Cold weather is upon us, and if you’ve got slippers on the brain, we can’t say we blame you. In our book, slipper season lasts all year. But we’re not just talking about cozy footwear for dad or mom. There are tons of house slippers out there for toddlers and kids.
To help you sift through all the options, we asked board certified podiatrist Najwa Javed what to look for in the best slippers for kids. Since little ones are always on the move, she suggests that “a stable hard sole with an anti-grip layer is the most important feature to help with stability and [prevent] slipping.” If you’re looking for at-home lounging slippers for your child, feel free to opt for a soft-soled, sock-like option. However, keep in mind that hard-soled styles offer the best grip and are a must if your child will be wearing them outside.
In terms of underfoot support, Dr. Javed also emphasizes that comfort is key. “It’s important to remember that most kids are flat-footed until the age of eight, so having shoes that have good arch support and are wide in the toe box can help the kids feel comfortable as they run and play,” she explains.
Additionally, the best slippers for kids should be breathable, as children “tend to sweat a lot when active, which can cause a flare of athlete’s foot,” she notes.
To prevent this and ensure shoes always stay fresh, options that are machine washable will also come in handy.
As for where to start when shopping, Dr. Javed recommends looking to a few brands — including Crocs and Uggs. “Crocs are easily cleanable and breathable and Uggs are great for summer and winter,” she says.
Below, find 15 of the best slippers for kids — from mini moccasins to robe and slipper sets for an at-home spa day.
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Ugg Kids’ Cozy Ii Slipper
These versatile slippers are an investment, but they’re sure to last your big kid for years. Coming in a neutral chestnut shade, these wool slip-ons go with any at-home outfit. They’ll keep little toes warm, and thanks to a sturdy rubber sole, can be worn both in and outdoors.
Marks and Spencer Kids Digger Riptape Slippers
Best Velcro Slippers for Kids
If your little one seems to kick off their slippers any chance they get, opt for a velcro option. “It keeps the shoes from slipping and making them fall when kids are running around,” explains Dr Javed. In addition to featuring slip-proof grippy soles, these shoes offer a warm, fuzzy lining. And they get bonus points for having a cute truck-inspired design.
L.L. Bean Kids’ Wicked Good Slippers
Best House Slippers for Kids
These are the epitome of house slippers. They’re easy to slide on, and they cover the whole foot without being too bulky. They’re well-made with a suede outside and durable sole for added traction (aka no more slipping on hardwood floors). The inside is fully lined with cozy shearling.
Crocs Kids’ Classic Clog
Best for Summer
Just because temperatures rise in the summer doesn’t mean little ones have to ditch their house shoes. These classic Crocs offer slipper-like comfort as they’re super lightweight and breathable. Besides, they come in so many color options to suit any style.
Kamik Cozycabin 2 Kids’
Best Indoor/Outdoor Slippers for Kids
If your kid loves outdoor adventures, try these sneaker-like slippers. For starters, they’re got a hard, durable outsole and arch support. They also offer a roomy round-toe and slip-on design that’s comfortable to wear for longer periods of time.
Gap Baby Suede Moccasins
Best Moccasin Slippers for Babies
Suede moccasins are a popular style for all ages, and there’s no reason your littlest one should miss out on the trend. These camel-colored suede booties are nice and fitted thanks to lace-up detailing. They’ve also got cute fringe accents and a tab at the ankle so you can easily get them on.
Disney Toddler Girls’ Minnie Mouse Slipper Socks
Best Toddler Girl Slippers
These hot pink slipper socks will keep your little lady toasty this winter season. Warm fleece paired with gripped soles make them safe and functional. Besides, nearly every girl loves Minnie Mouse. And yes, they’re machine-washable.
Jessica Simpson Girl’s Plush Star Bootie Slippers
Best Girls’ Slippers
These pastel pink pull-on ankle booties are sure to be a hit with your little princess. They’ve got girly details like stars and pom-poms, as well as cant-miss comfort features like super-soft memory foam soles and plush all-over material. They’re made for indoors, but don’t worry, their anti-skid soles will keep her from slipping and sliding.
Marks and Spencer Kids’ Dinosaur Slipper Boots
Best Boys’ Slippers
For the mini man of the house, look no further than these no-fuss slip-on booties. They come in a cool dinosaur pattern, complete with a row of faux horns along the back. The are made to offer a relaxed fit with a soft sole, so they’re perfect for lounging at home on lazy days.
Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Boys/Girls Chase & Marshall Slippers
Best Toddler Boy Slippers
These easy-on, easy-off slippers feature a mix and match design of Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol pups Chase and Marshall. They’re lightweight with slip-resistant indoor soles and a plush texture. Comfort aside, the 3D design and bold colors make them a fun at-home footwear choice.
BTPEIHTD Kids’ Hooded Bathrobe Matching Slippers
Best Kids’ Robe and Slipper Set
Available in sizes for toddlers to children aged 16, this set comes with a lightweight, microfleece robe and matching house slippers. Not only that, it also comes in eight patterns both boys and girls will love. We’re partial to the shark and alpaca-printed options, but you really can’t go wrong with any of the designs.
Ugg Bixbee Boot
Best Slippers for Babies
These snuggly soft booties are a welcome winter addition to any baby’s wardrobe. They’re lined with fuzzy fabric from the inside out and available in an array of color options: vanilla, navy, chestnut, pink and charcoal. They come with a hook and loop closure, so they’re easy for mom and dad to pull on or off.
L.L. Bean Kids’ Cozy Slipper Booties
Best for Cold Weather
These slipper booties could not be more cozy. Not only are they lined with sherpa, but they’ve also got cushy foam soles for extra comfort. They’re strategically designed with elastic at the heel and ankle for a relaxed but secure fit. The soles are soft, so think of them as an upgraded winter sock.
Old Navy Gender-Neutral Faux-Fur Critter Slippers for Kids
These quirky animal paw slippers make a great gift for kids. They’re gender-neutral and come in a fuzzy leopard print with metallic claw details. Plus, a cushioned microfleece footbed makes them one of the most comfortable options out there.
Sesame Street Cookie Monster Slipper
Have a Sesame Street fan on your hands? Little ones will crave the look and comfort of these Cookie Monster-inspired slippers, complete with a plush construction and quirky 3D eyes.
PJ Masks Boys Socktop Slippers
Kids can pretend to be their favorite superhero with these slippers that are designed with Catboy’s face on the toe. The cozy shoes are made with premium quality fabrics that wash easy and are long-lasting. The slippers are also designed with non-slip bottoms, ensuring that kids can walk and play without sliding.