The 40 Best Slippers for Women, According to Experts

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The best women’s slippers have long been considered a rite of passage for indoor wear during cold-weather days. But in 2023,  women’s house slippers are coming in hot on its heels as the must-wear silhouette whether you’re staying at home in sweats or walking on the city pavements with cropped tailored pants. Thanks to many designers, slippers have been upgraded for our hybrid way of life.

Thus, whether you need extra support for flat feet, extra cushioning for heel spurs when standing all day, something a little more office-ready, or simply looking for a pair of chic and cozy house shoes for women, there’s a bountiful of options to suit your needs. According to New York-based podiatrist Jacqueline Sutera, DPM, “We should all avoid walking barefoot at home all the time. Doing so causes pain and inflammation over time due to lack of support and slow atrophy of the fat pads on the bottom of the feet,” Plus, there are endless slippers for women to choose from, and you don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.

So keep scrolling because we’ve rounded up the best women’s slippers, from podiatrist-approved options to highly-reviewed favorites. Plus, keep reading for expert tips to find the right women’s house shoes for your needs, including notes for different foot types and foot problems. Now, all you need to do is simply slip on and go – with a cushioned pep in your step.

How We Selected the Best Slippers for Women

To find the best slippers for women on the market, the team at Footwear News assessed several different factors and design elements of every pair of women’s slippers on this list: fit, rise, style, materials used, personal testing, and market research. To narrow our selections of the best slippers for women, we looked to online consumer reviews and interviewed slipper experts in the fashion industry, including podiatrists and slipper brand founders. Additionally, we looked for slippers that were best for various foot types and conditions — from flat feet to wide feet to bunions and plantar fasciitis. You’ll find a price range that stems from affordable, budget-friendly finds from footwear brands like Vionic and Clarks to premium designer brands like Olivia von Halle and Ugg that have become tried-and-true favorites in the space.

As new shoes are released throughout 2023, we will continue to update this guide to the best slippers for women to deliver the most up-to-date recommendations and tips to enable you to take on your day comfortably and stylishly.

Top Women’s Slippers for 2023

Ugg Fluff Yeah Slides

Best Fluffy Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 5-12
  • Colorways: Key lime, Samba, Natural Shell, Hazard Orange, Black, Charcoal
  • Materials: Sheepskin
  • Additional features: Elasticized slingback strap
  • Pros: Comfortable, slight lift from the wedge
  • Cons: Runs big

After launching in 2018, Ugg’s Fluff Yeah Slide quickly became a celebrity favorite and the brand’s best-selling style of the following year. The eye-catching silhouette is made summer-ready with an open-toed, slingback silhouette and soft, moisture-wicking sheepskin. If you’re looking for a dreamy pair of slippers that keep your feet nice and cozy but make a major statement, look no further. They’re available in a huge range of fun colors like baby blue, hot pink, and leopard print and have a slight platform for extra support. Aside from the cute design, reviewers also love the slight lift from the wedge. “I love wearing these around the house, the perfect slipper for California so your feet can get some air! The sole is super thick so you get a good lift from them too!” said one reviewer.

What reviewers say: “The quality of this indoor/outdoor shoe is fantastic. I took the advice of the fellow in the Nordstrom video that accompanied this product listing, and ordered a size smaller than what my daughter in law wears. That was a wise idea. It fit perfectly!”

UGG Fluff Yeah slippers

Vionic Gemma Slipper

Best Clog Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 5-12
  • Colorways: Army Green, Fuji Apple, Sunflower
  • Materials: Plush
  • Additional features: Sculpted footbed 
  • Pros: Soft to the touch and ortho-heel support
  • Cons: Heavy

Clogs are undeniably having their moment, so why not opt for an iteration that is comfortable and city-walking friendly. Vionic’s Gemma style features an adjustable strap, plush upper, and microfiber sole for added traction. For your next cozy look, style them with joggers and a matching sweatshirt. 

What reviewers say: “This slipper has everything I was looking for, arch support, warmth, and width.”

Acron Spa Wrap Slippers

Best Spa-Like Slippers for Women

  • Size range: S-XL
  • Colorways: Black
  • Materials: Terry and rubber
  • Additional features: Adjustable strap and cushioned footbed
  • Pros: Stylish, comfortable, and good for those with wide feet
  • Cons: Minimal support

To re-create the feeling of a five-star hotel spa at home, slip on these terry slippers with your favorite robe. The fabric is soft and cozy without being too hot, and an adjustable strap means you can tailor their fit to you. They also feature a quilted design for added style and a rubber sole if you leave the house and forget to change your shoes.

What reviewers say: “These slippers were purchased for my mother-in-law who was in rehab. The adjustable strap made them easy to get on and off, and the fit was perfect. The sole provided enough support for her to accomplish her rehab walking.”

Tempur-Pedic Windsock Slippers

Best Bedroom Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 6-11
  • Colorways: Gray Fabric
  • Materials: Plush
  • Additional features: Contoured tempur-pedic footbed
  • Pros: Soft yet supportive and able to adapt to any wearer’s weight and foot shape
  • Cons: Not great for flat fleet

Enjoy the relaxing comfort of a Tempur-Pedic mattress in this plush slipper, featuring the same Tempur material that adapts to the foot’s unique pressure points and temperature. A durable outsole adds a layer of support when walking on bare floors. “I like my feet a bit warm, but am usually constantly kicking off slippers as they become too hot. These somehow are comfy but never become too hot,” wrote one Zappos reviewer. These are a great pair of slippers for those in need of arch support and are suitable for any season and climate.

What reviewers say: “I like my feet a bit warm, but am usually constantly kicking off slippers as they become too hot. These somehow are comfy but never become too hot.”


Birkenstock Shearling Arizona Slippers

Best Slippers for Flat Feet

  • Size range: 5-10.5
  • Colorways: Stone Coin Suede
  • Materials: Wool and shearling
  • Additional features: Contoured footbed with arch support
  • Pros: Supportive and adjustable with the straps and buckle closure
  • Cons: Stiff upon first wear

Good news: This notable celebrity favorite style (the likes of Kaia Gerber and Jennifer Lawrence have been seen in them) is also on the list of top podiatrist picks. “Birkenstocks have the best flat foot slippers due to their intrinsic arch technology,” explains Dr. Javed. This season, you’ll find yourself reaching for these shearling-lined slides on the regular — and not just when you’re stepping outside to walk the dog or take out the trash. Adjustable buckles gives them a customizable and secure fit, while the fuzzy footbed keeps your feet warm and toasty in chilly weather (but thanks to their open toe design, they won’t overheat your feet during the summer). “Soft shearling lining feels like walking on a cloud. Fuzzy & cozy like your favorite blanket wrapped up on your feet!” wrote one Nordstrom reviewer. If you’re looking for a stylish outdoor style, you can’t go wrong with one of the best Birkenstock sandals.

