18 Pairs of Slippers Perfect for Gifting to the Woman in Your Life (2024)

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Whether you are looking for slippers with faux fur lining, arch support, or a fun design, your perfect pair is out there, and we’re here to help you find it.With Valentine’s Day coming, we think slippers are a great cozy present for a woman you love.

We purchased 46 pairs of slippers to try out in our own homes. We incorporated these slippers into our daily routines, working from home, performing housework, running outside to grab the mail, and more for up to three months, evaluating comfort, style, quality, and value to find an excellent pair for every slipper wearer.

Jackie Sutera, DPM, a New York-based podiatrist and member of the Vionic Innovation Lab, says support is key. "The feet are naturally arched (for most people), and as we age, most people would benefit from additional padding from shoes and slippers. Look for slippers with arch support, cushion, and shock absorption.”

Support is especially important for standing on your feet all day cleaning or performing chores. Those who prefer a pair of slippers to lounge in for extra warmth may be okay with a less supportive option.

In This Article

  • Our Picks

  • How We Tested

  • What to Look For

  • FAQ

  • Why Trust The Spruce

Best Overall

Ugg Tasman Slipper

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Our Ratings

  • Design

    4/5

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Comfort

    4.5/5

  • Durability

    5/5

  • Value

    4/5

What We Like

  • Can be indoors and outdoors

  • Stylish enough to wear as real shoes

  • Warm and plush fur

What We Don't Like

  • Break-in period

Fur slippers offer optimal warmth and comfort, making them perfect for cold winter nights. For especially brisk evenings, slip on the Ugg Tasman Slippers for an immediate hug from cozy fur. A mix between a clog and a loafer, we found that the Tasman Slippers may feel a bit tight at first because of the thick layer of sheepskin inside. As with all fur-lined Uggs, the fur will eventually flatten and mold to your foot for the perfect fit. However, this can also make these slippers a bit difficult to slide on the first few times. They can also be difficult to clean because of the suede upper, but the immediate comfort and stylish design earn them our best overall spot.

You’ll have to use your hands to achieve that snug fit. This guarantees that the slippers won’t slip off your feet, and the rubber sole provides proper traction on all surfaces. After a few wears, they become much easier to slide on and off and provide comfort for hours even on days when you are constantly on your feet. Because of the thick rubber soles, they feel more like traditional shoes than slippers, which is great for busy days at home or short ventures outside. We love the stylish design, including the brand's signature 'Tasman braid', that can definitely complement any fall or winter outfits, especially with fun colors available like baby pink and cherry red.

Upper Material: Suede | Lining Material: Sheepskin, wool | Outsole Material: Rubber | Care Instructions: Spot clean

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Best Budget

IKEA Tasjon Slippers

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What We Like

  • Made with recycled materials

  • Soft polyester footbed

  • Great for travel

What We Don't Like

  • Only two sizes

  • Dirty easily

If you’re on a tight budget but still want an easy slip-on shoe to wear around the house, Ikea has you covered. The Tasjon slippers are less than $5, come in two neutral colors (gray and white), and are made from 90 percent recycled polyester. Similar to the slippers you would receive at a spa, the plush insole keeps your feet warm but not sweaty, while the rubber sole provides ample traction on all surfaces, even outdoors.

While we did not test these slippers personally, we were impressed by the low price point, spa-like design, and plush lining. We love the idea of buying a few pairs of these slippers to travel with or keep in a guest room. They seem flexible and easy to pack away. However, the light colors do get dirty easily, and we can’t guarantee they will last for years. Plus, they are only available in two sizes, which is limiting. Still, for such a low price, they are great if you’re in a pinch or are preparing to have many house guests.

