Slippers are the epitome of comfortable footwear. There truly is nothing better than coming home from work and sliding on your most comfortable pair of slips to wear around the house. As the weather turns a little colder, having a quality pair of slippers on hand is even more important as you find ways to keep as warm as possible without always relying on that central heating.
So whether you’re looking for a new pair for yourself, or you’re trying to find a fantastic gift for a friend or family member this Christmas, here is a quick and simple breakdown of the slipper styles that you have to choose from.
1. Bootee For a slipper that is guaranteed to keep your entire foot and ankle warm, why not opt for a boot style! The Bootee is the ultimate winter slipper, as it fully encases the foot and ankle to offer the necessary support, warmth, and comfort that you’re looking for this time of year.
2. Sheepskin Sheepskin has become the epitome of luxury when it comes to slippers. They can be available in a soft or hard sole, and boot style as well, in a range of classic colours that you’ll quickly fall in love with. But above all else, they are possible the warmest slippers on the market at the moment - like a soft, cosy duvet for your feet.
3. Moccasin The moccasin slipper encases the entire foot for maximum comfort, support, and warmth. This was originally a shoe worn by the indigenous peoples of North America, however, they’ve truly taken the contemporary world of shoes (both indoor and outdoor) by storm, due to their style, design, and overall comfort.
4. Mule The mule is the perfect choice for an easy to wear slipper that can slide right on first thing in the morning, or at the end of a long day. Mules have no back, and traditionally a closed toe to the front. Their history is said to date back to the time of Ancient Rome, which makes them one of the most traditional pieces of footwear in history.
5. Ballerina The ballerina slipper looks to replicate the style of shoe worn by these dancers, which means it is beautifully lightweight, simple, and above all else, comfortable. They traditionally come with a flexible sole for ease of movement, and suit a range of design styles, from classic and contemporary, to modern, fun, and eclectic.
6. Unlined Sometimes a fluff-filled slipper can be a little much on our toes so you may want something a little cooler and lightweight after a long day's work. If you’re looking for a slipper that is practical, and comfortable, but still light and breathable, unlined is definitely the way to go.
7. Open Toe For something easy to slip on that will remind you of a relaxing day at the spa, open toe slippers are an excellent choice, and a necessary addition to any slipper collection. Much like the mule, but with one obvious change, the open toe slipper is simple, comfortable, and great with, or without socks.
8. Felt Socks Ok, so this may not technically be an actual slipper, but it is still a fantastic and comfortable choice to help keep your feet warm this winter. They’re often available in a range of colours and materials. We would always recommend a cosy pair of woollen socks, like these, perfect when worn with slippers, or even boots when out and about, but still great on their own.
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