What reviewers say: “I absolutely love the nude/pink color, and they fit perfectly. If by any chance you want to wear them with a pair of socks, I would recommend sizing up!”

Birkenstock Arizona Shearling Slippers

Acorn Moccasin Slippers

Best House Slippers for Hardwood Floors

  • Size range: 5-12
  • Colorways: Buff Popcorn, Brown and Pink Leaves, Chinchilla, Garnet, Icelandic, Navy Blue, Navy Popcorn, Nordic, Oatmeal, Peacock, Recycled Black, Recycled Natural
  • Materials: Faux Fur, Manmade, Rubber, Suede
  • Additional features: Flexible multilayer Cloud Cushion insole with a memory foam footbed 
  • Pros: Weatherproof, non-slip traction 
  • Cons: Lose their shape with many wears

These ultra-plush moccasins from Acorn are perfect for keeping feet toasty in all winter long. The style is made with dyed sheep or lamb fur (depending on the colorway you choose), along with a faux-shearling lining and padded footbed for live-in comfort. Its rubber outsole also offers great traction on hardwood floors and sidewalks. Many reviewers also praise these cozy slippers for their orthopedic feel.

What reviewers say: “My poor feet are arthritic (and I’m not even that old!, and these are the only slippers I’ve found that expertly combine comfort, support, and warmth.”

Haflinger Unisex AT Wool Hard Sole Slippers

Best Wool Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 9-11
  • Colorways: Navy Speckled 
  • Materials: Boiled wool
  • Additional features: Flexible multilayer Cloud Cushion insole with a memory foam footbed 
  • Pros: Great arch support and overall comfort
  • Cons: Runs small

Halflinger’s lightweight and breathable slippers are known for providing unmatched arch support and temperature regulation. The AT Wool Hard Sole slippers feature a felt outsole to prevent slipping and sliding along and to enhance the “softness of the step.” They’re also molded with durable and waterproof latex lining, which means you can comfortably wear them indoors and outdoors without ruining them. Because Haflinger is known for making slippers with next-level arch support, it comes as no surprise that hundreds of product reviews on Amazon tout their molded arches.

What reviewers say: “Shocked at the amount of arch support there is in these slippers, and it’s awesome and just the right amount. The arch support is even better than in some of my top brand walking shoes.”

Sleeper Cream Shearling Slippers

Best Timeless Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 9-11
  • Colorways: Chestnut, Black, Grey, Burnt Olive 
  • Materials: Suede and genuine shearling
  • Additional features: EVA outsole
  • Pros: Easy for those on-the-go
  • Cons: Heels wear out easily

If you’re looking for a splurge-worthy pair of slippers, luxe lounge and sleepwear label Sleeper’s slippers will not disappoint. Sleeper’s unapologetically chic pajamas and nighties (their signature is marabou feather trims on their garments) elevated the nightwear scene, so we’re not surprised that their slippers are equally as lavish as their apparel. These flat square-toed mules are handmade with a leather and shearling lining inspired by ‘90s fashion trends. These aren’t orthopedic-level slippers by any means, but that doesn’t mean they’re not comfy. In fact, the shearling inner lining instantly warms up cold feet while the leather sole gives slight support for walking around cold hardwood floors. Best of all, these slippers get extra credit points for being 95 percent biodegradable.

What reviewers say: “I love these slippers that can be worn outdoors. I live in them at home. Have worn them to the grocery store on occasion.”

Clarks Suede Leather Knitted Collar Clog Slippers

Best Lightweight Women’s Slippers

  • Size range: 5-11, with wide options
  • Colorways: Over 25 colors
  • Materials: Synthetic, faux fur lining
  • Additional features: Gripped sole
  • Pros: Warm
  • Cons: Minimal breathability

Clarks’ slipper is a lightweight option that’s equal parts cozy and cute with the knit cuff. But, despite its good looks, it’s not just a pretty face — these stylish slippers are designed with pure leather for durability, a premium rubber sole for better traction cushioned footbed and a super soft lining for an extra plush feel.

What reviewers say:These shoes are exactly what I was looking for! I searched high and low for some quality winter slip-ons for a good deal that I could wear to run errands in, to check the mail, to walk the dog, etc. I love everything about these shoes — they fit perfectly (I have wide and tall feet), they’re comfortable to wear with and without socks, they’re made well, the soles have good traction/grip, and though these are slip-ons, they don’t come off willy-nilly while I’m walking. The shoes aren’t clunky, but they also don’t have that abnormally lightweight feel that makes shoes seem like they’re junk. I don’t get chunks of the fuzzy liner coming off on my socks constantly, which has been a problem with other brands in the past. When I wear the shoes for hours, they’re still comfortable. I’ve worn these in rain, snow, and shine, and they’ve been great in all circumstances. Highly recommend!

Ugg Women’s Ansley Slippers

Best Outdoor Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 9
  • Colorways: Samba Red, Espresso Suede, Chestnut Suede, Light Grey Suede, Black Suede
  • Materials: UGGpure wool lining
  • Additional features: Water-resistant suede 
  • Pros: Durable
  • Cons: Not great for those who have sweaty feet

There’s a reason why these cozy slip-ons are one of Ugg’s best-selling styles of all time. Designed with a luxurious and ultra-soft 100 percent wool construction, a waterproof suede upper, and rubber bottom outsoles, these foolproof Ugg slippers keep your feet supported and warm while you’re lounging inside, but they’re also stylish enough to wear outside, too. According to customers, the sheepskin lining may feel a bit snug at first, but this is normal, and they’ll stretch out for a custom-like fit with a bit of consistent wear. These are one of the best indoor-outdoor slippers on the market, and the high quality and durable construction warrants the $100 price tag.

What reviewers say: “They are perfectly lined in Ugg’s typical soft wool and feel great on, even in warmer weather. The rubber bottoms are good enough to wear outside.” 

Vionic Relax Slippers

Best Podiatrist-Approved Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 5-12
  • Colorways: Amethyst, Black, Brownie, Tan, Grey, Leopard, Marshmallow, Natural, Navy, Pale Lime, Papya Tropical, Pink, Purple Chestnut, Cactus 
  • Materials: 100% polyester terry cloth
  • Additional features: Ethylene vinyl acetate sole
  • Pros: Enhanced stability with a deep heel cup, superior forefoot cushioning, and ultimate arch support midsole
  • Cons: Velcro strap stretches

“I personally wear and recommend Vionic‘s Relax slippers,” says Dr. Sutera. “They have all the foot-loving qualities that I think are very important as a Podiatrist. They’re also adjustable, which is very important for anyone with bunions, hammertoes, or a wide forefoot,” she says. Plus, these house slippers are available in a wide array of fun colorways and prints, from versatile neutrals to statement-making leopard and tiger designs. Most importantly, all of Vionic’s slippers are engineered with the brand’s proprietary “three zone comfort technology,” which checks off all the boxes for any slipper-wearer: a deep-seated heel cup, arch support, and cushioned forefoot. Another huge bonus? They’re lined with anti-bacterial terrycloth that helps to keep odors and germs at bay. These are one of the best slippers for women with bunions and wide feet, too.