Upper Material: Polyester | Lining Material: Polyester | Outsole Material: Rubber | Care Instructions: Not Listed

Best Clog

Birkenstock Zermatt Shearling Clog Slipper

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Our Ratings

  • Design

    4.8/5

  • Quality

    4.8/5

  • Comfort

    5/5

  • Durability

    4.5/5

  • Value

    4/5

What We Like

  • Easy to slip on and off

  • Warm without overheating

  • Suitable for outdoor use

What We Don't Like

  • Lining mats over time

Clogs offer ample support and are easy to slip on and off. We tested these Birkenstocks which have the brand's iconic cork-latex footbed for three months. These slippers are a great option for indoor and outdoor use. They also offer a bit more support than a traditional slipper, which we love because of the molding on the heel and the thick cork sole. With a shearling lining, they kept our feet warm during the winter but never felt uncomfortable or sweaty. We found that they feel exactly like the traditional Birkenstock clogs, with an added layer of warmth.

The hard sole can take a few days to get used to, but the durability and warmth of this choice make it worth the buy. After three months of daily wear, the lining has matted and worn down by the heel, which is to be expected with constant use. Still, they feel just as comfortable and warm as the first time we wore them.

Upper Material: Wool | Lining Material: Suede leather | Outsole Material: EVA | Care Instructions: Not Listed

What We Like

  • Warm yet breathable

  • Not heavy

  • Extremely comfortable

  • Stylish design and many colors

What We Don't Like

  • Cannot wash easily

Unsurprisingly, Ugg makes some of our favorite slippers, including this classic slip-on style, the Scuff Sis Slipper. We tested these slippers for four weeks and were blown away by how comfortable they were and how well they fit. As with all Uggs, they may feel a bit snug at first, however, as you wear them, the fur mats down and contours to your foot for a perfect fit. Other Uggs tend to feel heavy, but we found these to be rather lightweight, causing us to forget we even had them on.

The thick fur lining and rubber sole provided plenty of support and traction when walking on hardwood, tile, carpet, and even concrete. We found them to be extremely comfortable, despite not having dedicated arch support. We wore them for about 4 hours a day and had no complaints. The combination of the plush fur and open back makes these equally warm and breathable. While you definitely can wear socks, we did not wear any when testing these and found the cozy slippers warmed us up in a half hour or so. These stylish slippers are available in classic brown and black, or bright pink and purple—something to appeal to everyone.

Upper Material: Suede | Lining Material: Sheepskin, sheep fur | Outsole Material: Rubber | Care Instructions: Not Listed

Best for Teens

UGG Fluff Yeah Sandal

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Our Ratings

  • Design

    4.2/5

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Comfort

    4/5

  • Durability

    5/5

  • Value

    3/5

What We Like

  • Trendy designs and colors

  • Warm but breathable

  • Optional strap for a snug fit

What We Don't Like

  • No specific arch support

Buying for a picky teen? These trendy and comfortable slipper slides from Ugg are perfect for any occasion. Some slippers are strictly for the indoors, but these Uggs are stylish and can be worn outside as well. The sandal-slipper hybrid is made of shearling and has a one-inch platform. But don't worry about the added height, the outsole is lightweight and not clunky. The shearling fabric comes in many colors, so there's something for all styles and preferences. The open-toed design combined with the warm fur makes for a breathable shoe that can easily be warmer with a pair of socks.

Also, though these are slingbacks, there's a convenient elastic strap that fits snugly behind your heel but doesn’t irritate the skin. This is great if you have a slightly narrow foot, are in between sizes, or are on the go. There is no need to worry about the shoes slipping off as you walk. Ugg has notoriously high-quality slippers, but these don’t offer the same arch support as a more adult-friendly model like the Tasman slipper, making them perfect for younger kiddos. They are also available in kids’ and toddler sizes.

Upper Material: Sheepskin | Lining Material: Sheepskin | Outsole Material: Rubber | Care Instructions: Not Listed

Best Arch Support

Vionic Gemma Mule Slippers

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Our Ratings

  • Design

    5/5

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Comfort

    5/5

  • Durability

    4/5

  • Value

    4.7/5

What We Like

  • Shock-absorbing sole

  • Supremely comfortable

  • Resistant to odors

What We Don't Like

  • Not washable

Sometimes, the only thing standing between you and pain-free feet is proper arch support. For ample support from a trusted brand, we love the Vionic Gemma slippers. In addition to cushioned orthotic terrycloth footbeds, they're also treated to resist food odors over time.

