What’s the worst part of your morning routine? Obviously, it’s tearing yourself away from the warm embrace of sleep and diving into the cold light of day. But the second worst part is stepping onto a floor that feels like an ice floe. This is one area where American men are far behind the rest of the world, where comfortable house slippers are the norm.
It’s time to be kind to your feet by picking up a pair of the best slippers for men. Men’s slippers have changed styles since the wonky ones your dad wore. Now there are comfortable slippers for everyone. There are suave velvet slippers, stylish smoking slippers, and Gucci slippers that can be worn to work on a casual Friday. And, of course, there are slippers that make working from home a bit more bearable. Some of the best men’s slippers are covered in fluffy down that keeps your toes nice and cozy all day long.
What should you look for in the best men’s slippers?
When shopping for slides and slippers, the most important factor is fit. Don’t wear a slipper where your toes or heels hang over the end. Not only is it uncomfortable, but you could also injure your foot. Slippers for men are sized like regular men’s shoes. Since most of us are shopping online, read the slipper’s description before you click that “buy now” button. If there’s no mention of fit — do they run true to size, run small or large? — read the reviews. At least one or two men’s slipper reviews will mention how they fit. If there’s no size guide, you can always shoot an email to customer service.
The second most important item to check is the outer sole. If you’re looking for a house shoe (yes, people do call slippers house shoes), that can be worn to walk the dog or to stroll around the block, see if those slippers that you’ve been eyeing have an outsole that is made for the street. If not, you may want to get a pair for stepping outside to walk the dog and another pair of slippers that will never go beyond your front door.
Care and feeding
If you’ve decided on a pair of suede slippers or moccasins, use a suede brush to keep them sparkling new looking. If you’ve decided to treat yourself to velvet slippers, pick up a protective spray and spritz them with it before wearing them. That spray should repel most stains. Use a toothbrush or a soft brush to gently remove dust or dirt. When brushing suede, go with the nap (the way the fabric lies) of the fabric, not against it. Not sure how to do it? Think about when you pet a dog or cat; when you pet them the wrong way, their hair stands up and they get grumpy. Leather slippers for men should be cleaned the same way you take care of your leather shoes.
Ready to find the perfect pair of slides? Keep reading to find the best men’s slippers for the season. We’ve got options for every sense of style and price range, from Gucci slippers to classic Nike slides.
1. MUK LUKS MEN’S PAUL PRINTED BERBER SUEDE MOCCASIN SLIPPER
The best and sneakiest thing about a well-made moccasin slipper is that it can be worn in and out of the house. The MUK LUKS suede moccasin slipper has a cozy polyester Berber lining and a ribbed thermoplastic outsole. That ribbed outsole lets you walk in them anywhere. Since they’re styled like a regular moccasin, these are an extremely versatile pair of slippers.
2. UGG Men’s Tasman Slipper
BEST FOR HANGING OUT AT HOME
We know we have thrown a few UGG options on this list, but that’s only because UGG makes many of the best slippers for men. The UGG Men’s Tasman Slipper is basically styled like a clog, so it doesn’t have a full heel but it has some heel to help keep your foot locked in The sheepskin lining will help your feet keep the heat and the EVA rubber outsole means it’ll handle short trips outside or days in the backyard or on the patio too.
It’s also worth mentioning the cool contrast stitching tracing the foot hole. It’s a nice little change-up from typical plain stitching.
3. Lands End Moccasin Slippers
MOST SHOE-LIKE SLIPPERS
These Lands End Moccasin Slippers could easily pass for dressy driving moccasins. The faux-sheepskin lining is subtle so no one will see it at first glance and the rubber outsole makes these slippers street and office-ready. The suede upper looks clean and modern and makes slipping these slippers on and off a breeze.
The Lands End Moccasin Slippers are definitely the best slippers for men looking to sneakily get away with the fact they’re wearing slippers.
4. Sorel Men’s Manawan II Slippers
BEST FOR A QUICK ERRAND
Sorel is right up there among the most premium shoemakers. From duck boots to the best slippers for men, everything Sorel makes is quality. That’s why we think you’ll want to check out the Sorel Men’s Manawan II Slippers.
They’re somewhere between a boot and a shoe with just the right ankle height and they could easily be confused for regular shoes when you’re running quick errands in a pair of jeans.