What reviewers say:I can walk because of these slippers. They are the only shoes I can wear. Due to severe neuropathy, I can barely walk across a small room on bare feet due to the numbness of my feet. My feet mold to these slippers, and I can walk just fine. They put my body in the correct posture, and there is so much support for my feet.”

Allbirds Dweller Slippers

Best Indoor-Outdoor Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 5-11
  • Colorways: Natural Grey, Natural White, Natural Black
  • Materials: Wool
  • Additional features: SweetFoam midsole made with sugarcane-based green EVA and castor bean oil-based insole foam
  • Pros: Carbon neutral
  • Cons: Wide for those with narrow feet

Fluffy slippers that double as outdoor shoes? These brand new, limited-edition Allbirds slippers might just be your new favorite winter footwear choice. First off, the design is carbon neutral thanks to a combination of sustainable practices. The causal loungers are manufactured in South Korea and are available in three can’t-fail hues: black, gray and white. They feature soft and cozy ZQ Merino wool from heel to toe and a foam insole made with Brazilian sugarcane that helps wick away moisture and reduce odor.

What reviewers say:Life altering. Not only are they comfortable for walking, but they are also just comfy. And the perfect airplane travel shoes too.”

Allbirds Dweller Slippers
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Land’s End Suede Moccasin Slippers

Best Moccasin Women’s Slippers

  • Size range: 6-11
  • Colorways: Tan, Navy, Red Pink
  • Materials: Suede and faux fur
  • Additional features: Comfy foam cushioning and no-skid rubber soles
  • Pros: All-day support
  • Cons: Runs small

Personalized anything always adds a touch of sophistication, and custom slippers are no exception. Whether you’re snagging a pair for yourself or thoughtfully checking off your holiday gift list, these Land’s End slippers are worth a look. Made from 100% suede, you will live in these indoor-outdoor shoes all season long. Made with a warm faux-fur lining and a thick foam cushioning, they’re perfect for puttering around the house or working from home. Have your pick from pink, red, navy, or a classic English tan, and pair them with plaid sleepwear, sweatsuits, and more.

What reviewers say:These did not disappoint! They are comfortable and are true to fit. I wear a size 10. They can be worn outside if you need to go outside for any reason, and they keep your feet nice and warm in the house or outside!”

Land's End Suede Moccasin Slippers
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UltraIdeas Memory Foam Women’s Slippers

Best Slippers for Women on Amazon

  • Size range: 5-12
  • Colorways: Black, Grey, Pink, Purple, Wine, Violet, Light Blue
  • Materials: Man-made plush fleece and rubber sole 
  • Additional features: Lined with high-density memory foam
  • Pros: Machine washable
  • Cons: Wear easily

Thanks to the non-skid sole, plush vegan wool lining, and added arch support, these memory foam slippers from UltraIdeas have become an Amazon best-seller. With over 47,000 reviews and an almost-perfect rating, it’s safe to say that these affordable house shoes will be a worthy investment. Designed with a sturdy EVA rubber outsole, you can wear them indoors and outdoors, making them the perfect slip-on shoe for a quick dash to your mailbox in the morning. In addition to their snug fit and memory foam padding, they also feature built-in high-density memory foam insoles for added comfort and support.

What reviewers say: “They immediately provide warmth within 5 seconds of wear [and] the memory foam makes you feel as though you are walking on clouds.”

UltraIdeas Fleece Memory Foam Slippers

Dearfoams Women’s Fireside Shearling Slippers

Best Mule Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 6-11
  • Colorways: Black, Grey, Pink, Sand, Leopard, Chestnut, Driftwood, Coffee
  • Materials: 100% Australian sheepskin
  • Additional features: EVA sole
  • Pros: Temperature regulating and moisture wicking
  • Cons: Upper material is thick

Perfect for wearing indoors or outdoors, these durable, water-resistant slippers from Dearfoams are equipped with an extra warm shearling lining and a non-slip rubber outsole for added stability. These “low-maintenance” slip-ons not only repel water (which is always a bonus for rain and snow), but they’re also bacteria and dirt-resistant, which helps keep them looking new for years. These sheepskin wool lining helps to regulate temperature, keeping your feet protected from the cold during the winter and dry during the warmer months. While memory foam can feel comfortable, this pair’s sturdy rubber outsole holds up and resists breaking down. With a stellar 4.5 rating and over 2600 glowing reviews, we’re pretty sure you’ll be glad you did too.

What reviewers say: “I’ve been hesitant to spend this much on house shoes, but when we bought a house that is allllll wood floors my feet would KILL at the end of the day. I’m SO glad I bought these!”

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Jimmy Choo Ronnie Slippers

Best Designer Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 4-13
  • Colorways: Tan
  • Materials: Calf leather and shearling
  • Additional features: Chunky rubber sole
  • Pros: Durable and fashionable
  • Cons: Pricey

Slippers are something you wear nearly every day, particularly during the winter months. So if you’re looking to treat yourself by investing in a designer pair, we support it. Enter these slip-ons from the beloved designer brand Jimmy Choo. They’re trendy loafers in a luxurious slipper form. They have uppers made from genuine Italian suede, a plush shearling lining, and a chunky sole. The most glamorous part: They’re delicately embellished with mini crystals along the midsole. In fact, there’s no loungewear look they won’t elevate.

Jimmy Choo Ronnie Slippers
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FitFlop Shuv Pom-Pom Shearling Clog Slippers

Best Slippers for Bunions

  • Size Range: 5-11
  • Colorways: Ivory and Soft Pink
  • Materials: Shearling wool and faux-fur
  • Additional Features: Slip-resistant rubber
  • Pros: Triple-density midsoles, so you not only look like you’re walking on clouds, you feel like it too. 
  • Cons: Thick sole that takes getting used to

What Reviewers Say: “These are crazy comfortable and warm. I would wear them all day.”