A velcro strap on the side makes these slippers adjustable so they fit your foot perfectly. After adjusting once, we slipped them on and they stayed put for the whole day. The strap is also a great option for pregnant women whose shoe size may fluctuate. We found these comfortably warm, even with an open back, but on super cold nights (below 50 degrees Fahrenheit), we recommend adding a pair of socks. Our only complaint is that they can’t be washed in the washing machine and the light-colored terrycloth might stain easily.

Upper Material: Terrycloth | Lining Material: Polyester terrycloth | Outsole Material: Rubber | Care Instructions: Spot clean

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Best for Sweaty Feet

Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Slipper

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Our Ratings

  • Design

    3.5/5

  • Quality

    4/5

  • Comfort

    3/5

  • Durability

    4/5

  • Value

    3.5/5

What We Like

  • Sleek, spa-like look

  • Not overly warm

  • Easy to wash

What We Don't Like

  • Can slip off easily

If you love a cozy slipper on a cold night but always find yourself sweaty after a few hours, these slippers we tested are for you. The material is 100 percent Turkish cotton, which is similar to a towel, so it will absorb your feet’s moisture making them ideal for stepping out of the shower. We found that these never felt sweaty or uncomfortable, but we would reach for another slipper on particularly chilly winter days.

Parachute recommends washing these slippers with towels, and we found this hack works excellently. The slippers came out of the wash looking and smelling fresh. The slip-on style mimics slippers you may find at a spa, which brings some spa-like luxury into your daily routine. One thing to note is that the sizing does not go by shoe sizes. Each size spans a few traditional shoe sizes, so you may end up getting a pair that is slightly too big. While we love the sleek look, absorbent nature, and easy washing instructions, we did find that they slipped a lot during the day. They’re also not exceptionally supportive—another reason they are best for working from home or lounging.

Upper Material: Turkish cotton | Lining Material: Turkish cotton | Outsole Material: Rubber | Care Instructions: Machine washable

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Best Adjustable

Vionic Relax Slippers

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Our Ratings

  • Design

    5/5

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Comfort

    5/5

  • Durability

    5/5

  • Value

    4.5/5

What We Like

  • Impeccable arch support

  • Adjustable upper

  • Soft-to-the-touch terrycloth

What We Don't Like

  • Not very warm

The most supportive slippers we tested, the Vionic Relax Slippers, triumph in their adjustable design that makes it easy to get a perfect fit each time. The open-toed design is not the warmest, but the terrycloth sole and upper provide soft comfort that is suitable for year-round use. In the winter, we recommend adding a pair of warm socks and because the upper adjusts with a velcro enclosure, you can put on thick, furry ones with ease.

Vionic’s iconic orthotic footbed felt like walking on a thick, plush carpet with every step. We were stunned by the impressive arch support that was hard to find in other slippers we tested. The midsole and outsole keep your feet supported without pain even when walking for hours, performing chores, or cooking dinner. The adjustability is also a game-changer for pregnant women whose foot size may fluctuate over time.

Upper Material: Terrycloth | Lining Material: Terrycloth | Outsole Material: Thermoplastic rubber | Care Instructions: Spot clean

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Best Indoor/ Outdoor

UGG Ultra Mini Classic Boot

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Our Ratings

  • Design

    3/5

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Comfort

    5/5

  • Durability

    5/5

  • Value

    4/5

What We Like

  • Comfortable for prolonged walking

  • Super stylish

  • Warm without being sweaty

What We Don't Like

  • Difficult to put on with high arches

When paying a high price for name-brand slippers, finding an option that looks stylish and can be worn both indoors and outdoors is key. The beloved Ultra Mini Fashion Boots from Ugg are that perfect combination. These boots take the classic Ugg silhouette and make it mini. For indoor use, the slipper envelops your whole foot in warm fur. We recommend you add a pair of chic socks and wear with your fall and winter wardrobes.

