Cozy Slippers That Feel Like a Hug for Your Feet

Put on one of these comfy, plush pairs and give cold feet the boot.

Woman wearing tights and slips while relaxing in front of the fireplace.
Snuggle up...tights not required.Lisa Fotois, Pexels

The words “house slippers” may conjure images of a robed Hugh Hefner flanked by blondes, but the truth is, slipping into a pair is just good sense. Not only do they feel great, but unlike your street shoes, they won’t track dirt and germs everywhere. And a cushioned, supportive footbed is better than going barefoot, which can strain your legs, especially if you’re plagued with plantar fasciitis or other painful foot conditions. Get into the habit of changing your footwear the second you get home, Mr. Rogers–style.

HALLUCI Women's Cross Band Soft Plush Fleece House Indoor or Outdoor Slippers
This open-toe style is tougher that it looks. It features an anti-slide memory-foam insole, ¾-inch-thick waterproof sneaker-style bottom and a multi-layered, cushioned footbed.HALLUCI

Though you may be tempted to buy the floppiest-looking pair of slippers you can find, support is important, same as with your regular shoes. Soft materials are fine, but make sure that super-plush pair has a hardy structure!

ULTRAIDEAS Women's Cozy Memory Foam Slippers Fuzzy Wool-Like Plush Fleece Lined House Shoes w/Indoor, Outdoor Anti-Skid Rubber Sole
A lightweight bottom and knit upper make this clog style light as air. High-density inner material molds to your feet, getting comfier with every wear.ULTRAIDEAS

Even if you don’t plan to go outside in your slippers, it’s a good idea to launder them from time to time. Check the instructions first, but many slippers can be thrown in the machine or hand-washed, then air-dried, to keep them fresh as a daisy.

Jessica Simpson Women's Comfy Faux Fur House Slipper Scuff Memory Foam Slip on Anti-skid Sole
This synthetic (i.e. cruelty-free) style has a supportive inside and textured bottom grips for stability.Jessica Simpson

Make sure to read sizing info carefully before purchasing. Your slipper size should be the same as your shoe size, but many slippers use letters—S, M, L, etc.—and conversions vary from brand to brand. If you have particularly cold tootsies and plan to wear a pair (or two) of socks, you may want to size up. Just don’t go too big or you’ll trip!