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TEVA has a lot to answer for; It seems that since the release of their ReEmber shoes, everyone is now making quilted, padded and so-ugly-they’re-cute shoes and boots. From high to budget prices, you can find a quilted shoe AKA sleeping bag shoes to kick around in.
Um, what are sleeping bag shoes anyway?
Sleeping bag shoes slightly resemble a sleeping bag. Now you may not have used a sleeping bag since your Scouting days, so think of a quilted comforter that you zip yourself into, and that’s a sleeping bag. Shoe designers have taken that comfortable item and turned it into a handsome shoe to wear in and out of the house.
How to wear sleeping bag shoes
Many sleeping bag shoes are so well-tailored that, at first glance, they look like a fabric shoe or boot. However, they’re really a “weekend” or “off-duty” type of shoe (or boot), so your best bet is to pair sleeping bag shoes with jeans, joggers, or cords.
Now that we’ve covered the basics of what sleeping bag shoes are, let’s get to the fun part: shopping for the best pair of sleeping bag shoes available.
1. Teva ReEmber
This quilted shoe with its ribbed knit trim is made from recycled materials. You’re looking cool and saving the environment at the same time. The shoes have been treated with Aegis antimicrobial treatment to prevent that dreaded winter smelly shoe issue. They’re unisex and come in eight solid colors and two two-tone prints.
2. L.L. Bean Ultralight PrimaLoft Waterproof Slip-Ons
America’s outdoor outfitter has created a sleeping bag shoe that’s a quilted moccasin. The upper is made from nylon mesh and has PrimaLoft insulation to keep your feet warm. Also, the shoe is waterproof, so if snow starts falling or rain starts coming down, your feet will be okay. Don’t worry about sliding around as the rubber outsole has the brand’s Vertigrip to help keep you upright. It comes in all black, olive with black trim, maroon and brown, and in teal and earth combinations.
3. Merrell Hut Moc
EASIEST TO SLIP INTO
You look for Merrell to supply you with exceptional hiking boots, and their quilted sleeping bag shoe is just as smartly designed as the boots. Reviewers rave about comfortable they are, and while they’re warm, they’re also breathable. Designed for easy slip-on and slip-off action, they have an EVA outsole that’s a lot like rubber.
4. Ubfen Unisex Slip-On Indoor Outdoor Shoes
This unisex mule or clog has a quilted upper and has a non-slip rubber outsole. Reviewers have raved over the comfort, fit and the fact that they don’t slip off your feet as some other mules do.
5. Dockers Dillon Comfort Loafer Shoe
The quilted upper looks like it’s suede, not fabric, and the contrast trim levels up this shoe’s style. These sleeping bag shoes have side elastic gore panels for easy on and off, and the cushioned footbed was designed to mold to your feet. It comes in faux leather too.
6. Sun + Stone Fin Quilted Lace-Up Puffer Boots
This quilted lace-up boot is what would happen if a Chukka boot and a high-top sneaker had a baby. Inside the boot, your foot is cradled with its cushiony memory foam insole, and the outsole is grooved rubber. It also comes in black and dark green.
7. Kenneth Cole Reaction Ankir Quilted Shoes
BEST AFFORDABLE LUXURY
Kenneth Cole’s quilted mule is lined with faux shearling and is trimmed in faux leather. The shoe’s collar is adjustable, and the rubber outsole was designed to be sturdy and flexible. You can also pick them up in either dark green or wine.
8. Tommy Hilfiger Teller Comfy-Cozy Quilted Slip-On Sneakers
Tommy Hilfiger calls this almost-mule a sneaker. This sleeping bag shoe has a quilted top with a toggle on the collar to adjust the fit and a rubber outsole.
9. The North Face Thermoball™ Traction Booties
Not only are these North Face Booties on-point, but the eco-friendly Thermoball insulation is made with 100% recycled fabrics that are as warm as any down-filled item. These quilted sleeping bag shoes are water-resistant and lightweight. The rubber outsole with made with 20% recycled materials, and the upper is created with 100% recycled P.E.T. ripstop materials. They also come in solid black or gray.
10. Teva ReEmber Mid
Looking for a smart-casual quilted boot? Well then, my friend, Teva’s Mid is your boot. The boot is topped off with knit trim and a fabric loop at the back. It sports a diagonal side zipper and comes in black or gray.
11. DeckersXLab KO-Z SNPR LOW
Designed to keep your feet comfortable in freezing temps, DeckersXLab’s KO-Z SNPR Low shoe is made with ecoTan suede and lined with premium shearling. Inside this shoe is an anatomically correct memory foam insole that sits atop a multi-level EVA midsole; this baby was designed to make your feet feel blissful when worn. In fact, reviewers rave about how comfortable they are on their feet. One reviewer said, “probably the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. “
12. Chaco Ramble Puff Snow Boot
BEST ARCH SUPPORT
Chaco made a name for themselves with their sandals, and this quilted boot delivers the same ease and style. The water-resistant boot has built-in arch support, is lined in fleece, and has a rugged rubber sole.
13. Florsheim Sortie Wool Moc Slipper
Designed to work as either a slipper or a shoe, the upper is made with quilted wool with suede trim. It boasts the brand’s supacush midsole that’s combined with a removable EVA cushioned insole and has a rubber outsole.
14. The North Face Thermoball Traction Mule V
Made with the same sustainable and really warm materials as the North Face Thermoball Bootie, this is possibly the warmest mule you’ll ever slip your feet into. The collapsible heel when worn up, turns it from a mule to a slip-on. It comes in three other colors.