The Best Slippers for Men and Women
Stashing slippers in your suitcase is a smart way to bring a comfort from home on vacation. Along with slippers for lounging around the hotel room (you're not walking barefoot in there, right?!), travel pros often pack a second pair of plane slippers for those middle-of-the-night trips down the aisle to the bathroom. Don't depend on ill-fitting slippers placed next to your bed at turndown service. It's time to up your travel game with the best pair of slippers for your feet. Whether you’re a fan of scuffs, booties, or slides, here’s a roundup of the best slippers, for men and women, to take on any trip.
Slippers for Women
These puffer slippers are out of this world. They feel heavenly on your feet—wearing them is like walking on a cloud. Made by Sorel, they’re stylish and warm, with a soft faux fur lining, perfect for throwing on to run down to the breakfast buffet. Even better, you can pair them with a puffer coat without fear of puffer overkill.
What more can you ask for in a winter slipper than supple sheepskin and the warmest shearling ever? L.L.Bean’s Wicked Good Slippers are one of the beloved brand’s best-selling items, and it’s no surprise, with more than 4,000 customers giving them an average 4.5-star rating. They’re available in seven colors (we love the red) and come in a wide width.
We scouted out the ultimate slipper, with a VW bus look-alike felt patch on the front, for all the stylish hippie chicks out there. The slippers are made by Haflinger, an established brand based in Germany known for producing high-quality boiled wool clogs and felt wool slippers. Slip these in your weekend bag to wear nonstop.
Heck yeah, Fluff Yeahs! Simply put, these are the current slippers of our obsession. Sure, they’re obviously super cozy for cold weather. But, how fab will they look as you lounge poolside or apres-ski on your winter getaway? They come in a bevy of colors—from leopard to multicolored to cool ’70s-striped pink or blue. The wedge bottom has traction for secure walking (or strutting).
Cashmere Ballet Slippers
Cashmere ballet slippers are brilliant for wearing on the plane, and add a hint of luxury to any journey—even if you’re sandwiched in economy. This pair from the well-known brand Naked Cashmere are thick 12-gauge knit, and they have a padded silk footbed, plus an elasticized band to keep them on your feet for all those trips down the aisle to the bathroom.
Leather Scuff Slippers
These leather slides from Daniel Green are the quintessential lady slipper. They beg to be coordinated with a floor-length silk chemise, like those worn by sirens of the silver screen. Glam it up in the metallic striped version, with three colorways to choose from. Also, they’re available in narrow and wide width.
Velvet Smoking Slippers
Velvet smoking slippers make us swoon, and this pair from Patricia Green (no relation to Daniel above) have an irresistibly royal embroidered bee on the front. They’re as practical as they are attractive, too, with a grooved rubber sole and a cushioned footbed. The gold stitching set against navy adds to the positively regal look.
Slippers for Men
Muddy socks begone! Your feet (and hotel floor) will stay dry if you pull on a pair of these boiled wool booties, which have a natural rubber sole, with treads. The material absorbs moisture, so you can say goodbye to sweaty tootsies, too. Glerups were created in 1993 by a woman from Denmark, who used wool from her own sheep to make them. They’re available in six colors, and their two-year warranty is an almost unheard of plus.
Here’s another indoor-outdoor pair, with a rubber sole for traction. These stylish ascot Uggs are made from suede, and lined with wool that feels like real shearling to keep your feet warm, but not too hot. They’re perfect for enjoying room service on the hotel room balcony, and you can even get away with wearing them to a casual brunch.
Dapper gents are sure to covet these opera slippers. The classic scuffs from L.B. Evans (a company that’s been making footwear since the 1800s) are constructed of full-grain leather that wears well with age. They also have a cushioned footbed, and come in a wide width. Now all you need is a silk smoking robe.
Sit by the fire and stay cozy all winter wearing these Berber plaid slip-ons. Minnetonka is best-known for their boho-chic moccasins, but their slippers are also a standout. They keep your feet toasty, as they’re lined with the same fleecy material inside and out. Your toes will have plenty of wiggle room, too, thanks to the wide, rounded front.
Have a label-conscious guy in your life? Gift him these Versace slippers, done in the brand’s iconic Barocco print, and you’ll knock it out of the park. Made in Italy, the spa-style slip-on cotton mules have a cushy, soft terry cloth footbed. Choose from black or white—or buy them in both colors if you’re already plotting to steal them from his closet.
You can’t go wrong with these sleek, minimalist slippers. They’re lined with cotton that’s both anti-odor and antimicrobial, plus they have a memory-foam footbed. Outside, the water-resistant wool and polyester blend is rugged enough to withstand the elements, and their waterproof, anti-slip sole adds extra sturdiness.
Muk Luks have a loyal following of people who won’t stray from buying the same pair when their old slippers need to be replaced. The brand takes its name from traditional mukluks worn by indigenous peoples from the arctic. The cable-knit sweater, faux fur-lined slippers have a thermoplastic outer sole, making them a strong candidate for your winter shoe of choice. We bet you’ll be sorry to put them away for the season come spring.