's slippers. Whether you have perpetually cold feet, you follow a no-outdoor-shoes-inside-the-house rule and need something for indoor wear, or you just feel your soles deserve a touch of comfort, the right slippers make all the difference.
Our top pick is the tried and true L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins, a mainstay of cozy comfort from a brand that has had a steadfast reputation for decades.
Here are the best women's slippers you can buy in 2020: Best women's slippers overall: L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasins
Best slip-on slippers: Minnetonka Chesney Slippers
Best full-coverage slippers: L.L.Bean Wicked Good Slippers
Best vegan slippers: TOMS Sweater Knit Ivy Slippers
Best ergonomic slippers: Vionic Women's Relax Slippers Updated on 05/06/2020 by Remi Rosmarin: Updated links and prices.The best women's slippers overall
For many people, "slipper" is synonymous with shearling-lined, suede moccasins like the Wicked Good Moccasins from L.L.Bean.
L.L.Bean's Wicked Good Moccasins are the classic moccasin-style slipper. They are fully lined with real shearling – no faux sheepskin here – have warm suede uppers that gently gather around the top of the foot, and include a suede cord that ties in a bow. These slippers also have a sturdy rubber outsole, so you can wear them for quick trips outdoors as well as cozying up inside.
We're not the only ones who love this fluffy shearling option. On L.L.Bean's own site, the Wicked Good Moccasins have nearly 5,000 reviews and an average of 4.6 stars. Buyers overwhelmingly comment on the softness of the shearling and the overall comfort of the slippers. Some do mention, however, that the slippers run a bit small, and others feel the shearling wears out sooner than they would expect. If you find this happens, you can buy a new shearling insole at L.L.Bean for $30.
If you're looking for a pair of cozy and warm slippers, the Wicked Good Moccasins are a great choice. And, at just $79, they're a great price too. If you are someone whose feet get hot easily though, you may want something made with a more breathable material or an open-back style. The Wirecutter also notes they run warm, but still lists these slippers as its top pick as well.
Pros: Real shearling, very soft, super warm
Cons: Might overheat your feet, some customers feel they wear out too quickly
The best slip-on slippers
Minnetonka's Chesney slippers are soft, warm, comfy, and affordable.
Minnetonka started as a roadside gift shop in 1946. Since then, the company has been making high-quality leather and suede slippers, moccasins, boots, and more. We tried several different pairs of Minnetonka slippers and enjoyed them all, but the Chesney slippers for women really stood out to us.
These real suede slippers are cozy, comfy, and attractive. The slippers are easy to slip on and off and they have a sturdy, hard sole so you can wear them outside to run a quick errand if need be.
But best of all, these slippers are warm. My feet always feel like ice cubes as soon as temperatures drop below 65 degrees, but I really hate wearing socks, so it's slippers or nothing. I've been a fan of Minnetonka's moccasins for years, so I was excited to try the Chesney slippers, and they lived up to my expectations.
They are plush, warm, and solid enough to support my feet even if I wear them outside or downstairs to the laundry room in my apartment building. I wiggle my toes into these toasty warm slippers every night after work. — Malarie Gokey
Pros: Warm, comfy, affordable, good solid sole, real suede, cute design
Cons: Not for long excursions outside
Read our full Minnetonka Slippers review.
The best full-coverage slippers
The L.L. Bean Wicked Good Slippers come up to your ankle to keep your whole foot warm and secure in cold weather.
These slippers are a variation on our top pick that provide a bit more coverage to make sure you stay warm. While the moccasins stop below your ankle, exposing the gap between your slippers and your pants to cold air, the Wicked Good Slippers come all the way up over your ankle bone.
My partner has had a pair of these slippers for years, and I've stolen them plenty of times over the course of our relationship. They're genuine shearling-lined and incredibly soft, so they're perfect for our apartment where the heating is a bit spotty in the winter months. Even though they come up so high on the foot, they're so soft that there's no pinching or digging, even when you've got your feet curled up under you on the couch.
The shearling is moisture-wicking, so even though your feet may get a bit sweaty due to the limited breathability of the suede, your feet will still stay relatively dry. The shearling does get matted over years of wear, losing some of its initial fluffiness, but the integrity of the overall slipper has lasted very well.
