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Step Into Comfort: A Guide to Choosing the Best Indoor Shoes

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 Picks

Haflinger Grizzly Wool Clog

Black wool slide slipper with leather band, cork midsole and brown rubber outsole.
Crafted 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

Note: If boiled wools not for your, check out the women's Phillip or men's Phillip which offers the same amazing support but with a leather upper.


Black fuzzy slip on slipper with black outsole.

Vionic Gemma Slipper

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


Foamtreads Jewel and Regal

Navy blue slip on slipper with black elastic goring and black outsole.Black and gold printed slipper with side Velcro closure and black outsole

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


Sorel Nakiska Slide II and Falcon Ridge Slipper

Brown suede slide slupper with white faux fur trim

Made with genuine suedeCamel suede slide slipper with contrast stitching and faux fur lining. 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


A pair of brown slide slippers with a coffee mug and coffee bean bag detailing. Haflinger logo on footbed's heel.

Haflingers Soft Soled Slippers

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


FoamTreads Nurse & Doctor 

Black slipper with adjustable Velcro closure and black outsole.

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.

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