Whether you're looking for a cozy pair for the winter, a breathable option for summer, or a splurge-worthy pair you'll wear year-round, slippers are an investment in your daily self-care routine. The best slippers should be comfortable, obviously, but also cute—because who hasn't left the house in their jammies for a quick coffee run or school drop-off?
There's no shortage of options that offer fashion and function these days. Plus, you can also find pairs designed for people with everything from plantar fasciitis to sweaty feet and those needing extra arch support.
To find the best slippers, we started with exhaustive research on the best-selling, most buzzed-about, and newest styles and asked Byrdie editors to share their favorites. Then, we sent the top-rated pairs to our testers, who evaluated them on comfort level, fit, and design aesthetics.
Here are the best slippers available now.
UGG Women's Coquette Slipper
Great for all seasons
Can be worn outdoors
Material can stain easily
We adore (and wear) these slip-ons almost as much as we do our beloved pair of OG Uggs. They’re great for all seasons; the shearling lining keeps them warm and cozy, while the open back makes them breathable, so your foot never feels hot or sweaty. They look equally good on bare feet as they do over socks, and the lug sole means you can wear them for outside-the-house errands, too.
Material: EVA outsole; shearling lining | Colors: 4 | Size Range: 5-12
Price at time of publish: $120
What Our Testers Say
“They're fuzzy, cozy, and warm, but still easy to slip on and off with zero effort. I started out with the natural colors at first—the tan and brown—but now I'm obsessed with my black ones. I wear them with a sweatsuit and it essentially feels like I've slipped my entire body into a cloud."—Hallie Gould, Byrdie Senior Editorial Director
Halluci Women's Cross Band Slippers
Great color variety
Sizing can be a little tough to figure out
A nearly identical dupe for a MUCH more expensive designer slipper, this wallet-friendly option is an Amazon fan favorite. This cross-cross band and open-toe style make them super cute, as do the 10 different colors they come in. Memory foam on the insole ensures they feel cushiony and comfortable no matter how long you wear them.
Material: EVA outsole; fleece | Colors: 10 | Size Range: S-XL
Price at time of publish: $24
"My dogs think I purchase slippers purely for their chewing pleasure, so I try to avoid splurging on them since I have to replace them often. These are just as cozy and soft as their luxury counterparts—and they're open-toed so I can justify wearing them all summer." — Karli Bendlin, Editor and Product Tester
Parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Slipper
Warm yet breathable
Matches the Parachute bathrobe
Sole is a bit too thin for any kind of outdoor wear
You'll love these matching slippers if you're a fan of Parachute's best-selling bathrobe. They're soft, cozy, breathable, and have the perfect amount of cushioning. And, at under $40, they're sublimely affordable.
Material: Cotton | Colors: 5 | Size Range: XS-XL
Price at time of publish: $39
Best for Cold Weather
L.L. Bean Women's Wicked Good Moccasins
Extremely warm and cozy
Laces untie easily
Not available in half sizes
This moccasin-style slipper is ridiculously soft and warm, with a cozy fur lining, cushioning that provides all-day comfort and a slip-proof rubber sole. The fit is true to size—snug at first, but the lining loosens up in no time. Fun fact: L.L. Bean has sold over 4 million pairs in the last five years.
Material: Sheepskin | Colors: 6 | Size Range: 5-11
Price at time of publish: $89
"I wear them constantly. They're so comfortable and practically overflowing with shearling. They keep me cozy when it's cold but somehow they're never too warm, even as the seasons change. I especially love that they have a rubber sole, so you can wear them outside on a quick run to the deli or grocery store." — Hallie Gould, Byrdie Senior Editorial Director
Bombas Gripper Slippers
Grips prevent slipping
No foot or ankle support
The grip of a slipper and the snug fit of a sock adds up to the best of both worlds. They're super-soft, have a cozy brushed lining, and fold flat for easy packing in the included travel bag. The best part: For every pair purchased, the brand donates a pair to a person in need.
Material: Polyester sole, polyester and cotton upper | Colors: 3 | Size Range: XS-L
Price at time of publish: $45
Glerups Slip-on with Natural Rubber Sole
Feet stay warm without overheating
Good arch support
Finding a slipper that can warm up cold feet without making them sweaty is challenging. Enter the Glerups wool slip-on, a breathable mule made with moisture-wicking felt wool, and a supportive leather footbed and outsole. They're durable enough to withstand trips to take out the trash or walk the dog and suitable for year-round wear.
Material: Wool | Colors: 24 | Size Range: 5-17
Price at time of publish: $134
Vionic Cosmina Slipper
Great for wearers with plantar fasciitis
Fits medium width feet
A unique orthotic footbed and EVA sole help reduce stress on the feet, ankles, and knees, especially if you've got hardwood or tile floors. The furry design is cute and cozy, and after wearing the slippers daily for a few months, the material will still look clean and fluffy. They're the perfect lightweight winter slipper, but unless you run cold, they may be too toasty to wear in summer.
