Before the pandemic, most people didn’t worry whether the slippers they wore at home—far from prying eyes—were fun or stylish, much less healthy for their feet. Now that we’re logging more time at home, comfy clothing and footwear are essential.
Did we mention that this is a health issue? Walking around barefoot on hard floors, without a supportive barrier, can lead to foot pain or make you more vulnerable to winter colds, according to VionicShoes.com, the site for Dr. Andrew Weil’s podiatrist-approved footwear. Slippers protect you from the bacteria and fungi people track in from outside on the bottom of their shoes, and slippers with firm support can ease swollen feet and increase the wearer’s comfort, balance and stability—super important for people with existing foot woes.
Here are some nifty slippers for the whole family.
Vionic’s Gemma Mule Slippers ($64.95) offer foot-friendly support with a biomechanical footbed, a deep heel cup, arch support and a firm yet flexible midsole.
When cool days arrive, a young woman’s fancy turns to Uggs, and these Women’s Oh Yeah Shearling Slingback Slippers ($100) offer a fun pop of color along with warmth and comfort. The footbed and straps are covered in genuine sheepskin from Australia. Available in five colors.
Available at Bloomingdales, 103 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, and Bloomingdales.com.
These Jacques Levine Suede Wedge Mule Slippers ($125) bring one word to mind: elegance. The black slip-on style has gold trim, a 1.5-inch covered heel and almond-shaped toe.
Available at NeimanMarcus.com.
BAROQUE IS BACK
Versace’s Men’s Baroque Slippers ($475) are fit for a sultan. No king of his castle should have to reign without these luxurious cotton slippers emblazoned with the designer’s signature Medusa print. They come with a zip-closure case and rubberized soles.
Available at Versace.com.
A WHALE OF A SLIPPER
If kids are going to the trouble of wearing slippers around the house, they might as well be super fun. And if there’s anything more fun than plush slippers that make your feet look like they were swallowed by a whale, we can’t think of it. Kids’ Cozy Orca Slippers ($42.50) from J. Crew have fabric uppers and synthetic soles.
Available at J. Crew, 3 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, and at JCrew.com.