But, of course, they’re also supremely comfortable and well-made, with sherpa lining and a solid leather sole. The sole won’t hold up over time under wet conditions, but it’s more than good enough for any short trips, especially on dry days.
5. STAR WARS DARTH VADER SLIPPER
BEST MOVIE-TIE IN
According to early rumors, Taika Waititi is going to direct the next Star Wars movie, which probably won’t hit theaters for a long, long time. In the meantime, keep your spirits up with these plush, soft men’s slippers that feature Darth Vader on the upper. We wouldn’t advise you to wear these slippers past your front door, but they’re the perfect house slippers for Star Wars fans.
6. PAUL STUART HEATH VELVET SLIP-ON SLIPPER
BEST CLASSIC SLIPPER
Made in Italy, Paul Stuart’s leather-lined velvet slipper is a classic and sophisticated option. The upper is embroidered with the brand’s emblem. Velvet hasn’t been this hip since the days of disco, and like the Gucci shoes below, the best men’s slippers are often crafted from velvet.
7. UGGS ASCOT LEATHER SLIPPER
BEST SLIPPERS FOR WFH
Here’s a slipper that’s masquerading as a driving moccasin, or is it the other way around? These men’s UGG slippers have leather uppers and 100% wool interiors. Their molded rubber outsole means you won’t slide or slip when wearing them. Some guys still think of UGGs as a women’s shoe, but those men are missing out on some of the most comfortable shoes known to man.
8. Nike KAWA SHOWER SLIDE
BEST O.G. SLIPPER
It’s a toss-up between Nike and Adidas as the OG shower slides. Nike was worn by David Beckham when the slide first became popular, and Adidas was the slide of choice for Mark Zuckerberg. The Nike Kawa Shower Slide was originally designed for athletes to use after a workout, and in a gym’s shower to protect their feet from athlete’s foot. These slides have a textured Solarsoft footbed and are lightweight. They’re also great to wear everywhere else in your home.
9. ACORN MEN’S SPA SLIDER
BEST FOR BATH AND BEYOND
Ah, terrycloth! So soft, so cuddly. Slip into these terry-lined slides after a shower or any time day or night, and you’ll feel like you’re walking on a cloud. The memory foam insole cradles your feet. These slippers are also machine washable for good measure, and they come in black and grey.
10. Soludos Smoking Slippers
BEST SMOKING SLIPPERS
SPY covered these awesome smoking slippers earlier this year, when we called them the perfect summer kicks. Whether you wear them indoors or outdoors, these sophisticated slippers are both comfortable and stylish. Soludos was founded in New York City in 2010, and the brand has a great lineup of stylish men’s shoes and accessories. If the Negroni cocktail slippers pictured below aren’t quite your style, check out the Dry Martini or Beer & Shot smoking slippers. Or if you prefer to keep your feet on the wagon, try the plain suede model. Like the best men’s slippers, they’re all designed for casual comfort on leisurely days.
11. L.L. Bean Men’s Bison Double-Sole Slippers
L.L. Bean knows comfort and we love their Men’s Bison Double-Sole Slippers with shearling lining. These men’s house slippers are so comfortable and warm you’ll never want to take them off on those colder days. They’re made from all bison leather with genuine shearling and rawhide laces. They don’t have a rubber sole, so you definitely don’t want to take these out and about too much though.
But for those hot cocoa kinds of days, your feet will feel snug and warm as heck with L.L. Bean’s Bison Double-Sole Slippers.
12. Dockers Men’s Douglas Ultra-Light Moccasin Slippers
Though there are big money picks for every product, that doesn’t mean there aren’t great budget picks. The Dockers Men’s Douglas Ultra-Light Moccasin Slippers are as comfortable as they are cheap, which is to say very.
These men’s house slippers feature memory foam cushioning to conform to and support your feet with every step and a faux-shearling interior to keep your feet cozy.
The only downside is the rubber sole. While it easily works indoors and outdoors, it can be a little slippery at first until it’s a little scuffed up.
Aside from that, the Dockers slippers are cheap, lightweight and comfortable. They’re definitely some of the best slippers for men concerned mostly with price.
13. L.L. Bean Men’s Wicked Good Moccasin Slippers
We can’t tell you how many of our friends have gone for the L.L. Bean Men’s Wicked Good Moccasin Slippers. They’re just, well, wicked good!