Material: EVA rubber outsole, faux fur footbed | Colors: 3 | Size Range: 5-12
Price at time of publish: $100
Best Spa Slippers
Rosylco Cloud Slippers
Good color variety
Easy to clean
Lighter colors do tend to show dirt easily
Wear these versatile slides around the house like slippers (they have a non-slip bottom) to the pool as flip-flops or to practice self-care Sunday. The thick platform sandal is unbelievably cushiony, bouncy, quick-drying, and easy to clean.
Material: Ethylene Vinyl Acetate | Colors: 15 | Size Range: 5.5-11
Price at time of publish: $24
Dooeys House Loafers
Good vegan option
Comes in half sizes
Made with plant-based and recycled materials—apple leather, sugarcane, and recycled plastic and cork—Dooeys house shoes are perfect for vegans. The indoor loafer has a thick rubber sole designed for wear on tile and hardwood floors. They are expensive, but the chic, sustainable design makes them worth the investment.
Material: Plant-based and recycled materials | Colors: 2 | Size Range: 5-12
Price at time of publish: $140
Free People Smiley Slippers
Soft and padded for extra comfort
Fit is true to size
Chances are, you've seen these smiley-face slippers staring back at you from your Instagram feed. The tufted fabric gives the lining a plush feel, rubber soles make them street-worthy, and the whimsical happy face design provides a boot of serotonin.
Material: Rubber sole, polyester upper | Colors: 3 | Size Range: S-XL
Price at time of publish: $40
Casper Snoozewear House Slippers
Extremely comfortable insole
Not a great sole for wearing outdoors
Only comes in one color
Supremely giftable, anyone and everyone will go nuts over these slippers. The insole is made with ultra-soft foam and has a quilted texture that makes it feel like you’re walking on air. The microsuede outsole gives them a touch of style. We wish they came in more than one color.
Material: Cotton, polyurethane foam | Colors: 1 | Size Range: S-XL
Price at time of publish: $59
Best Open Toe
M.M. La Fleur The Emu Australia Mayberry Slipper
Warm yet breathable
Cross-over design offers a snug fit
Only comes in two colors
Looking for cozy slippers that won't cause your feet to overheat? Consider these open-toe style slides, which have an Australian sheepskin lining and a cross-over design that will keep them from slipping off. The durable rubber sole means they can also be worn outdoors—to your next wintertime pedicure, perhaps?
Material: Sheepskin, rubber | Colors: 2 | Size Range: 5-11
Price at time of publish: $70
Best Machine Washable
Sizing could be better
The hard truth is that if you’re wearing slippers day in and day out, they’re bound to get a little dirty (and probably stinky) after a while. That’s why we love that this Kashwere pair is machine washable. And yes, you can put them in the dryer, too. The brand’s patented chenilla material makes them next-level soft, and they stay that way even after being washed.
Material: Chenilla | Colors: 5 | Size Range: S/M; M/L
Price at time of publish: $88
Jenni Kayne Shearling Moroccan Slipper
Can be worn different ways
Made from luxe shearling and suede
Sole too thin for outdoor wear
Only available in one color
These are super pricey, but consider the cost-per-wear breakdown if you wear slippers 24-7. The nubby, shearling lining is next-level comfortable, while the suede outsole prevents slippage. (Though FYI, you probably don’t want to wear this pair outside.) Plus, the back heel can be worn folded down like mules or up like moccasins.
Material: Shearling, suede | Colors: 1 | Size Range: S-L
Price at time of publish: $275
Dearfoams Layla Ballerina Slipper
Compact and travel-friendly
Offers little support
A favorite among moms and grandmothers, these classic Dearfoams ballerina slippers have a durable suede outsole that prevents heat loss on cold floors and a quilted footbed for a plush feel. Choose from a soft velour or chenille upper and an array of prints and colors. They fold flat, which makes them the perfect touch of home to take with you when you travel.
Material: Suede outsole, velour upper | Colors: 6 | Size Range: S-XL
Price at time of publish: $26
Best Slipper Socks
Athleta Cozy Slipper Socks
Great alternative to traditional slippers
Need to be hand washed
Imagine the coziness of your favorite pair of fuzzy socks combined with the non-slip grip of a slipper, and you get these double-layer dynamos. They’re great for lounging around the house or even sleeping in, but even though they can be hand-washed, we don't recommend wearing them to venture outside.
Material: Nylon, polyester, rubber | Colors: 2 | Size Range: S/M; M/L
Price at time of publish: $15
UGG Maxi Curly Slide
Sheepskin is soft and cozy
These warm sherpa slippers are the perfect pair to wear around the house. Although they don't have a heel strap like other styles from UGG, they're super snug so even when you're walking up and down the stairs or dangling your feet off the couch, they'll never slide off.
Material: Rubber outsole, sheepskin insole | Colors: 3 | Size Range: 5-12
Price at time of publish: $110
Best Arch Support
Birkenstock Boston Shearling Suede Leather Clogs
Available in regular/wide and medium/narrow
Has the brand's cork and latex footbed
Adjustable pin buckle
Sizing options may be confusing
If you're a fan of Birkenstock's sandals, you'll love these clog slippers, which feature the brand's podiatrist-recommended formed cork and latex footbed. The suede upper is classic, the sheepskin liner is cozy, and the pin buckles let you adjust the fit to your liking. Be advised that this style comes in both regular/wide and medium/narrow sizes, so you may have to try on a few pairs to find your perfect size.