You can't slip them on — they require at least one hand to assist you in pulling them over your heel — but they're not going to fall off your feet as you rush around the house either.
Unlike the Wicked Good Moccasins, the Wicked Good Slippers don't have a rubber outsole, so they are indoor only. The leather sole isn't textured, and though I've never found them to be slippery, you may want to be careful on tile surfaces. If you're making occasional trips to the mailbox, the moccasins may be a better choice for you.
Pros: Full coverage, long-lasting, genuine sheepskin and shearling
Cons: Indoor only, shearling can become matted from wear
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- Business Insider 22:33March 18, 2020These affordable indoor-outdoor slippers from Minnetonka are one of my favorite creature comforts for hanging out at home Everyone needs a good pair of slippers for lounging around the house.
Minnetonka has a huge selection, but my favorite is the Chesney Slipper ($44.95). They're comfortable, durable, and made of high-quality materials that last a long time.
The outside is suede, the inside is faux-shearling, and the thick but flexible sole can take you outdoors for grabbing the mail. Product Embed: Product Name: Minnetonka Chesney Slipper Card Type: small https://produktor.businessinsider.com/productCardService?id=5dfa5f8571a5ca21b23e7477&type=small&live=true Width: 100% Height: 150%
I have always been in favor of wearing slippers. Especially in my small New York City apartment, where a shoes-off household just isn't really an option, I rely on slippers to keep my feet cozy and clean.
The Minnetonka Chesney is my go-to pair. They're durable, affordable, and super comfortable — a winning combination.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:I took Helix's Sleep Quiz to find my mattress match — I'm a stomach sleeper and the Luxe Dusk was ideal with its 6 layers of supportI bought a bidet attachment for my toilet in an effort to be more eco-friendly and hygienic, and now I can't imagine not having oneI use this versatile baby carrier on walks, hikes, and around the house — it keeps my daughter close and my hands free
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- Business Insider 01:22February 25, 2020The best men's slippersWith a fine pair of slippers on his feet, a man can relax around the house in comfort or step outside to grab the paper or some logs for the fire. We considered insulation, materials, tread design, and more in our search for the best men's slippers. The UGG Ascot Slippers are our top pick because they're warm, supportive, and long-lasting. I've had the same pair of UGG slippers for six years now, and despite the fact that I wear them around the house almost daily during the winter (I even wore them away from home for a while, before I accepted the fact that slippers really don't belong beyond the property line), they remain in superlative condition.
Before finding the UGG slippers, I had a pair of traditional backless clog-style slippers. I can't recall the brand, but I do remember quite clearly how nice it was to be able to step into them with ease. While you need to use your hands or spend a good twenty seconds of wiggling to get your feet into the UGGs and other similar shoe-like slippers, the clog variety slides right on. They also fall off much more easily, expose more of your foot to cold air, and offer minimal protection against the snow, ice, gravel, flora, and other such things you might encounter if you step outside.
The point, as you surely gather, is that a pair of slippers that might be perfect for one gentleman might be a poor pick for another man. In an era of slippers heated via microwave or USB connection and novelty slippers approximating the look of everything from a dinosaur's foot to Chewbacca's face, it can be hard to cut through the clutter and consider just a few fine options for warm, cozy leisure footwear. That's why we're here.
The five slippers in our guide all have at least two things in common: They will keep your feet warm and comfortable. Beyond that, each pair offers its own perks, no gimmicks involved.
Here are the best men's slippers you can buy: Best slippers overall: UGG Ascot Slippers
Best slippers for warmth: L.L.Bean Wicked Good Slippers
Best affordable slippers: Deer Stag Nordic Plus Memory Foam Slippers
Best indoor/outdoor slippers: UGG Tasman Slippers
Best moccasin-style slippers: Minnetonka Sheepskin Moose Slippers Updated on 2/20/2020 by Amir Ismael: Updated links, formatting, prices, and picks for the warmth, affordable, and indoor/outdoor slipper categories.The best men's slippers overall
Thanks to a thick suede exterior and durable rubber soles, a pair of UGG Ascot Slippers will last you for years even if you wear them like a pair of normal shoes, and they're lined with soft, warm shearling.
