If you’re not already an indoor-shoes convert, it’s time to cozy up to this winter’s must-have footwear trend: the fancy house shoe.
Technically, any pair of comfortable flats could be designated as indoor shoes, whether or not they’re actually soft-soled slippers or footwear with sturdier soles that could also be worn outdoors. But there are a few specific features that make for an ideal house shoe: a slip-on design that is easy to don and remove; a soft, texturally interesting material; and a versatile look that reads more room shoe than novelty footwear.
This season, there are plenty of luxe house-shoe options, from Balenciaga’s crocodile print-embossed mule to the Row’s delicate mesh slippers to a shearling-lined version of the classic Birkenstock Boston clog. It’s simply a matter of finding the one perfect pair to anchor your at-home wardrobe for winter.
Lauren Manoogian Cross Slide
Handmade in Peru, these decadent slides feature a brushed baby alpaca textile upper, leather base, and rubber outsole.
Bronze Age Dalia Slide
Here, the classic Moroccan babouche slipper is reimagined in cozy sheep shearling.
Vince Wool Hampton Slipper
Vince’s update on the standard slipper shape for men includes a 100 per cent wool textile upper and matching shearling lining.
Birkenstock Boston Shearling
The addition of a shearling liner makes this classic Birkenstock style feel extra hygge.
Balenciaga Home Mule Sandal
Available in black and pink, these flashy flats feature a calfskin insole and embossed-croc pattern.
JW Anderson Felt Loafer Mules
These go-anywhere buckle mules by British designer Jonathan Anderson are available in both men’s and women’s sizes and four different felt colours.
Coclico Gina Shearling Slide
Coclico’s sleek Italian-leather slides have a small wedge heel and comfy shearling liner.
The Row Mesh Slippers
The Row’s fancy mesh slippers might just be the ideal footwear solution for dressy gatherings at home.
These plush cashmere slippers have a suede sole and are (somehow?!) machine washable.
Beaumont Organic Ruby Sheepskin Slippers
There’s something so great about the extra fluffiness of these ethically made sheepskin slippers.
The Sleep Shirt Sheepskin and Suede Slipper
These unisex low-cut slippers are handmade in Quebec and are also available in black leather.
Garnet Hill Cashmere Slides
Garnet Hill’s version of the classic house shoe is made of cashmere.
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