Material: Rubber outsole, suede upper, sheepskin liner | Colors: 5 | Size Range: 5.5-10.5
Price at time of publish: $170
Best Memory Foam
NineCiFun Women's Slip On Fuzzy House Slippers, Baby Pink
Easy to slip on
High-density memory foam is comfortable and supportive
Fuzzy lining might shed
Dense memory foam is the ideal material for those shopping for slippers that provide sole and arch support. This slip-on style is so comfy you can wear them all day long, whether you're on your feet or putting them up. They are hand and machine-washable and have a cute upper with a cable knit print and horn button.
Material: Rubber outsole, cotton lining | Colors: 7 | Size Range: 5-12
Price at time of publish: $31
Best for Travel
Topdrawer Merippa Heather Cord Reversible Slippers
Fold flat for easy packing
Don't offer much support
If you're looking to upgrade the typical hotel slippers, these lightweight slip-ons provide a bit of extra cushioning and protection from the oils and dead skin (yuck) left behind by previous guests. The slipper is reversible—choose from the fuzzy lining or the knit outer—machine-washable. and comes with grippers for added traction.
Material: Polyester sole, polyester and cotton upper | Colors: 4 | Size Range: M-XXL
Price at time of publish: $59
Yes, you definitely need a good pair of slippers (or two). You can’t go wrong with the Ugg Women’s Coquette Slipper, a classic style with a super durable bottom that can easily make the transition to outdoors. For a more affordable pick, consider the Hallucci Cross Band Soft Plush Slippers, an Amazon fan-favorite that features an on-trend criss-cross style and are cozy enough for year round use.
What to Look For in Slippers
You probably won't leave the house in your slippers that often, but you don't want to replace them if you forget to swap them out for street shoes when you take the trash out. With the proper care, the UGG Coquette Slipper—a Byrdie editor favorite with more than 9,600 5-star ratings on Amazon—will last you for years. Investing in a pair with rubber, leather, or polyurethane soles will save you money in the long run.
Despite being primarily an at-home pair of footwear, many people wear slippers all day long, and you can log a surprising number of steps in a small space if you're cooking, cleaning, or just hiking up and down the stairs between Zoom meetings. Breathable materials like wool will keep your feet toasty without making them sweat, while synthetic fabrics like polyester can trap heat. If you deal with issues like plantar fasciitis or neuropathy, look for a slipper with arch support, like the Birkenstock Boston Shearling Clogs, or a pair with a memory foam footbed, like the NineCiFun House Slippers.
No matter how cute and comfortable they may be, slippers can put you at risk of a household accident. No matter how good your balance is, choosing slippers with an excellent, grippy sole is the safest bet for your body overall. Rubber soles are ideal if you plan to wear your slippers outside, but they will also help protect you from falling on a wet bathroom floor better than a suede or soft sole will.
When deciding which type of lining your slippers should have, consider when—and where—you'll wear them. A thick, fuzzy interior like sheepskin or shearling will keep your feet warm in winter but probably won't feel pleasant during the summer. A thinner layer of breathable material like cotton will keep your toes cool and dry in the summer but might not offer you enough warmth in cooler months. Just like you have seasonal shoes, it's wise to have a few pairs of slippers in your closet.
How long should a pair of slippers last?
A good pair of slippers should last you for several years. Of course, it depends on how often you wear them, but even if you wear them daily, they should still hold up for some time. If your slippers are starting to get grungy while they still have life left in them, you can clean them or replace the insoles. While some slippers are machine washable, most pairs on our list can't get wet and must be spot-cleaned instead.
What's the difference between slippers and shoes?
While shoes are constructed to provide support and protection for feet on various outdoor terrains, most slippers are meant for wear inside the house. (Running to the mailbox once or twice is no big deal, but you should avoid wearing your slippers outside the house if you want them to last.) Many people prefer to leave their shoes at the door and reserve slippers for indoor use to prevent tracking dirt and other pollutants through the house.
How much should I pay for a pair of slippers?
What you pay for a pair of slippers will depend mainly on the materials used. Synthetic fabrics like polyester will be cheaper, but you'll pay more for natural materials like wool, leather, suede, and sheepskin. More expensive slippers are generally better constructed and built to last. Like most other products, a brand name can affect the price of a pair of slippers. But beware of choosing dupes that look the same but have a cheaper price tag—they are often made using more inexpensive materials.
Why Trust Byrdie
Byrdie contributor Melanie Rud has over a decade of experience in the beauty industry, writing for some of the biggest magazines and websites out there. Along with covering beauty, she also covers health, wellness, fashion, and other lifestyle topics. A devoted slipper-wearer, she has and rotates between multiple pairs, including many of the ones on this list; she’s currently wearing the Ugg Coquette Slipper as she types this.