We spend a lot of time choosing the perfect pair of running shoes or stylish heels, however, it is easy to overlook the importance of what we have on our feet while indoors. As we spend a lot of time at home it is important to consider the positive impact slippers can have on your foot health. Slippers provide support and cushioning your feet need, reducing the risk of various foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, arch pain, and joint issues.
The Importance of Indoor Footwear
Consider your flooring. Different flooring surfaces demand different features in your indoor footwear. Opt for slippers with a thicker outsole for hardwood, tile, or concrete surfaces, providing the necessary cushioning. For smooth or slick surfaces, look for slippers which offer good grip and traction to prevent slips and falls.
Temperature Matters. The temperature inside your home is an important factor when selecting the right pair of slippers. Plush, insulated slippers that offer warmth and coziness are perfect for colder seasons. For warmer weather opt for breathable, natural materials to keep your feet cool and comfortable. Boiled wool slippers, a natural material, are great all-season options as they regulate temperature, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter.
Support is Key. Indoor footwear should provide adequate support for your feet, just like outdoor shoes. Consider slippers with arch support to promote proper foot alignment and reduce risk of discomfort or pain. Some slippers even accommodate orthotics, ensuring you have the support you need.
Specialized Slippers for Unique Needs
Diabetic Feet. For those with diabetes or neurological conditions, wearing appropriate footwear is crucial. Look for slippers designed with a wide and deep fit, sturdy soles, little or no seams and adjustable closures, providing the support and protection needed for sensitive feet.
Top Slipper PicksCrafted with 100% boiled wool uppers, anatomically correct cork-latex footbed, and a non-skid rubber outsole, these slippers offer fantastic support. These are great for wearing year-round as the natural wool is temperature regulating, keeping you cool in the supper and warm in the winter. During winter you can add a pair of socks for extra warmth. With their rubber outsole you can pop outside to grab the mail, BBQ on the deck – some even where these out as their easy-on everyday shoes.
Unisex Sizes: 35-48
This terrycloth slipper is designed by podiatrists and features contoured arch support, a deep heel cup, and an adjustable Velcro strap for a customized fit. These slippers are an Oprah’s top-rated choice as they provide relief for those with plantar fasciitis or flat feet with their built-in arch support and a foam footbed for cushioning.
Sizes: 5-12, medium width
These tried-and-true machine washable slippers have been a part of our slipper lineup for over a decade!T hey combine comfort and durability, featuring a soft textile upper, antimicrobial lining, memory foam footbed, and flexible rubber outsole
Women's Sizes: 5-12 medium-wide widths
Men's Sizes: 7-14, medium-wide widths
Made with genuine suede and a soft faux fur lining, these cozy slippers are a fan favorite. The faux fur-covered insole is soft and cozy but can be replaced with a custom orthotic, offering personalized comfort andsupport.
Women Sizes: 5 -12, medium width
Men Sizes: 7-15, medium width
These slippers, made of 100% boiled wool, are cozy, comfy, and supportive. The natural, breathable insulation wicks moisture and temperature-controls, making them suitable for year-round wear. They are machine washable and come in various fun, classic and cute designs, making them a versatile and stylish choice for indoor comfort.
Women's Size: 36-43
Men's Size: 42-46
These slippers are the perfect choice for someone with diabetes or other neurological conditions. The extra width and depth and large adjustable opening ensures a roomy, comfortable fit which works well for those with swollen, sensitive feet. They are lightweight and durable and have a removable cushioned footbed to accommodate orthotics.
Women Sizes: 6 -13, extra-wide, extra deep width
Men Sizes: 7-14, extra-wide, extra deep width
Whether you're working from home or simply relaxing, slippers contribute to overall foot health and well-being. Explore the diverse range of indoor shoes available, and treat your feet to the comfort they deserve.