Forget what you thought you knew about men’s slippers, they’re not just for your grandad but they are, in fact, a genuinely useful shoe for guys everywhere.
Whether they’re keeping your feet warm during winter, protecting your floorboards from damage (and caressing your feet in comfort at the same time), or being something quick and easy to slip on before heading outdoors in winter, slippers are a versatile shoe.
Not all slippers for men are created equal, however. Not only do you have traditional slippers you’d associate with wearing in the home, but you also have moccasins and house shoes to contend with.
Understanding the different types of men’s slippers
Slippers are a lightweight shoe that’s easy to put on and off and are intended to be worn indoors only. Usually crafted with suede or cotton, most slippers feature extremely soft and plushy insoles and can come in different styles such as booties, scuff, clog, sock, etc.
You will also find some slippers with extra tough rubber soles that make them perfect for wearing outside when you just need a quick pair of shoes to take out the trash or grab something from the car. People living in areas that receive heavy snowfall will benefit most from these.
You may find retailers advertising their slippers as moccasins when in actual fact they’re not. Moccasins can be defined as being a heelless shoe made of soft leather which sees the sole being wrapped upwards and being attached to a U-shaped piece of leather that sits on top of the foot. Some slippers may adopt a similar look, but if they’re not made of leather, they can’t be called moccasins.
House shoes are shoes designed to be worn indoors only, as they keep your floors clean and your feet warm. House shoes differ from slippers though because they can come in proper footwear styles; think sneakers and boots, and provide more support to your feet than traditional slippers do.
We’ve rounded up a selection of the very best slippers (including moccasins and house shoes) available right now, encompassing a variety of brands and budgets. Your feet will thank you later.
Price: From $105
Material: Superfine ZQ Merino wool
New Zealand-based Allbirds is a master of comfort. All of its shoes are made from incredibly soft wool (sustainably sourced of course) lending the brand to be the ideal producer of slippers. The Allbirds Wool Loungers can be worn inside and outside, thanks to a durable sole and a midsole that’s made from Brazilian sugarcane that provides a good dose of bounce.
Price: From $20
Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo has an extensive range of all the menswear essentials, from t-shirts to shorts to jeans to belts and even slippers. Uniqlo’s slippers include open-toe and closed-toe varieties, both of which provide ample warmth and quality. All pairs are easy to slide into thanks to a lack of heel pieces, making them perfect to keep beside your bed.
Price: From $32
Material: 100% Textile
For simple, affordable basics, you can’t do much better than ASOS. The British online clothing retailer has what is easily one of the largest ranges of clothing, footwear and accessories out there, so if there’s something you know you want, there’s a very high chance ASOS will have it.
These ASOS Design moccasin slippers have a faux-fur lining and closely mimic the traditional moccasin style. Easy to slip on and extremely comfortable, they’ll serve you well during cold evenings.
Marks & Spencer
Price: From $22
British retailer Marks & Spencer is well-associated with quality and comfort, providing clothing that is of a higher-than-you-would-expect quality from a high street department store, and for prices that are easily affordable. The company’s slippers range is pretty generous, with pairs ranging in style from heelless to boots, to leather slip ons and moccasins.
Price: From $125
Material: Wool fabric
In 1975 Camper set up shop on the Balearic island of Mallorca off the east coast of Spain. They have since gone on to create a range of unique collections that exude inimitable Spanish style, highlighted by their fantastic Wabi slippers. These cosy, cushioned slippers are some of the most comfortable slippers available especially because they have been specifically made for total comfort when in and around the house.
Price: From $85
Material: Suede, wool, polyester
American brand Sorel was originally founded in 1962 as a specialist for winter sport and work boots. It has since been taken over by Columbia and continues to serve those who have a love for the great outdoors. The brand’s slippers not only keep your feet incredibly warm, but the thick rubber sole provides plenty of traction to save you from slipping on the driveway.
The North Face
Price: From $59
Material: Recycled P.E.T. ripstop
Outdoor specialist The North Face is another brand that knows keen mountaineers, boardriders and hikers want something soft and supple to slip their feet into after a long, arduous day outside. Which makes the Thermoball Eco Traction Mule V slippers the perfect pair. ThermoBall thermal insulation ensures your feet are kept as warm as possible, while a rubber sole allows for improved traction and a water-resistant outer layer means you can happily wade through snow without needing to worry about your feet getting cold or wet.
Baabuk is a Swiss brand that uses wool to make its slippers. Handcrafted in Nepal using traditional methods using wool sourced from New Zealand, Baabuk’s slippers collection is inspired by traditional Russian felted footwear that keeps feet comfortable and warm, even in sub-zero temperatures.
Price: From $90
Think soft, fur-lined footwear and you’ll likely think of UGG. The American brand, which also found a particularly loving home in Australia, is synonymous with comfortable footwear, so it’s no surprise to learn they also make dedicated slippers.
