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 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. L.L.Bean Wicked Good Moccasin Slippers
SPY MAN AWARDS WINNER
We can’t tell you how many of our friends have gone for the L.L.Bean 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.
We love these slippers so much that we named them the Best Slippers of 2020 in last year’s SPY Man Awards.
3. UGG Tasman Slipper
BEST FOR HANGING OUT AT HOME
You’re going to see a couple of UGG options on this list, so be prepared. But, the reason for this is because UGG makes many of the best slippers for men to exist. 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.
If you’re looking for men’s Tasman Slippers outside of UGG’s official website right now, good luck. They are sold out just about everywhere and currently are only available in a few colors on backorder.
4. 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. Once you take these men’s house slippers out into the world you’ll wonder why you ever bothered to wear real shoes or sneakers in the first place. The Lands End Moccasin Slippers are definitely the best slippers for men looking to sneakily get away with the fact they’re wearing slippers.
5. RockDove Original Two-Tone Memory Foam Slipper
BEST FROM AMAZON
You don’t need to go above and beyond when searching for the best men’s slippers, some of the best pairs to exist in the world are right on Amazon’s first page. Introducing the RockDove Original Two-Tone Memory Foam Slipper, the coziest slipper experience you’ll ever get. With almost a whopping 100,000 positive reviews, these really are the people’s slippers. They make each and every step totally comfortable as if you’re walking on clouds and are perfect for wearing around the house. They have no backside so you can slip them on to quickly warm those feet up or run outside to grab the Sunday paper.
6. UGG 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.
7. Amazon Essentials Leather Moccasin Slipper
BEST AMAZON BRAND
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already know that Amazon has a number of in-house brands that make a decent number of high-quality clothing goods. From tees to jeans to slippers, if you can wear them, Amazon probably has a version. These leather moccasins come directly from Amazon Essentials and work as a cozy, affordable alternative to other mocs that look just like these. There are four colors available, so we’re sure you’ll look great no matter what you pick.
8. Acorn 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.
9. 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.
10. L.L.Bean Bison Double-Sole Slippers
L.L.Bean knows comfort and we love their 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.
11. Dockers 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 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.
12. Star Wars Chewbacca Plush Slippers
BEST MOVIE-TIE IN
Who said Star Wars slippers for kids? This one is for all you nerds out there. Throw these Chewbacca slippies on and keep your feet looking cute and cozy the whole day through. These definitely aren’t for the kind of guy who can’t have little fun with his wardrobe, but if you’re a Star Wars geek or know one who is, these are perfect.
13. Paul Stewart Harrier III Slip-On
BEST CLASSIC SLIPPER
Made in Italy, Paul Stuart’s leather-lined velvet slipper is a classic and sophisticated option. The upper is available in a number of swoon-worthy colors that will elevate your indoor or outdoor style tremendously. Velvet hasn’t been this hip since the days of disco and we’re absolutely here for it. Time to get groovin’.
14. Minnetonka 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 Minnetonka’s 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 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 slip-ons 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. The North Face ThermoBall™ Traction Water Resistant Slipper
BEST WATER RESISTANT
One thing that holds true to most slippers? The majority are not waterproof. Hell, the majority are nowhere near waterproof. That isn’t the case with ThermoBall™ Traction Water Resistant Slipper, though. These puffy slips look just like your favorite puffer jacket and for the most part, have the exact same all-weather protection. Perfect for in or outdoors, you’re definitely going to be thanking us later after snagging these ones.
17. 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.
18. Sanuk 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 slip-on 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.
19. UO Sherpa Hardsole Slipper
MOST UNIQUE LOOK
Sorry, but, is this true? Something from Urban Outfitters is just $12? Insane. You need to get in on these before they jack that price back up. These hardsole slippers have a sherpa exterior that really sets them apart from all of the other options in this list. They almost look like mops, yet they absolutely do zero cleaning. They will make you look fresh, though, and that’s a fact.
20. 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.
21. Versace Medusa Slippers
No list of the best slippers for men would be complete without some Versace. If you want to treat your feet extremely well, slip them into Versace Medusa Slippers. These men’s slippers are the ne plus ultra of slippers. They’re as comfortable as you’d expect from a regular pair of slippers and are perfect for all hype beasts.