Our biggest gripe with these slippers is that they are very difficult to get on the first few times you wear them, especially if you have very high arches. Similar to the other Ugg slippers we tested, there is a bit of a break-in period as you wait for the fur to mat and mold to your foot. Once they are on, these slippers are incredibly comfortable. We walked for a full day throughout New York City without an issue.

To keep them in tip-top shape, we recommend spraying them with a protective spray, especially in the case of inclement weather (Ugg makes their own). The rubber bottom provides ample support for carpet, hardwood, and city streets. They also keep your feet warm without feeling sweaty, but we wouldn’t wear them during the spring or summer (though we wish we could because they are so stylish and match almost every outfit).

Upper Material: Suede | Lining Material: Sheepskin | Outsole Material: Rubber | Care Instructions: Spot clean

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Best Shearling

Fireside by Dearfoams Shelly Beach Shearling Scuff Slipper

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Our Ratings

  • Design

    4/5

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Comfort

    5/5

  • Durability

    4/5

  • Value

    3.5/5

What We Like

  • Adorable design and colors

  • Stay on your feet as you walk

  • Supportive without being heavy

What We Don't Like

  • Feel snug at first

  • Difficult to clean

Shearling is a super soft choice for slippers, plus it gives that classic fuzzy slipper look that we know and love. These tester-approved slippers from Dearfoams come in many adorable colors. The classic slide-on design envelops the front of your foot in plush fur while leaving the back open to regulate your temperature throughout the day.

There is a slight break-in period with the slippers. We found that they initially felt a bit snug due to the plush fur. While this will eventually loosen over time, the snugness does ensure the slippers don’t fall off your feet as you walk, which can be an issue with this style. These slippers have a rubber sole, not quite as thick and supportive as Ugg alternatives, but they still provide ample support for simple tasks and chores around the house. The lining feels cushioned as you walk, and they don’t feel overly heavy, which we love, but we do anticipate them being difficult to clean. To combat this, we recommend opting for a darker color that won’t attract dirt.

Upper Material: Shearling | Lining Material: Shearling | Outsole Material: EVA | Care Instructions: Spot clean

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Best Moccasin

Minnetonka Cally Faux Fur Slipper

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Our Ratings

  • Design

    4.5/5

  • Quality

    4/5

  • Comfort

    4/5

  • Durability

    3.5/5

  • Value

    4/5

What We Like

  • Can wear on couch or bed

  • Don’t slip off your feet

  • Classic design

What We Don't Like

  • Not very supportive

Moccasins are a great house shoe option because they don’t have a hard sole and keep your feet warm and snug during the snowy season. A leader in the moccasins market, Minnetonka combines comfort and function with the Cally Faux Fur Slippers we loved during testing. The classic suede design looks sleek and sophisticated but also comes in fun patterns and colors to elevate any work-from-home outfit. We found that they can feel a bit tight when you first put them on, but the break-in period occurs almost instantly as the fur molds to your feet. The snugness also keeps the slippers from falling off as you walk, which we love as opposed to a classic slide style.

As with all moccasins, these are not exceptionally supportive and feel a bit thin on the bottom, but they do have a rubber sole in case you need to run outside. The warm hug these provide mimics a slipper sock more than a hard-bottom option. Because of that, we found we were comfortable wearing these while lounging on a couch or bed, which we can’t say with other, more shoe-like picks.

Upper Material: Suede leather | Lining Material: Pile | Outsole Material: Rubber | Care Instructions: Not Listed

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Best Memory Foam

RockDove Original Memory Foam Slipper

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Our Ratings

  • Design

    5/5

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Comfort

    4.5/5

  • Durability

    5/5

  • Value

    5/5

What We Like

  • Great warmth level

  • Memory foam cushioning

  • Machine washable

What We Don't Like

  • Not very supportive

Sometimes furry slippers can lead to sweaty feet and dirty shoes with no way to get clean. Enter memory foam slippers from RockDove. When sliding these on, we could instantly feel the memory foam waiting to cushion our feet. The malleable material made these the easiest to slip on and off, which is great for busy parents constantly on the go. While they keep their shape impeccably, you could easily compress this pair for easy storage in a suitcase or closet.