This slip-on pair bears the iconic tan colourway with contrasting cream fur lining. Essentially an extension of socks for your feet, these UGG slippers are only suitable for wearing indoors, and with their luxuriously soft lining, you’ll never want to take them off.
Price: From $55
If you’re looking for a comfortable and more affordable pair of moccasins for any occasion, look no further than Minnetonka. Created in 1946 this iconic US brand shot to fame during the summer of love, becoming the hippies’ footwear of choice. They now have an amazing range of slippers and moccasins designed for both home and social environments – made from soft suedes and leathers.
With an ethos based around well-being at home, many of you might not associate Tempur Pedic with footwear. However, their range of slippers is practical, aesthetically pleasing and above all stylish. Their Men’s Fabric Clog, in particular, is wonderfully simplistic with a minimalist design – easy to slide on and off, perfectly snug and comfortable for those evenings around the house.
Price: From $130
Material: Natural wool
This Danish brand has been producing footwear made from natural Gotland Wool since 1993. What started as a family hobby has turned into one of Scandinavia’s most recognised slip-ons, ideal for around the home. Their quality, clog-like designs are made to keep you warm, by those who know a thing or two about colder climates.
Price: From $98
Material: Wool/synthetic blend
Grey’s range of footwear is made up of slip-ons, slides, and boots that are all essentially slippers. Crafted from premium leather or temperature-regulating wool, Grey’s slippers are ever so soft and comfortable with or without socks and feature a reinforced leather pull tab to easily put them on or off. They also feature a stub-proof toe box to keep your toes safe, have grippy rubber outsoles, and modern silhouettes, meaning these slippers aren’t restricted to be worn only at home. Talk about all-day comfort.
Price: From $52
Material: Cloud Cushion™
Acorn, famous for creating the Original Slipper Sock, have a huge range of slippers in different styles. They have traditional wool scuff slippers, leather moccasins, sheepskin slipper boots, and of course, the Slipper Sock. Any Acorn slipper will keep your feet feeling comfy while you lounge about at home.
Price: From $59
Founded in 1912, L.L. Bean is a leading manufacturer of quality outdoor gear and apparel, but they also have a large range of clothes and footwear for indoor use. L.L. Bean has a huge range of slippers and moccasins all crafted with premium leather. Available in a variety of cuts and colours, L.L. Bean’s slippers and moccasins are the perfect shoes to wear at home.
Price: From $70
Material: Australian Merino sheepskin
For nearly 50 years, Overland, a family-run business has offered superbly crafted outerwear, clothing, and home accents inspired by the American West. You can kick back in the relaxed comfort of sheepskin, thanks to Overland. Their slippers are made with premium sheepskin and feature memory foam midsoles & double-faced construction. They have classic moccasins, scuff slippers, boots, easygoing soft-soled styles, and everything in between.
Price: From $110
Renowned podiatrist, Phillip Vasyli had a genuine passion for making orthotic treatment more affordable and accessible to people in need of pain relief, which is why Vionic was founded; to create stylish footwear with essential stability and addictive support. Their range of classic slippers and moccasins are crafted from premium materials, give plush comfort and arch support, and will protect your feet from your home’s hard, flat floors.
Price: From $60
Founded in 1964, SeaVees is renowned for their casual footwear. SeaVees have a large range of house shoes made from premium suede and featuring their exclusive cooling system; perforations for breathability and cooling airflow channels for extra cool comfort. Available in many colours and prints, SeaVees’ house shoes will protect both your feet and your floors.
Price: From $100
Material: Wool felt
Famous for their slides, Birkenstock also makes extremely stylish and comfortable clog slippers. Available in a variety of colours and upper materials, Birkenstock’s slippers can be worn year-round thanks to durable upper materials that protect the foot from cooler temperatures, and an open heel that provides extra ventilation during warm summer months. Featuring Birkenstock’s signature footbed technology, these are some of the nicer slippers available and will keep your feet supported at home.
Price: From $125
Material: Waffle knit made from partially recycled bamboo
Californian brand Lusso Cloud, founded in 2019, engineers soft, supportive footwear so you can experience “comfort nirvana” wherever you go. The brand actually was first launched after being inspired by Justin Bieber wearing hotel slippers out and about in New York, which is why Lusso Cloud’s shoe range is reminiscent of a humble pair of slippers.
Extremely casual in style, Lusso Cloud’s slippers and house shoes all feature a waffle knit upper and a soft Triple Stacked memory foam EVA footbed which will provide support and make you feel like you’re walking on air. Lusso Cloud has a few styles and colours on offer, but no matter what you choose you’ll have a cool yet comfy house shoe perfect for days lounging around at home.