Dr. Javed’s favorite brand for bunions? FitFlop. “You can never go wrong with this label,” she says. “It has the best forefoot support due to its built-in rocker technology that keeps the pressure off the metatarsals.” Lucky for you, the comfort company has a clog-shaped slipper. It features FitFlop’s signature footbed technology, and a full shearling lining, and is finished with two stylish pom accents. They come in ivory and soft pink, so snag a pair for you and another to gift to your friend.

FitFlop Shuv Pom-Pom Shearling Clog Slippers
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Minnetonka Women’s Cally Faux-Fur Slippers

Best Women’s Slippers for Narrow Feet

  • Size range: 5-11
  • Colorways: Navy, Black, Cinnamon, Cherry Stone, Pink, Grey, Mosaic, Tropical Wave, Black/White Check
  • Materials: Suede Leather and pile lining
  • Additional features: Thin rubber sole
  • Pros: Best-seller
  • Cons: Run big

These iconic leather moccasin slippers are a longtime best-seller for the heritage brand for a number of reasons. The 0.25 inch heels offer a bit of extra arch support, while the cushioned inner gives aching feet all-day relief. Perfect for colder weather, these authentic fur-lined flats keep your feet cozy and warm in chilly climates but not so insulated that they can’t be worn comfortably during transitional weather. The one thing to note about most Minnetonka slipper styles is that they often feel tight when you first try them on. However, the material will stretch with a few uses for a custom-like fit. Your patience will be rewarded!

What reviewers say: So glad I purchased Cally slippers. I have so much trouble walking in slippers, but not anymore. Comfort, easy on, easy off, price. The best investment I have ever made.”

Birdies The Phoebe Faux Fur Slippers

Most Stylish Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 5-11
  • Colorways: Emerald, Wild Berry, Cream, Black
  • Materials: Vegan velvet and faux fur
  • Additional features: 7 layers of cloud-like comfort in every footbed
  • Pros: Style and comfort
  • Cons: Lining is not as soft after many wears

Beloved for its ultra-chic and comfortable flats that double as slippers, Birdies offers this elegant velvet slide perfect for entertaining or amping up your work-from-home wardrobe. It features a super cozy faux fur insole, high-density memory foam cushioning and a sturdy traction outsole — meaning you’ll want to wear these wherever you go. With over 600 reviews and a near-five-star rating, it’s safe to say these luxe slippers are worth their $85 price tag.

What reviewers say: Love my Phoebe faux fur slide. It’s a shoe, it’s a slipper, it’s everything and more.”


Sollbeam Fuzzy House Slippers for Women

Best Slippers for Women With Arch Support

  • Size range: 5-11
  • Colorways: Black, Blue, Leopard, Tie Dye, Grey, Pink, Red, Purple, Apricot
  • Materials: Fur sole
  • Additional features: Contoured footbed and shock absorption
  • Pros: Arch support
  • Cons: Not supportive for narrow feet

When we think of orthopedic shoes, we don’t necessarily expect them to actually look cute. These affordable fuzzy slippers by Sollbeam offer both comfort and style with supreme orthotic arch and heel support. Available in eight unique colorways (including a chic leopard print and a whimsical tie-dye design), there’s an option to suit every woman’s style vibe with the comfort they need.

What reviewers say: “These slippers are so comfortable and supportive, a perfect orthotic level arch support, deep heel cup, Velcro straps to accommodate [bunions] rubber sole like fit flop and plush furry material that makes your feet feel like they are smiling.”

Vionic Women’s Indulge Gracie Slippers

Best Slippers for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Size range: 5-12
  • Colorways: Light Grey, Black, Golden Cream, Electric Pink, Nile Blue, Mist, Natural Leopard
  • Materials: Textile
  • Additional features: EVA footbed
  • Pros: Three-zone comfort technology is concealed into all Vionic shoes, delivering essential support that hugs your foot’s natural curves 
  • Cons: Heavy

Complete with a deep heel cup, biomechanically contoured arch support, and shock-absorbing EVA midsole, this thong-style slipper from Vionic will keep your feet supported and stable all day long. What’s more, the pair includes a luxurious terry cloth upper and antibacterial footbed to prevent foul odors from forming.

What reviewers say: “I have severe plantar fasciitis, and I work on my feet 40 hrs+ a week. When I get home, I need instant relief. These were recommended to me by a nurse with the same problem. AMAZING!!!! These [offer] instant relief.”


Bronax Pillow Slippers for Women

Best Summer Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 4-11.5
  • Colorways: Black, Brown, Chocolate, Red, Blue, Grey, Pink, Olive, Lemon Yellow, Purple, White, Rose Red
  • Materials: Ethylene vinyl acetate 
  • Additional features: Broad single strap 
  • Pros: Lightweight 
  • Cons: Run small

If you spend any time on TikTok or Instagram, you’re probably already aware that these “pillow” slides are the sandal of the year — especially for those with sweaty feet or warm climates. The chunky silhouette features a slightly lifted sole, as well as a rubber construction for added comfort and a waterproof design. Though these slippers might be a trendy option of cool style, they also provide great function with a rubber design and thick, non-slip sole that makes them ideal for poolside lounging, showering at the gym, or any other outdoor activities involving water. Of course, they’re also an affordable dupe for the Yeezy slides that cost upwards of $600 a pop.

What reviewers say: As a mom, I’m on my feet a lot. I’ve been wearing these and, no joke, it’s like wearing those kitchen comfort mats all the time. I love them so much I want to buy them in every color.”

Savage x Fenty CLF Fluff’d Up Slippers

Best Cozy Slippers

  • Size range: 6-12
  • Colorways: Pink Ash, Hot & Heavy Pink, Lavender, Caviar
  • Materials: Faux fur
  • Pros: Soft footbed 
  • Cons: Upper looks raggedy

When Rihanna wore her Savage x Fenty CLF Fluff’d Up Slippers backstage during her Super Bowl Halftime Show, we took notice. These shoes feature soft faux fur crossover straps for an open-toe and non-restrictive fit that caters well to expecting moms. The cushioned style also makes these a supportive slipper for those with plantar fasciitis. While Rihanna opted for the light pink version, they’re available in three other colors, including black, hot pink, and lavender. Each color features a firm sole (comparable to that of a comfortable pair of women’s flats) with the Fenty logo design. They come in sizes 6 through 12; however, many of sizes are nearly sold out, so make sure you grab a pair fast.