While the plush memory foam feels great as you walk, these don’t have the support of a thick rubber sole, which we definitely noticed, so these are best for a homebody who wants a bit more support than bare feet. We would not recommend wearing these outdoors, but if that happens, you’ll be happy to know that these are easily machine-washable. They also offer a lot of warmth without making you feel uncomfortable. The cushioned design also allows for any thickness of socks to be worn.

Upper Material: Waffle knit | Lining Material: Memory foam | Outsole Material: Rubber | Care Instructions: Machine washable

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Best Warm

L.L. Bean Wicked Good Moccasins

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Our Ratings

  • Design

    4/5

  • Quality

    4/5

  • Comfort

    5/5

  • Durability

    4/5

  • Value

    4/5

What We Like

  • Very warm without overheating

  • Classic design elevated with fur

  • Great traction

What We Don't Like

  • Awkward sizing

We tested the men’s version of the Wicked Good Moccasins from L.L. Bean and they live up to their name. With thick fur on the inside and outside of the slipper, these moccasins are an excellent choice for cold climates or friends who always complain about their feet being chilly. The classic moccasin design comes with a lamb fur opening waiting for your feet to slide in for a warm feel that is not uncomfortable.

There was no break-in period; they were effortless to slip on and off immediately out of the box. One thing to note is that we found them a bit wide, so they’re an awesome option for wide feet. Otherwise, consider sizing down so they stay snug on your foot as you move. Plus, the fur will naturally mat over time, so don’t worry if they feel a bit tight at first.

Upper Material: Sheepskin | Lining Material: Shearling-covered EVA memory foam | Outsole Material: Rubber | Care Instructions: Not Listed

Best Open-Toe

Bronax Pillow Slippers

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Our Ratings

  • Design

    5/5

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Comfort

    5/5

  • Durability

    3.5/5

  • Value

    4.5/5

What We Like

  • Breathable material

  • Tons of cushioning

  • Easy to slide on and off

What We Don't Like

  • Not warm at all

If you live in a warm place and just want a shoe to wear around the house, opt for an open-toed slipper like these pillow slides. As the name suggests, these have a ton of cushioning, which we found can make you feel a bit unbalanced at first. Once you get used to the height, you’ll find a bounce in your step as you walk.

The slide design is convenient for walking both indoors and outdoors, and they have ample traction on all surfaces. These TikTok-viral slippers come in tons of funky colors and are less expensive than the many options we tried. However, don’t expect these to be warm. If you want to bee cozy and warm, you can always add a pair of cozy socks for the best of both worlds.

Upper Material: Ethylene vinyl acetate | Lining Material: Ethylene vinyl acetate | Outsole Material: Ethylene vinyl acetate | Care Instructions: Spot clean

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Best Slip-On

Naot Unwind Quilted Slipper Women

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What We Like

  • Incredibly soft fleece

  • Warm but breathable

  • Can be worn year-round

  • No signs of wear and tear after months

What We Don't Like

  • Difficult to clean

For ultimate convenience, choose a slip-on quilted slipper from Naot. We tested these for months during the summer and winter and felt equally comfortable in all seasons. The open back keeps them breathable in the summer, and there is plenty of room to add a pair of socks in the winter. The memory foam footbed was comfortable when we walked around the house for hours and the fleece upper kept our feet warm.

The quilted design adds style to these slippers and also makes them feel softer to the touch than other suede or fur-lined options like Ugg Tasman Slippers or the L.L. Bean Wicked Good Moccasins. After months of testing, they look and feel as good as new, but we aren’t confident they would be easy to clean. Still, we love the support these offer. They might feel a bit heavy at first, but we found they were lightweight and comfortable for day-long wear and did not easily slip off our feet.