I've owned a pair of UGG Ascot slippers for six years. Years ago, I researched the men's slippers thoroughly before giving them a shot, and my frequent use has confirmed how durable and comfortable they really are.
It's hard to tell whether this is more of a shoe with a few slipper-like attributes or a slipper with some shoe-like qualities. They offer every bit as much heel impact absorption, arch support, bridge and toe protection, and even traction as many casual pairs of shoes I own. They also stay on the foot as well as many lace-up shoes, despite the fact that they slip on.
To be honest, though, "slip-on" is something of a misnomer here. Until these slippers are well broken in, you'll have to pull them on using both hands, and even after that, you still have to work your foot around some to get them on.
Thanks to the support and protection mentioned above and due to the durability and water resistance of the thick leather exterior of these slippers, one can be forgiven for wearing them out in public like a shoe. The Ascots are at their best, though, when reserved for wearing around the house and during short excursions onto the porch or driveway or down the hall at your apartment building or dorm.
They are about as warm and cozy as any footwear you're likely to find and feel great when worn with or without socks. And when they are limited to indoor and moderate outdoor use, I can tell you with firsthand certainty that these slippers will last for years and years.
Pros: Amazing durability, comfortable and supportive, suitable for wearing like a regular shoe
Cons: Hard to put on until broken in
The best slippers for warmth
With a high-top cut, L.L.Bean Wicked Good Slippers encase your feet above the ankles in a warm genuine shearling lining.
While most slippers on this list (and in general) have a lower cut, the L.L.Bean Wicked Good Slippers have a high-top, above-the-ankle style that will keep your entire foot warm.
The design is simple, yet effective. They're made with genuine sheepskin suede, plush genuine shearling lining, and leather outsoles. You'll need two hands to put them on, so if your level of laziness is high or you really want to be able to roll out of bed and slide your feet into your slippers, this isn't the pair for you.
With that said, they're by no means difficult to put on — and once you're wearing them, you won't want to take them off. I recommend that you only wear them inside, though, because the leather outsoles don't provide as much grip or durability as a rubber outsole.
They're super comfortable and warm enough to keep your feet nice and toasty, even if you decide to wear them without socks.
Some customers have left reviews mentioning issues with the slippers loosening up substantially over time, but you should expect that from any shearling-lined shoe. To make sure you're aware of this, the Wicked Good Slippers and other shearling-lined footwear from L.L.Bean come with a card that reads:
"Shearling-lined footwear should provide a snug fit in order to offer both comfort and warmth. Initially, your toes and forefoot should feel slightly confined. The shearling lining will pack down around the shape of your toes and foot to provide a custom fit within a short period of time."
You'll want to keep this in mind when ordering a pair. They fit true to size and are only available in full sizes, so if you wear a half size, don't be afraid to go down in size. They will naturally loosen up a bit with wear. And when they do loosen up, they won't be at the point of falling off your feet. After all, they are hightops.
Pros: Above-the-ankle fit, full shearling lining, handmade
Cons: No added grip on the bottom, can't slide your feet into them
The best affordable slippers
The Deer Stag Nordic Plus Memory Foam Slippers offer all the warmth and comfort of some of the more expensive slippers on the market at a fraction of the cost.
If budget is your main concern when buying a good pair of slippers, you can rest assured that the Deer Stag Nordic Plus Memory Foam Slippers have your back when it's cold outside. Deer Stag is known for always keeping value as an important part of its footwear. Its designs use materials that deliver quality without compromising affordability.
The faux-shearling liner will keep your feet cozy and warm, while the plush memory foam insoles and the brand's S.U.P.R.O. Technology offer comfort and shock absorption. The textured rubber outsoles will ensure you don't slip on tile floors or during your quick trip to take the trash out.
It's worth noting that Deer Stag Slippers tend to run small. Since they don't have a plush genuine shearling lining like some of the other slippers on this list, they won't loosen up as drastically, so we recommend sizing up.
If you prefer a moccasin-style slipper, the Deer Stag Spun Slipper is also a good choice. It features the same comfort technology as the Nordic Plus, but in a different silhouette. While you won't get the same level of slip-on convenience, you'll be better protected from the elements.
Pros: Very affordable, faux-shearling lining keeps your feet warm and cozy
Cons: The slippers run small
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