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When temperatures really start to dip in the winter months, regular old socks and slippers may not be enough to keep feet warm. Enter: Heated slippers. Some styles feature a rechargeable battery or are USB-powered, while others include thermally conductive flax seeds that allow them to be warmed up in the microwave for extra toasty effects.
Keep in mind USB-powered options only operate when plugged in, so you won’t be able to pad around the house in these without losing heat. They’re great, however, for times when you want to kick up your feet and watch a movie or read a book. They also make the perfect under-the-desk accessory for keeping feet toasty while you work from home.
While microwavable slippers may not provide as much warmth for as long as electric or battery-powered pairs, they’re cord-free and don’t require any charging. Microwaveable slippers should typically be placed in the microwave for up to 90 seconds, depending on the manufacturer’s guidelines. With some, you simply place the whole slipper in the microwave; others feature a secure heating pad or insole that you remove and warm up before placing back inside the slipper. As an added bonus, many microwavable styles are filled with soothing natural ingredients like lavender buds for aromatherapy benefits.
With this in mind, we rounded up a range of heated slippers to keep you cozy all season long.
JuLam Heated Slippers
These electric slippers from Walmart feature a plush exterior with a soft cotton lining. They’re able to fit most feet from size five to 11.
Bed Buddy Heated Slippers
Coming in three color options, Bed Buddy heated slippers are scented with essential oils and natural herbs like lavender and mint. You simply microwave the booties for up to a minute and 15 seconds to wrap the feet in warmth.
Calming Covers USB Heated Slippers
Featuring a whimsical unicorn design, these heated slippers are also USB-powered, ultra-plush and one-size-fits-all. The style is also available in plain pink and brown versions.
Mars Wellness Heated Slippers
Another microwaveable option, these heated slipper booties are made of a super soft material and filled with all-natural herbs and other aromatic ingredients including lavender, rosemary, chamomile and valerian root. Microwave them for about a minute and 30 seconds, depending on your desired temperature.
Terra-Warm Heated Slippers
This fluffy style is also microwaveable, filled with natural seeds and lavender-scented. It’s offered in two sizes, with the larger size fitting up to a men’s size 11 shoe. When you microwave them for about 75 seconds, they should stay warm for up to 20 minutes.
Bial Heated Slippers
Made of plush, thermal insulating cotton, these cozy USB-powered slippers are designed to heat up in just one minute. They’re should fit men’s shoe sizes five to 10.
Snook-Ease Heated Slippers
Available in multiple colors and sizes, Snook-Ease booties offer three layers of insulation and come with inserts that you place inside a hygienic bag and microwave for 30 seconds. The brand claims they provide up to 30 minutes of warmth.
NaturalBodyComfort Heated Slippers
With this microwavable pair, you also get to pick from two sizes and three print options. The larger size is able to fit up to a size 13 men’s shoe, making this an ideal choice for shoppers with larger feet. Featuring a velcro wrap design for easy on and off access, they’re crafted from warm, anti-pill fleece and filled with a quality blend of flax and rice.
SnugToes Heated Slippers
SnugToes heated slippers are crafted from a cozy fleece material and come with heating pads that you remove from the slippers and pop in the microwave for about 10 seconds. The maker claims that once you put the heating pads back inside the top of the slipper, they should provide up to three hours of warmth.
Sharper Image Heated Indoor/Outdoor Slippers
The priciest pair on our list, these rechargeable slippers from Sharper Image feature a ripstop nylon upper shell and rubber sole that allow you to wear them outside, plus a cushy memory foam footbed. Hook-and-loop enclosed pockets hold the batteries securely and an LED indicator light lets you know when they’re fully charged. They also come in five sizes and offer three temperature settings, with the lowest setting providing up to seven hours of heat.
Uncommon Goods Ballerina Herbal Warming Slippers
The insoles of these handmade ballet-inspired slippers are filled with aromatic lavender buds and thermally conductive flax seeds. They’re meant to be removed and heated in the microwave for 30 seconds.