Upper Material: Soft pile, woven polyester | Lining Material: Memory foam | Outsole Material: Polyurethane | Care Instructions: Not Listed

Best Fashion Slipper

BIRDIES Phoebe Faux Fur Mule

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What We Like

  • Attractive design

  • Vegan-friendly

  • Cozy faux-fur

  • Monogrammable

What We Don't Like

  • Small heel may be uncomfortable

If none of the slippers so far spoke to your fashion sense, we got you covered. Don’t sacrifice style with your next slipper purchase with the Birdie Phoebe Faux Fur Mule. Crafted with sophisticated vegan velvet, the attractive house shoes are lined with faux fur for a traditional cozy slipper feel. Because they have an open back, we expect they won’t be exceptionally warm (especially when worn outdoors), but you can also add a pair of cute socks for a winter look.

Birdie’s shoes have a 7-layer footbed for optimal comfort, but be aware that these do come with a small 15 mm heel. This is rather small compared to other brands like Birkenstock which have a 26 mm heel and the Bronax Pillow slides, which have the highest heel of 1.7 inches. Thus, we found these may be better for a “shoe that feels like a slipper” rather than the other way around. They come in black or cream, so you can guarantee they’ll match everything, and for a bit more money you can add a monogram, which is a great option for a personalized gift.

Upper Material: Vegan velvet | Lining Material: Faux fur | Outsole Material: Rubber | Care Instructions: Not Listed

Best Wool

Allbirds Wool Dwellers

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Our Ratings

  • Design

    5/5

  • Quality

    5/5

  • Comfort

    5/5

  • Durability

    5/5

  • Value

    4.8/5

What We Like

  • Cushioned sole

  • Sustainable materials

  • Warm, breathable wool

What We Don't Like

  • Sole wears down over time

Allbirds’ commitment to comfort and sustainability comes through in the brand’s signature slipper, the Wool Dwellers. We found that the upper, made from recycled wool scraps, felt cozy without making our feet sweat. What’s more, the cushioned insole feels like walking on a plush carpet. The slip-on design is undeniably convenient, and we found ourselves reaching for these again and again throughout the day.

The sole is made from sustainable FSC-certified natural rubber, so you won’t slip on any surface, and you could wear them outdoors as well. We tested these over the course of four months and found that over time, the soles wore down quite a bit, leading to discoloration, especially near the heel. The polyester lining felt less and less soft as you wore them, but the upper remained clean and attractive. If they do get dirty you can easily wash them in the washing machine, which we love for any slipper.

Upper Material: Recycled wool scraps | Lining Material: Recycled polyester | FSC-certified natural rubber | Care Instructions: Machine washable

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Final Verdict

We loved the stylish design of the UGG Tasman Slipper, earning them our best overall spot. The comfortable fur molds to your foot while still feeling breathable, and we love that they can be worn both indoors and outdoors. To keep your feet warmer in the winter, opt for a shearling option like the Dearfoams Shelly Beach Genuine Shearling Scuff Slippers, which have a rubber outer sole for ultimate durability.

How We Tested the Slippers

We researched hundreds of popular slipper options from top brands and chose 46 pairs to test in our own homes. We wore these slippers consistently for up to three months, incorporating them into our daily routines consisting of long days working from home, taking quick trips outside, as well as cooking and cleaning. After weeks of wear, we evaluated each pair on its comfort, design, quality, durability, warmth, and overall value. We then combined this testing data with our own research and compiled a list of our favorite slippers for every type of slipper wearer.

What to Look for in Slippers for Women

Comfort

Finding a quality pair of slippers that offer much-needed support, are made of durable materials, are easy to clean, and hopefully have some style points can be tricky. This is especially true for anyone who might have foot pain or soreness. Slippers are a great alternative to walking barefoot, which can cause "pain and inflammation over time due to a lack of support and a slow atrophy of the fat pads on the bottom of the feet. While walking around barefoot may seem natural, overdoing it, especially on hard surfaces, can actually put your feet at risk for injury and pain," according to Jackie Sutera, DPM, a New York-based podiatrist and member of the Vionic Innovation Lab.