Testing notes: “Love these cozy slippers. They are comfortable. Keep my feet warm. And they are washable. I put them in the washing machine and dryer from time to time, and they come out perfectly.” — Nikki Chwatt, Style Commerce Editor

Savage x Fenty CLF Fluff'd Up Slippers
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Barlovable Cross Strap Faux-Fur Slippers

Best Fuzzy Slippers

  • Size range: 5-10
  • Colorways: Camel, Black, Caramel, Leopard, Grey, Pink, Navy, Turquoise
  • Materials: Faux fluffy rabbit
  • Additional features: Waterproof and anti-slip TPR sole
  • Pros: Good gift idea 
  • Cons: No support

For a lightweight option that’s equal parts cozy and cute, look no further than these open-toed faux fur slippers from Barlovable. They’re available in a slew of chic colorways, including blush, bubblegum pink, and lilac (along with neutral hues too, of course). Despite their good looks, though, they’re not just a pretty face — these stylish slippers are designed with a premium rubber sole for better traction, memory foam cushioned insoles and super soft vegan rabbit fur for an extra plush feel. Plus, If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to Ugg’s coveted Fluff Yeah slippers, these are a great dupe and a worthy investment.

What reviewers say: “My Ugg slippers were $100 and are nowhere near as soft and comfy as these for a fraction of the cost.”

Snook-Ease Microwavable Women’s Slippers

Best Heated Slippers

  • Size range: 6-9
  • Colorways: Light Grey, Red
  • Materials: Faux fur 
  • Additional features: Engineered with unique minerals that rapidly warm up in 60 seconds
  • Pros: Instant cold feet relief, insoles can be tailored to size
  • Cons: No support

The ultimate cold-weather remedy for chilly feet, these microwavable heated slippers are basically a pair of heat packs for the tootsies. The faux fur slip-on comes with removable insoles that can be heated in just 60 seconds for instant cold feet relief, and they’ll stay warm and toasty for up to a half hour. The warmth also helps relax muscles and boosts blood flow, which makes them a great option for those suffering from arthritis, plantar fasciitis, and achilles heel pain. The odor-resistant slippers are also super easy to clean — you can even wash them in the machine.

What reviewers say: “I absolutely love these heated inserts and slippers! I have very cold feet, and this is the relief I have been looking for.”

Longbay Women’s Chenille Knit Bootie Slippers

Best Bootie Slippers

  • Size range: 6-9
  • Colorways: Black, Camel, Cream, Navy Blue, Pink, Purple, Wine Red, Grey
  • Materials: Chenille velvet upper and fuzzy plush fleece lining
  • Additional features: Memory foam insole
  • Pros: Ankle warmth
  • Cons: No support

For extra coverage and warmth, invest in a pair of toasty knit boot-style slippers to protect your toes, feet, and ankles in extra chilly weather. Crafted from ultra-premium chenille knit and designed with high-quality 80D memory foam footbeds, these slippers are “like a warm hug for your feet.” While they’re not suitable for prolonged outdoor wear, the outsole is made with thick rubber, so reviewers say it’s perfectly fine to grab the mail in them. “Don’t walk to buy these. Run. These are my favorite winter slippers I’ve ever owned, and I’m no spring chicken,” wrote one Amazon reviewer. These mid-calf boot slippers are perfect for those with chronically cold feet and ankles.

What reviewers say: “Don’t walk to buy these. Run. These are my favorite winter slippers I’ve ever owned, and I’m no spring chicken.”

Daniel Green Meg Slippers

Best Loafer-Like Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 5-11.5
  • Colorways: Gold, Blue, Black, Bone
  • Materials: 100% faux leather
  • Additional features: Padded foam bed
  • Pros: Sturdy
  • Cons: Uneven seams

Cozy enough to wear as indoor shoes only but stylish and structured enough to wear outside for errands, these vegan leather close-toed slippers look more like a designer mule than a house slipper. Daniel Green slippers were founded back in the late 1800s, and they continue to design the same premium quality designs that put the brand on the map. Available in a slew of chic colorways, including gold and sky blue, these flat slippers are also made with a lightweight fabric lining, which allows your feet to breathe, along with a 0.75 heel for mid-level arch support.

What reviewers say: “My arthritic joints (where people get bunions) are not squished, and I have no pain as I wear them. I’ve had them on for a few hours, and my feet feel great.” 

Skechers Team Toasty Campfire Slippers

Best Vegan Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 5-11
  • Colorways: Black, Charcoal, Chestnut, Dark Taupe, Navy, Blush
  • Materials: Microfiber
  • Additional features: Memory Foam cushioned comfort footbed
  • Pros: Well-made
  • Cons: Run large

As the name of these slippers implies, these cozy slippers from Skechers are designed to keep your feet nice and warm courtesy of the vegan-friendly faux fur lining and close-toed design. Padded memory foam insoles provide extra cushioning and support, while the outsole prevents them from stretching out and losing shape with continuous wear. Many reviewers mentioned that they appreciated the slippers’ roominess, so this is a great option for those with wide feet or those who prefer to wear socks under their slippers.

What reviewers say: “So warm and cozy. I feel like they fit just a bit big, but I don’t wear socks with them, so maybe it’s more about leaving room for that. I love that they are sturdy enough to run outside if needed.”

Amélie Home Women’s Slippers

Best Slide Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 6-9
  • Colorways: Beige, Emerald, Misty Rose
  • Materials: Suede, Turkey feather, polyester
  • Additional features: Covered with a layer of TPR
  • Pros: Fashionable and great for narrow feet
  • Cons: Run small

Described by Amazon reviewers as “cushy,” “luxurious,” and “super comfortable,” it’s no surprise that these fuzzy house shoes from Amélie Home have earned a near-perfect, five-star rating. The eye-catching turkey faux fur serves an old Hollywood sensibility, but they’re also designed with a super soft insole for comfort and a snug fit to prevent your foot from slipping in and out. While they’re designed for indoor wear, many reviewers say they wear them as actual shoes.

What reviewers say: “I purchased them because I will be attending a wedding and wanted fun shoes to change into to dance! Now I think I will gift these to all my girlfriends this year for Christmas.”

L.L. Bean Cozy Slipper Booties

Best Christmas Slippers

  • Size range: 6-11
  • Colorways: Navy, Plum, Green, Natural
  • Materials: 100% polyester sherpa fleece
  • Additional features: EVA padded sock liner and EVA wedge midsole
  • Pros: Water-resistant
  • Cons: Tight-fitting

Lined with sumptuous pile fleece for extra warmth and a textured look, these bootie slippers feel like you’re wearing a warm knit blanket on your feet and ankles — but they’ve got more to offer than just extra warmth. These boot-slippers feature a padded EVA sock liner and wedge midsole for extra support, along with a high-quality waterproof suede upper and rubber sole for extra slip defense and better traction.  While some reviewers remarked that they fit a little snug on the ankles, these cozy women’s slippers are designed with an elasticized instep for a more customized fit that doesn’t stretch out or lose shape over time. If you’ve had issues with traditional slip-on slippers coming off too easily, these booties are a great alternative to traditional slide styles.