L.L. Bean says their men’s house slippers are so popular that the company sells a pair every seven seconds during the holiday rush in December.
They sell so well because they feature super cozy shearling, a memory foam footbed, a rubber sole, solid L.L. Bean construction and premium sheepskin at a totally affordable price point.
If you’re overwhelmed by options and having a hard time deciding on just an all-around great slipper, L.L. Bean’s Wicked Good slippers are a go-to pick and definitely some of the best slippers for men.
14. Minnetonka Men’s Sheepskin Ankle Boots
BEST BOOTIE-STYLE SLIPPERS
Minnetonka’s been in the moccasin game since 1946 and the company continues its hand-sewn traditions to the present. Nothing says weekend comfort like the elf-style, bootie shearling slippers you get with the Minnetonka Men’s Sheepskin Ankle Boots. Will you be the coolest guy around town if you take these men’s house slippers for a spin? Probably not. But will you be the comfiest, coziest, warmest-footed guy around town? Heck yes.
These sheepskin boots will stretch and contour to your feet over time for a truly personal pair of slippers and the ankle collars can be rolled up or down depending on much warmth you want.
The Minnetonkas will be some of the best slippers for men looking for more boot-style slippers. The faux-shearling lining will keep your feet comfy and warm no matter the situation.
15. UGG Men’s Scuff Slippers
BEST SLIP-ON SLIPPERS
Sometimes you just need to grab the paper real quick or step aside for a moment. That’s where some heel-less slip-on slippers can be a great help. We’ve got these UGG Men’s Scuff Slippers and we can attest to their comfort and quality. The suede upper looks classy and the sheepskin wool lining will keep your toes cozier than you could ever believe.
The lack of heel makes the slippers easy to slip on or off at a moment’s notice if you need to take out the trash or feel your feet overheating. The rubber sole will make sure these men’s house slippers survive the journey too.
These UGG Men’s Scuff Slippers are the best slippers for men looking for something warm and comfortable that slips on and off easily. They’re extremely well-reviewed on Amazon too and we recommend them unreservedly.
16. Greys Outdoor Slipper Boot
BEST FOR CAMPING
Wool and wool-blend slippers are great for any situation but we think they’re particularly great for outdoor activities like camping for their breathable, moisture-wicking, temperature regulating and odor-resistant qualities. The Greys Outdoor Slipper Boot will keep your feet comfy and cozy while a rubberized sole will give you needed traction on any surface, indoor or outdoor.
The rubber extends to the toe box so you won’t easily stub your toe and the boot features a pull tab for easy slipping on and off.
Plus, the Greys slippers just look modern and cool and that never hurts. For whatever you need to do, the Greys slippers are definitely some of the best slippers for men.
17. YOU GOT MY BACK III SLIPPER
BEST HEMP SLIPPER
These men’s slippers have the brand’s legendary Sidewalk Surfer comfort insole, a hemp covered front and an open back, making them easy to slide into and off. The EVA footbeds contain an antimicrobial surface that cuts down on foot odor, and the rubber outsole means taking a walk around the block in them is A O.K.
18. THE COMPANY STORE DOWN SLIPPERS
BEST FOR ICE CUBES
Are you one of those people whose feet are always achingly, freezingly chilled? If you’re looking to warm up those refrigerated digits and regular slippers for men aren’t working for you, these down-filled babies are line in fleece and have a cotton shell. They also come in red, gray, navy, hot pink and tan.
19. Crocs Classic Lined Clog Slippers
FUNKIEST COMFY SLIPPERS
Don’t knock ‘em until you try ‘em. Crocs Classic Lined Clog Slippers may look kind of ugly but they more than deliver on warmth and comfort.
Because of their rubberized design, they’re lightweight and as functional as they are comfortable. The faux-fur lining will keep your feet warm and cozy while the rubber upper and sole makes them suitable for any outdoor task. A rubber heel strap will keep your foot locked in too.
The only thing to note is Crocs recommends sizing up because of the snugness of the fit, so be aware of that before buying.
20. GUCCI KINGSNAKE EMBROIDERED SLIPPERS
No list of the best slippers for men would be complete without some Gucci. If you want to treat your feet extremely well, slip them into Gucci’s Kingsnake Embroidered Slippers. These men’s slippers are the ne plus ultra of slippers. The velvet embroidered vamp sits above a quilted satin insole. Slide noiselessly in your home in their leather outsole.