Spending more time at home? These are the slippers you want
Spending more time at home lately? Us too. While many of our daily outfits might consist of sweatpants and leggings right now, what you put on your feet still matters.
Are you walking around the house barefoot, in socks, or wearing soft slippers with no support? The constant impact of walking barefoot on a hard surface can lead to discomfort pretty quickly, it can aggravate existing issues like plantar fasciitis, and it can even create new ones.
Our feet are not made to walk on hard, flat surfaces. They need a supportive base which protects the fragile parts of our foot, and distributes our body weight throughout our entire foot so our heels aren’t doing all the work.
With that in mind, we have compiled some of our favorite slippers in one list. These are all designed with support and overall foot health in mind. They combine comfort and support, so you can still have the cozy feel of a slipper, while giving your feet a firm foundation.
#1 - HAFLINGER GRIZZLY GZ
First up is a classic - one of our best selling slippers for over two decades, the Haflinger Grizzly GZ.
The Grizzly takes a supportive cork and latex footbed, and wraps it in a wool-felt upper that keeps your foot warm, yet still breathes. It has a generous fit as well, giving your feet plenty of room to spread out.
Cork and latex footbeds are a strong foundation under your feet. Both materials are naturally lightweight and shock absorbent, meaning less impact gets transmitted back into your hips, knees and lower back. The cork also molds to your feet, meaning the shoes get even more comfortable over time.
The rubber outsole allows you to wear this slipper outdoors as well.
#2 - GIESSWEIN VENT
The Vent from Giesswein is a newer addition to our store. It shares many of the features which make the Haflinger Grizzly so great (supportive cork & latex footbed, a breathable wool upper, rubber outsole,) but comes up a bit higher on the ankle. The elastic toggle makes it adjustable, so you can decide how much you want it to hug your foot.
A unique feature of the Vent is its removable footbed, so you can, so you can use your own orthotic with it and still have the comfortable feel of a slipper.
If you like a more traditional soft slipper feel, the next few options may be more your speed, while still providing plenty of support.
#3 - HAFLINGER AS SLIPPER
Another classic from Haflinger is the AS Slipper.
It’s made almost entirely of boiled wool, meaning it will keep your feet warm and cozy without overheating. With arch support you can feel the moment you put it on, the AS is a tried and true classic.
#4 - GIESSWEIN AMMERN
The Giesswein Ammern has rapidly become one of our most popular slippers. It takes an open-back boiled wool slipper, and adds a removable footbed made of natural rubber and recycled materials. Giesswein also gives their slippers a non-marking latex dipped outsole (bottom) which provides some extra traction for hardwood and tile floors.
#5 - VIONIC GEMMA AND ADLER
Both of these feature the strong arch support which Vionic has become known for. They also have linings which will keep your feet nice and warm, regardless of the temperature.
#6 - BIRKENSTOCK BOSTON
While you may not think of this as a slipper, the Birkenstock Boston can do it all. The cork and latex footbed has tremendous support. It comes in both Classic and Soft Footbeds, so you can choose between firm or a more cushioned feel. The EVA sole allows you to easily wear it outside without any fear of damaging them and they even come in a Shearling option, in case you like the extra cozy feeling.
That about sums it up! While there are more great options we could share, we wanted to keep this list to our absolute favorites.
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Until next time, keep walking!
The Walking Depot Family