What reviewers say: “Love these slippers! They are super warm, and because of their style, they stay on your feet. The hard sole gives an added secure feeling for going up and down stairs with the slippers on.” 

LL Bean bootie slippers

Ugg Genuine Shearling Slippers

Best Slippers for Wide Feet

  • Size range: 5-12
  • Colorways: Black, Chestnut, Grey, Burnt Olive
  • Materials: Genuine shearling
  • Additional features: Suede upper
  • Pros: Easy to slide in and out of
  • Cons: Not water-resistant

These cult-favorite indoor-outdoor slippers are a top-rated best seller for Ugg and a bona fide celebrity favorite (Kaia Gerber, Hailey Bieber, and Jennifer Lopez have all been spotted in the cozy style). They also happen to be podiatrist-recommended, especially for wide feet. “They’re soft and stretchable, have a wide toe box, and also have a very solid sole to walk on,” Notes Dr. Javed. Lined with genuine shearling fur and supported with a lugged outsole for supported traction, these slipper-shoe hybrids are most definitely a worthy investment for winter weather. “It may sound silly, but they look good with jeans, just like you are wearing a stylish pair of Ugg boots. I’ve gotten compliments on them while I’m out shopping [and] people are surprised they are slippers,” wrote one Nordstrom reviewer. If you’re in the market for a pair of genuine shearling slippers, you really can’t go wrong with Ugg’s signature craftsmanship.

What reviewers say: “It may sound silly, but they look good with jeans, just like you are wearing a stylish pair of Ugg boots. I’ve gotten compliments on them while I’m out shopping [and] people are surprised they are slippers.”

Bombas Women’s Gripper Slippers

Best Sock Slippers for Women

  • Size range: S-L
  • Colorways: Lupine, Lake, Taupe, Navy, Deep Ocean, Jewel Purple Jacquard
  • Materials: Acrylic, nylon, and wool
  • Additional features: Silicone grippers
  • Pros: Cozy and travel-friendly
  • Cons: No support

Fittingly described as “part slipper. part sock,” these knit sock slippers feature a slim profile, a cozy feel, and a chic patterned design. These warm house shoes are perfect for fall and winter with a brushed lining that helps to insulate heat and advanced grips on the outsole to prevent slips. “They are pretty dang perfect for walking around a cooler house. Great for lounging on the couch and walking around equally. [They] Kinda feel like a warm foot hug, if that’s a thing,” said one reviewer. Think of these low-profile slippers as a weighted blanket for your feet — it is cuffing season, after all. These sock-slippers are an excellent option for those who don’t require extra cushioning but appreciate extra anti-slip benefits.

What reviewers say: They are pretty dang perfect for walking around a cooler house. Great for lounging on the couch and walking around equally. [They] Kinda feel like a warm foot hug, if that’s a thing.”

Patricia Green Daisy Slippers

Cutest Slippers for Women

  • Size range: XS-XL
  • Colorways: Black, Plum, Chestnut, Sand, Leopard
  • Materials: Plush
  • Additional features: Faux fur pom-pom
  • Pros: Sophisticated and soft
  • Cons: Runs narrow

Patricia Green is a contemporary footwear brand known for its feminine and romantic designs that speak to the modern city-dweller. The Daisy Slipper is just the pair to help you extend your snuggly at-home attire right down to your toes. Its cozy composition features a faux-fur pom-pom and has a rubber sole for traction. Pair them with your favorite silk pajamas for an at-home wine night with the girls.

What reviewers say: If you are looking for a slipper that doesn’t look bulky, this is the one for you! I am a size 7 and bought the small. It fit my foot perfectly. If you prefer a little more room behind your heel, order a size up. The furry Pom Pom on top adds a bit of whimsy to the slipper.”

Olivia von Halle The Contessa Slipper

Best High-End Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 37-32
  • Materials: Silk and Ostrich fur
  • Additional features: Recycled PU heel
  • Pros: Versatile — can be worn in and out of the house
  • Cons: Runs narrow

Anything Olivia von Halle is worth the investment; the luxury loungewear line creates meticulously-crafted pieces. Treat yourself to the Contessa Niko Silk Feather Slippers for a big birthday or just any day of the week. They’re handmade in a family-run factory in Tuscany, and they feature silk lining and a leather sole and upper. The ostrich feathers are hand stitched in place, adding a fun flair.


Skechers Fortress Clog Slippers

Best Platform Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 6-10
  • Colorways: Over 7 colors
  • Materials: 100% Suede, faux fur
  • Pros: Statement-making
  • Cons: Runs small

Your maximalist aesthetic just wouldn’t be complete without these functional slippers set atop a two-inch platform sole. Crafted from suede and faux fur, these Skechers platform slippers not only offer anatomical arch support with multiple layers of pillow-soft cushioning, but they also boast a roomy toe box.

What reviewers say: “I suffer from Sciatica throughout my body–I have constant pain..I also have a demolished Calcaneus, surgery was botched, I have a steel plate and six screws in my foot…Great difficulty walking. These clogs are just wonderful, they are well made, high off the pavement, and they are so comfortable for walking and standing for short moments, such as washing dishes, doing laundry, etc. I have been wearing these Sketchers Fortress clogs for about 20 years. and i am so happy that I can buy them in colors! Such as NAVY and WINE…Thank you so much Amazon for continuing to carry these wonderful Sketchers Fortress Clogs!”

Isotoner Women’s Cozy Terry Hoodback Clog Slipper

Best Women’s Slippers for High Arches 

  • Size range: 6.5-10
  • Colorways: Ash, Black, Deep Periwinkle, Peony, Sandtrap, Taupe
  • Materials: Microterry upper, rubber sole
  • Pros: Hugs your feet to make them feel supported
  • Cons: Runs small

Built with a multilayer EVA arch support, memory foam insole, and a durable rubber outsole with an anti-skid texture, the Isotoner Cozy Terry Clog Slipper is a very popular option. This spa-style slipper is covered completely in polyester terrycloth. A flexible EVA midsole eases the pressure on your feet as you’re walking and provides a smooth and easy walk with its arch support.

What reviewers say: “I slipped my feet into these puppies and I felt like they were hugging my feet like they loved me and wanted the best for me. I have slightly wide feet (skinny overall, but wide from side to side), and these slippers wrapped around my feet just right, without making them feel suffocated or stuffy.”


Emu Australia Mayberry Slippers

  • Size range: 5-11
  • Colorways: Natural, Camel, Black, Charcoal, Merlot, Midnight
  • Materials: 100% Australian sheepskin 
  • Pros: Stays on
  • Cons: Runs narrow

EMU’s snug-fitting Mayberry slippers are luxury slippers without the luxury price. They feature a fuzzy crossover detail that’s constructed of breathable, moisture-wicking materials, including a 100% Australian sheepskin upper and footbed. Sold in a variety of neutrals and colorful shades, these have a fashion-forward feel, whether you’re wearing them indoors or out.

