If moccasins aren’t your style, L.L.Bean carries a range of shearling slipper types in the Wicked Good line. Finally, after the slippers take a spin in the washer, Glerups advises: “[P]ut your feet into the wet shoes. In addition, our boiled wool outsoles are fully dipped in natural latex (unlike Haflinger’s dots) so there is very little to no separation and ‘wear and tear’ on the sole. Palanjian spoke to Wendy Thayer, brand marketing manager at Garnet Hill, to learn how that company chooses which slippers to sell. Not sure when you tried your last pair of Giessweins however I did want to make you aware that we have completely redesigned our US product with a much improved/stronger arch support (main arch AND metatarsal arch) that are fully removable and washable. They come in a variety of fabrics and styles, and most will fit a wide range of sizes. Blogger, Wife, Mom, Dog-Lover, Coffee Drinker, Owl Watcher. Sorel’s Falcon Ridge (men’s) slippers had the same issue. The boiled-wool Giesswein Ammern style lacked ergonomic foot support and felt flimsy overall. They simply weren’t comfortable in the long term, and their lighter-colored insole showed lint and dirt easily. The $25 RockDove Two-Tone Memory Foam Slippers appear to be extremely popular on Amazon, with 49,000 (largely positive) reviews and counting. We weren’t terribly interested in finding dirt-cheap slippers, because when it comes to slippers, you really do get what you pay for.

A great shoe/slipper. We didn’t have sweaty feet when we tested these slippers, but it did feel like they trapped heat and were far less breathable than the Wicked Good Moccasins or the Glerups. We found that the rubber soles can be noisy on hardwood floors, but this was a common refrain for most rubber-soled shoes we tested. In our tests, we found the new design just as comfortable and well made as the previous version. But the shearling fleece wasn’t as soft as that on our Wicked Good pick, and the sizing ran frustratingly small. We’ve dismissed them below. Our criteria for choosing slippers to test were fairly simple, focusing on a few basic qualities: Warm but breathable: We searched for slippers made mainly from natural fibers like wool, shearling, linen, or cotton. After you’ve used these slippers for a few months, you may notice wool shedding from them—that’s normal. This is my third pair of shoes this style and I love them. When the weather gets chilly, almost nothing feels better than putting on a pair of cozy slippers to warm your body from the bottom up. These synthetic-fleece scuffs aren’t quite as breathable as our Wicked Good or Glerups picks, but they’re a good value for the price. To add to the durability, Glerups also constructs its slippers from a single piece of felt, with an additional layer of wool for the insole, plus a sewn-on outsole (either calfskin or rubber). FitFlop ™ – Popular British Comfort Brand Wins Over US, Shoes for Hammer toes [over 19 amazing shoes reviewed], You Should Know Naot Shoes: Read Why We Love this Comfort Brand. They’re a favorite among reviewers and a particularly good choice if you want a fuzzy and cozy slipper. Cold feet are a misery. The fit and feel otherwise remain the same, with a fleecy interior, knit outside, and an EVA foam sole. They’re the best we’ve found for under $100, and they should last longer than cheaper shearling slippers we’ve … This is probably due to the fact that I wear my Giessweins to fetch the paper and drive my son to school. The women’s moccasins currently have a rating of 4.5 out of five stars, across nearly 5,000 reviews on L.L.Bean’s site. In our experience, they break in nicely after a few weeks of wear. Our long-term testers say their Wicked Good Moccasins have held up over years of use (one told us their slippers were going strong after five years). Last winter, I grew weary of warm but completely unsupportive muk-luks and slipper socks. In past years of testing, we panel-tested the slippers (in a range of sizes) with about 10 Wirecutter staffers, asking them about fit, comfort, support, and durability. These slippers would have been our main pick, but for the higher price. “Sheepskin shearling is another natural material popular in slippers because it, too, excels in breathability, warmth, and odor resistance.” Manufacturers create boiled wool by shrinking knitted wool into felt. Sure, sheepskin will do that, but it certainly shouldn’t do it so quickly. The Acorn Pack & Go Moc looked and felt similar to a pair of water shoes. The synthetic fleece makes them less breathable than wool slippers. Haflinger clogs and boiled wool slippers pay particular attention to the needs of your foot—space to expand and contract freely and effectively; breathable, all-natural materials; a footbed and spacious … Durable stitching on the Wicked Good Moccasins, combined with a strong suede shearling upper, means your toe should never bust through the top of these slippers (an issue with the Haflinger slippers, a previous top pick). They are warm in the winter and fit well with socks underneath. There’s no industry-wide difference between slippers and house shoes, but we’ve often seen slippers called “house shoes” when they’re made from lighter, more breathable materials such as cotton or linen, instead of warmer shearling or wool.