Published on October 7th, 2023 |
by Kirsten Borrink
Whether you wear them with your robe in the morning, as a respite for tired feet in the evening, or all day as you work from home, chances are a pair of comfortable slippers is part of your footwear collection. As with any other shoes that see daily wear, it’s worth finding a pair that’s cozy, supportive and durable. See our top 9 picks based on our experience and customer reviews.
Comfortable Wool Slippers with Arch Support: Haflinger and Stegmann
One you’ve experienced the comfort and support of Haflinger wool clogs, we doubt you’ll ever go back to standard issue slippers. The darling Couricini style shown here features a anatomically contoured cork and latex midsole to keep your arches supported all day long. The wide toe box ensures room for bunions or thick socks (we recommend Maggie’s organic cotton ragg socks). The high quality wool felt uppers and lining are breathable, warm (but not too warm), and antibacterial. Go ahead and wear these Haflingers outside–the slip-resistant outsole is made of water-repellent rubber. This style runs a little large, you may want to size down. Find the Haflinger Couricini in sizes 5-11 for $139 from Zappos, GermanSlippers.com, Amazon
Some people are Haflinger fans, others prefer Stegmann. Both wool clogs offer superior arch and metatarsal support plus a roomy toe box. Read Kirsten’s review for more information on this wonderful European brand.
Do you prefer a cozy house shoe to a slipper? The Topo Athletic Revive may be billed as recovery footwear, but we think it’s perfect for feet that crave sturdy support, a roomy toe box, and a massaging footbed. Find the Topo Athletic Revive in sizes 6.5-11 for $120 from Zappos, and Amazon.
Open-toe slippers with arch support: Vionic Relax and Alegria Chillery
My feet feel better just looking at the Vionic Relax with its orthotic footbed with deep heel cup and enhanced arch support, soft terry linings and straps, and adjustable mid-foot closure for a snug fit. Rhonda, a loyal Vionic customer raves, “I can’t live without these slippers. I have a pair at work & 2 pair at my house & 2 pair at my vacation house. My plantar fasciitis is gone. Love ‘em!”
It’s about time that Alegria made an adjustable slipper based on their popular mild rocker outsole! The Chillery is Alegria’s newest house shoe-slipper combo with plush textile sherpa uppers and lining, two adjustable velcro straps and that heavenly rocker sole that takes pressure off the forefoot and heel through the stride. Find the Alegria Chillery in sizes 5-13 for $69.95 from Zappos, and Peltz Shoes.
For $69.99 you get a slipper with enhanced arch support, adjustable instep strap, cozy faux fur lining and good traction! Keep in mind that the Revitalign Oceanside runs small, so order up! Available in six colors, sizes 6-12 for $69.99 from Zappos and Nordstrom.
Just like the Alegria Chillery featured above, the Comfee offers cushioning for the soles, enhanced arch support and a mild rocker outsole to take pressure off the forefoot. A roomy toe box accommodates bunions and hammertoes. Find the Alegria Comfee in sizes 5-13 for $69.95 from Zappos and Shoemall. Prefer an enclosed boot-type slipper? Check out the Alegria Cozee!
Dansko makes a slipper!
Dansko now makes a comfortable slipper/house mule that doesn’t look anything like Professional clog. We love this Zappos review, “Feels like walking on a big, rubber eraser with arch support!” The cozy Dansko Lucie soothes the heels, supports the arches and makes room for the toes. Find the Dansko Lucie in euro sizes 36-42 (5.5-11.5) for $125 from Dansko.com, and Zappos.
Warm but not too warm!
Do your feet overheat uncomfortably in heavily-lined slippers? The Olukai Nohea slipper is lined with temperature-regulating sheepskin shearling for a cozy, not sweaty slipper experience! A removable merino wool insole offers moderate arch support and a “drop-in” heel allows converts the slipper into a slip-on. An added plus if you have balance or gait problems, the super-flat sole won’t trip you up and allows your foot to feel the floor. Find the Olukai Nohea slipper in whole sizes 5-11 (order up if between sizes) for $119.95 from Zappos and Nordstrom.
Danish company Glerups is a no-fuss, no-frills brand dedicated to quality hand-crafted wool slippers and booties. Customers love the non-scratchy, temperature-regulating wool uppers that follow the shape of the foot from toe to heel. Although arch support is minimal, feel free to order up and add your own! Glerups wool booties are available in women’s sizes 5-12 and men’s sizes 7-13 for $125 from Zappos.
No need to give up the comfort and support of Chaco sandals when cooler weather blows up, the Chaco Ramble Fluff has you covered. A fleece upper and lining sits atop Chaco’s signature arch-supporting LUVSEAT™ footbed. The toe box is generous and an adjustable instep strap provides a secure fit. The grippy EVA outsole ensures safe passage down slippery sidewalks to grab the mail or walk the dog. Find the Chaco Ramble Fluff in sizes 6-11 from $80 from Zappos and Chacos.com.
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