"A thicker sole will help distribute the pressure of weight across the foot. Without the proper support and cushioning, the lack of shock absorption and distribution of pressure and weight can lead to foot problems like plantar fasciitis and tendonitis," says Dr. Sutera. For an ultra-supportive pair, we love the Vionic Women’s Gemma Mule Slippers, our best arch support pick, which have ample arch support compared to other slippers we tested. For a thick sole, you can’t go wrong with Ugg slippers, like our favorite fur pair, the Ugg Scuff Sis Slippers, which were also extremely comfortable during testing.

Material

Materials like cotton, wool, and suede are quite durable. They tend to hold up well with time. For example, our best clogs, the wool Birkenstock Zermatt Slippers held up beautifully after three months of use.

On the other hand, some shearling or faux fur options can look matted or show wear after months of use. We found this with our favorite moccasins, the Minnetonka Women’s Cally Faux Fur Slipper, which mats and molds to your foot over time. However, this rarely affects the comfort of the shoe. Also, a quality rubber sole, seen on many Ugg slippers and our best wool option, Allbirds Wool Dwellers, is a way to ensure great traction and that your feet stay firmly planted on the ground.

No matter the material, all slippers will begin to wear down over time. Therefore, "Slippers, just like shoes, should be monitored regularly for signs of wear," Dr. Sutera shares. "Slippers should be replaced usually at the year mark, or even sooner if the slippers are worn out. Turn the slippers over to examine the soles and also do my ‘tabletop test’ by looking at them at eye level on a flat surface such as a tabletop. If they are uneven, worn, or deformed- they must be replaced." This ensures your slippers actually provide the support they are meant to provide throughout their lifespan.

Style

While style (colors, prints, material, etc.) can be a matter of preference, some people who need more foot support or who have narrow feet might prefer a slipper with a back like a moccasin or even a boot like our best indoor/outdoor option, the Ugg Women's Classic Ultra Mini Fashion Boot. A shoe with no back, like our best slip-on pick, the Naot Unwind Slipper, is a more traditional choice for slipping into on the go. They are conveniently easy to slip into, but they might also be too easy to slip out of for narrow feet or if you wear them outdoors.

When it comes to style, there are also many slipper options that are attractive enough to wear outdoors, like our favorite fashion slipper, the Birdies Phoebe Faux Fur Mule. Fashionable slippers like this pair with rubber soles often come at a higher price, but because they can be worn indoors and out, they increase their wear-time, therefore justifying a higher spend.

When it comes to shopping for women, it may also be important to opt for an adjustable option that can accommodate various foot sizes. Especially during pregnancy, your feet can fluctuate in size, so our favorite adjustable pick, the Vionic Relax Slippers, may be the best option.

FAQ

  • Can you machine wash slippers?

    Yes and no, depending on the material. Basic cotton or wool slippers are easy to throw in the washing machine, usually on a cold cycle and allowing them to air dry. Most other materials need to be spot cleaned. "If they are fuzzy or fabric and you wear them without socks, they may start to have an odor," says Dr. Sutera. She suggests regular cleaning and replacing when the soles start to show signs of wear, which is usually within a year.

  • What size slippers should you buy?

    The general rule is to purchase slippers in your normal shoe size. However, some brands don't offer half sizes or the fit runs large or small. Check the manufacturer's size chart and read through any customer reviews to get a general consensus if the fit runs true to size.

Why Trust The Spruce?

This roundup was written by Julia Fields, an associate editor for The Spruce, covering all things surrounding toys, gifts, and the holidays. She's also covered similar topics in other roles, including toy reviews, product roundups, crafts, and more. For this story, she personally tested 13 pairs of slippers for up to 3 months, evaluating each one on comfort, durability, quality, warmth, and overall value. She also used other testing insights and her own research to choose 18 favorites for every woman and every need. She also enjoyed revisiting the Minnetonka Women’s Cally Faux Fur Slipper, which she owned and wore to the ground in middle school.

Our Experts:

  • Jackie Sutera, DPM, a New York City-based podiatrist and member of the Vionic Innovation Lab
  • Joe Morales, senior commerce editor and product tester

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