Testing notes: “Ever since I got these, they’ve been my go-to slippers. The second I get home from work, I throw them on to walk around my apartment. The best part of them is that they stay on my feet, which is hard to come by for those with narrow feet!” — Nikki Chwatt, Style Commerce Editor.

Parachute Shearling Wool Clogs

Best Women’s Slippers for Winter

  • Size range: XS-XL
  • Colorways: Natural
  • Materials: Wool 
  • Pros: Warm
  • Cons: Minimal arch support

When the weather is cold, the best wool slippers strike the perfect balance between warm and breathable to keep your feet cozy and comfy. Parachute’s Shearling Wool Clogs are just that with their low-profile design. They’re recommended for people who tend to heat up quickly since the open design and wool offer good temperature regulation. These slip-ons come with a foam outsole and lightly padded insole but have no added arch support.

What reviewers say: “LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these! Been eyeing these for a while. So glad that I finally got them. These are such a cozy treat for your feet. Especially in the cooler months.”

Nike Burrow SE Slippers

Best Memory Foam Slippers for Women

  • Size range: 5-12
  • Colorways: Sanddrift, Black, Black/White, Arctic Orange
  • Materials: Foam, fleece-like lining
  • Pros: Functional
  • Cons: Runs small

Nike has many great walking and running shoes, but its slippers shouldn’t be overlooked. The Burrow SE shoe takes the brand’s offerings into a new cozy territory with its memory foam insole and fleece-like lining. Designed for indoor and outdoor use, the Burrow is designed using inspiration taken from outdoor gear, which is clear given the material choice and outer zipper compartment.

What reviewers say: “Love, love, love the comfort, durability and how well these slippers hold up. I wear mine all day, every day. I work from home so I spend 90% of my time at home. The only downside is they don’t recommend washing in the washer.”

Adidas Puffylette Shoes

  • Size range: 8.5-15.5
  • Colorways: White, Black
  • Materials: Nylon, synethic
  • Pros: Versatile, water-proof
  • Cons: Not fur-lined

Combining the best parts of snow bootscomfortable sneakers, and slippers, the adidas Puffylette is the ultimate footwear option that’ll have you covered any time of year. Like most of the brand’s offerings, the Puffylette is made in part with recycled materials like cutting scraps and post-consumer household waste to avoid the larger environmental impact of producing virgin content. The Puffylette also has PrimaLoft insulation for superior warmth, a combined EVA midsole and outsole for increased durability, and a water-repellent finish for functionality. Due to the Puffylette’s flat base, it won’t kill your high arches. Plus, it has plenty of grip, so you can safely take these shoes outside to walk your dog or run quick errands. For a more in-depth review of this cozy shoe, read here.

What reviewers say:These are so awesome! Comfortable and look super cool. It’s nice to be able to wear essentially sandals for quick errands or whatever in cold weather without my feet freezing like they would be with traditional sandals. That’s my favorite thing about these!”


The Different Types of Women’s Slippers

House Slippers: If you suffer from foot fatigue, then house slippers are for you. Not only do they help you invest in comfort, but also the cleanliness of your home. It’s important to note that there’s an entire world of soft, supportive slippers tailored to your tastes. From designers such as Ugg and Birkenstock to Parachute, each provides lasting relief while looking fashionable.

Shearling Slippers: Crafted with extra-cozy genuine sheep’s fur, usually in the slipper lining. (Ugg undoubtedly makes one of the most popular styles.)

Open-Toed Slippers: Treat your toes to some extra wiggle room with an open-toe option. They’re cozy and warm without making your feet sweat, but if you need extra warmth, you can always pair them with tube socks. These easy on-off shoes are ideal for warmer climates, more fashionable than functional, and available in various materials such as plush faux fur and velvet. Look to minimalist-loved labels such as Apparis and The Row for a last-minute gift for the shoe lover on your list.

Orthopedic Slippers: Orthopedic shoe brands may have a bad fashion reputation; however, the selection of stylish orthopedic shoes, such as orthopedic sandals and slippers, has expanded. Orthopedic slippers include a cushioned insole that’s often contoured for extra arch support and helps equally disperse body weight.

Camping Slippers: Comfortable and reliable footwear is a must when taking on the great outdoors. Luckily, there are campaign slippers to provide support, insulation, and protection for whatever mother nature may throw at you. They’re commonly waterproof and lightweight; however, when buying camping slippers — and any type of camping shoe —you should consider where you’ll be camping most of the time. Look to brands like The North Face and Sorel for reliable options that keep your feet dry and warm no matter the condition and terrain.

Indoor-Outdoor Slippers: The versatile indoor-outdoor slipper is best for those always on the go-to. You can wear them around the house and when rushing out to meet your friend for coffee. They feature the supple material of all cozy slippers with a sturdy, treaded sole found on outdoor slippers.

Bootie Slippers: Days that call for a movie in front of the fireplace call for slipper boots. These are usually fully lined and cover the ankle, offering ultra heat and a nonslip sole. Some feature cable knit material and chenille or faux fur as the upper for style and warmth. The bootie slipper has been all over the streets, with our favorite street-goers supporting brands like Ugg, Mou, and Isabel Marant.

Designer Slippers: Indulge in a bit of self-care by investing in a luxurious pair of slippers. The designer takes on the silhouette are expertly crafted with top-tier materials like genuine leather, plush, and suede and adorned with meticulous details like logo jacquard. Whether you opt for ones from Prada, Balenciaga, or Olivia von Halle you’ll bask in timeless designs that never go out of style.

Slipper Socks: Slipper socks are a hybrid between socks and slippers. They’re for those who prefer more support than socks since they have non-slip grippers or non-skid soles, making walking around on hard floors easier. Most have a soft, thick interior to protect feet from the cold.

What to Look For in the Best Slippers for Women

Just like your stylish loafers, most comfortable walking shoes, or your go-to winter boots, you expect your slippers to check off all the important boxes, too — and rightfully so. However, with endless options of slippers on the market today, you need to consider a few things to find your perfect match. “Slippers come in [a range of different] styles such as moccasins, slides, and thongs. Women should buy the style they prefer while choosing supportive slippers — not thin, flimsy ones,” Sutera says.

  • Fabrics: The outsole material and lining are two essential pieces to consider when finding the right slipper for you. If you want to ensure your shoe has traction, look for an option that has a thermoplastic rubber outsole. If you suffer from tingling or numbness in your feet, opt for a firm sole such as classic rubber.
  • Features: Slippers come in different fabrics and styles but have different key features. There are memory foam slippers for support and even heated slippers with electric USBs to turn up the temperature and coddle cold toes.
  • Lining: In order to pick a lining that is best for you, first consider when you will be wearing your slippers. Since you have multiple options for winter and summer sneakers, why broaden your collection of slippers for the different seasons? For example, in the winter, find slippers with a thick, fuzzy interior like sheepskin or shearling. In the summer, find shoes with a thinner layer of breathable material like cotton or terry.
  • Slippage Protection: Of course, finding slippers that are stylish and snug is a must, but it’s also imperative to look for slippers that keep our feet feeling supported and protected, especially as we age and lose balance. Fortunately, you can choose shoes that do both with a stylish pair of comfortable non-slip slippers. Non-slip slippers will reduce the risk of slipping and sliding and support arches and boost mobility.
  • Durability: A good durable pair of slippers should last you for several years. That’s why it’s important to look for ones that are made with rubber, leather, or polyurethane soles. These materials will save you money in the long run since you won’t be constantly replacing your slippers. Thus, search for rubber soles that grip the earth no matter what kind of ground you’re walking on.
  • Styles: Just like the myriad of boot styles, there are more slipper styles than you may think. They come in all different shapes and sizes to suit any mood, style, occasion, and season. Some of the most popular styles include classic slip-on, mule slippers, open-toe slippers, wide slippers, clog slippers, moccasin slippers, orthopedic slippers, sandal-style slippers, and slides.

How to Find the Most Comfortable Women’s Slippers for Different Foot Conditions

Silicon Valley-based podiatrist Najwa Javed, says that, in general, “slippers with soft uppers and solid soles are the best.” The doctor notes that you should be strategic in your slipper shopping, especially if you have one of the following common foot issues:

  • Women’s Slippers for Flat feet: If you have flat feet, supportive slippers are essential for all-day comfort. Therefore, the most important feature to look for is arch support to help prevent foot pain caused by fallen arches. “Most slippers are extremely flat and have no side-to-side support, which causes the arch to be even more unstable,” Dr. Javed explains. “Buying slippers with a heel counter, arch support, and more robust upper support are the best options [for flat feet].”
  • Women’s Slippers for Wide feet: Slippers for wide feet that balance, support, comfort, and style may be hard to come by, but if you know exactly what to look for, you’ll realize there are a ton of options on the market. “Wide feet do best with extremely soft upper materials such as suede or cloth, but avoid leathers,” she adds. It’s also important to look for slippers that are made with memory foam, which ensures there is enough room for your feet to move around.
  • Women’s Slippers for Bunions: “Bunions need slippers with forefoot support,” Dr. Javed continues. In order to reduce compression within the big toe joint and pressure on the bunion itself, “any shoe with a forefoot lift or rocker is best.” You can also look for a pair that has arch support that conforms close to the arch of the foot, is as wide or wider as the foot, and includes a deep heel cup to help stop the heel from rolling in.
  • Women’s Slippers for Plantar fasciitis: “People with this concern should avoid flat slippers at all costs,” she warns. “The flatter the slipper, the worse the pain.” Explore options that have cushioning to cradle your foot properly and plenty of room for your toes to move freely. You should avoid shoes that put a lot of pressure on your feet, such as a stiff sole or slight heel-lift.

“For those who have foot pain and who stand on hard floors for long periods of time, I would recommend a cushioned, thicker sole with arch support and a ‘heel to toe drop’ (the heel is thicker than the forefoot). A slipper with these features will cushion and absorb shock from body weight and gravity pushing down when standing,” Sutera suggests. If you’re in need of some extra arch support, on the other hand, don’t rely on insoles and padding alone. “Look for slippers that already have a built-in arch. Putting an arch, insole, or pad in a flat slipper doesn’t work as well.”

How to Clean and Care for Women’s Slippers

If you wear slippers more than any other type of shoe, your slippers could use a cleaning — probably more often than you are currently cleaning them.

However, since not all slippers are created equal, cleaning and caring for them will look different. For example, cloth fabric, suede, and leather all require their own techniques. But whether you are washing cloth slippers in a washing machine using a warm cycle or spot cleaning, you’ll be eager to clean them more often once you learn the best methods.

Machine Wash: For slippers made of cotton, terry cloth, or polyester fabrics, machine wash them with a load of similar colors and fabrics. Wash in warm water with your regular detergent on a normal cycle.

Hand Wash: If you’re worried about your slippers getting ruined in the washing machine or don’t have access to one, you can also hand wash your shoes. Make sure to put them in the sink in warm water with about one teaspoon of heavy-duty detergent. Allow them to soak for at least 30 minutes, gently squeeze soapy water out, and rinse with fresh water.

Air Dry: Whether you choose to hand or machine wash, all slippers should be air dried. This is because the high heat from drying machines can cause the soles to become distorted and any glues used in construction to dissolve. To ensure your slippers hold their shape, stuff them with paper towels or tissue paper while they air dry.

Meet the Authors

  • Taylor Jean Stephan previously held the beauty and style editor title at E! News for 5 years where she oversaw the shopping vertical and appeared as an on-air correspondent. Her writing can be found in The Zoe Report, Bustle, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Oprah, Shape, Women’s Health, and more. Stephan wrote the original version of this story.
  • Nikki Chwatt is the Style Commerce Editor for Fairchild Media Group where she writes and edits shopping stories for Footwear News and WWD. Prior to her current role, she wrote countless buyer’s guides, trend stories, and reviews on fashion and beauty products, including shoe-focused stories for women. You can find her in stylish loafers when she’s running errands around New York City on the weekend or attending showroom appointments to check out the latest footwear trends during the work week. Chwatt wrote the updated version of this story featuring the best slippers for women with trend information, new products, and additional expert information to help you find your perfect slipper.

Meet the Experts

  • Dr. Najwa Javed is a Board Certified Podiatrist and Founder of E’MAR Italy. Throughout her years of practice, she has focused on achieving an optimal state of health for her patients through mitigating foot and ankle injuries. With specialized training in foot and ankle surgery and clinical research, she integrates biomechanical stability with surgical innovation, biologic therapies, and modern science. With her brand, she is on a mission to shake up the luxury heel market with her line of supportive heels marrying high style with medical innovation, backed by her 15 years of expertise.
  • Dr. Jacquelyn Sutera is an NYC-based surgically trained doctor of podiatric medicine specializing in the prevention and treatment of foot pathology. She graduated from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Philosophy. She later attended the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, where she earned the degree of Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). She is a proud member and spokesperson for the American Podiatric Medical Association and the New York State Podiatric Medical Society.

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