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The 13 Best Closed-Toe Slippers to Keep Your Feet Snug and Happy Around the House

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As a kid, I would constantly run around the house barefoot. It only took 20+ years of patient reminding by my parents combined with the "unexplainable" aches and pains of adulthood to understand the importance of supportive (and stylish!) slippers. No shade to anyone who swears by their sandals, but for me, there’s nothing quite like sliding into a pair of cozy, closed-toe slippers. Especially with winter right around the corner, a closed-toe style feels less like a personal preference and more like a must-have.

Whether you’re looking for arch-supportive slippers fit for long periods of standing, clogs that can go from the couch to cocktails, or a fur-lined option which that keep feet trendy and toasty, these are the 13 best closed toe-slippers for cozying up in. No cold feet here!

Best closed-toe slippers, at a glance:

Best overall

vionic gemma slippers in green
Vionic, Gemma Mule Slippers — $70.00

Available sizes: 5-12, in 13 different colors.

These podiatrist-approved slippers tick off all our boxes for closed-toe slippers. They’re designed with an EVA midsole that reduces stress on knees, ankles, and feet, making them extra shock absorbing against hard surfaces.. The closed-toe mule design has a terrycloth lining (and comes in tons of fun colors!) for that spa-like feel, but with the convenient addition of an adjustable hook-and-loop closure to help achieve a perfect fit.

Pros

Contoured arch support
Anti-bacterial and odor-resistant
Adjustable hook-and-loop closure

Cons

Not machine-washable


Runner up

ugg tasman slippers
Ugg, Tasman Slipper — $100.00

Available sizes: 5-12, in eight different colors.

These closed-toe Ugg slippers dominate social media feeds for very good reason. The suede slip-on combines a super soft sheepskin and up-cycled wool lining with a thick (yet lightweight) outsole that is comfortable as it is stylish. Whether you’re stepping out for coffee or lounging on the couch, you’ll want these babies on your feet.

Pros

Durable sole can withstand the outdoors
Plush lining
Lightweight

Cons

Require some breaking in
Reviewers say they run small


Best clogs

birkenstock zermatt
Birkenstock, Zermatt Slippers — $100.00

Available sizes: 5-10.5 in half sizes and six different colors.

Birkenstocks are known for their iconic cork/latex footbed that only gets more comfortable with time. The same is true of the brand’s Zermatt closed toe slipper—its first-ever slipper model that doubles down on warmth and coziness with a wool material and soft shearling lining (which also happens to be moisture-wicking.) These cuddle-ready clogs will make cold feet a thing of the past.

Pros

Cork/latex footbed shapes to your feet
Shearling lining keeps feet warm
Even weight distribution

Cons

Reviewers say they run small
Difficult to keep clean

Best for WFH

birdies phoebe
Birdies, The Phoebe — $85.00

Available sizes: 5-12

Our senior commerce editor quickly found that going around barefoot as she worked from home felt…weird. It’s not super healthy for your feet, but besides that—she felt a bit unraveled. Since she lives in LA, Uggs are sometimes too warm, so when she found The Phoebe slippers from Birdies, she knew they were her “glass slipper” she’d been searching for. Snuggly, comfortable, and chic AF, this slipper is ideal for wearing at home when you want to look put together. Can co-workers see what shoes you’re wearing? No. But your outfit feels more cohesive (and they look really cute for when you’re taking the trash out, running to the grocery store for baking soda, or have a friend over).

Made of vegan faux fur and vegan velvet, these come in four colors, including two seasonal shades that are worthy of a holiday party. With seven layers of cloud-like comfort (and memory foam cushioning that means zero break-in time) and no-slip soles, these slippers are worth every penny.

Pros:

Sleek
Non-slip
Outdoor-friendly
Made with vegan material
Cushioned
Comes with tiny (15mm) heel
Free shipping and returns

Cons:

Pricey
Runs on the narrow side
You’re better off sizing up a half-size

 


Best for travel

hometap memory foam slippers
HomeTop, Memory Foam Loafer Slippers — $21.00

Available sizes: 5/6-11/12 in seven different colors.

If a closed toe just isn’t cutting it and you’re wanting for more coverage, these loafer slippers will wrap your feet in a warm (but never sweaty) curly fleece. They’re made with a memory-foam footbed that coddles feet from toe to heel, and rubber soles that offer the perfect amount of grip for trotting around the house. They can even be folded down and packed away without bulkiness, making them a must-have for holiday travel.

Pros

Memory foam sole offers a comfortable fit
Foldable
Lightweight
Moisture-wicking

Cons
Run small
May require breaking in


Most classic

parachute Classic Turkish Cotton Slipper
Parachute, Classic Turkish Cotton Slipper — $39.00

Available sizes: XS-XL in white or stone.

For fans of the classics, Parachute’s Turkish Cotton Slippers are an elevated take on the posh hotel slippers you’re always tempted to stash in your carry-on. The lightweight, closed-toe slipper is wrapped in a super soft cotton terry and padded for extra bliss—perfect for lazy Sundays at home. While white may not be the most low maintenance color choice, these timeless slip ons make up for it by being machine washable. They’re a no-frills style that doesn’t skimp on comfort.

Pros

Lightweight
Comfortable padding
Machine washable

Cons

Lack arch support
Reviewers say they run big


Best furry option

l.l.bean slippers
L.L.Bean, Wicked Good Shearling-Lined Slides — $92.00

Available sizes: 6-11 in brown.

L.L.Bean sells a pair of these furry closed toe slippers every 3 seconds in December (peak winter season), which means that they must live up to their “wickedly good” name. Designed with a warm and fuzzy lambswool shearling lining, sliding into these bad boys is nothing short of a holiday miracle.

Pros

Good traction
Durable construction
Moisture wicking
Cozy lining

Cons

Some reviewers say the sole is stiff
Not as secure


Best slipper-sock

bombas womens gripper slippers
Bombas, Gripper Slipper — $45.00

Available sizes: XS-L in four colors.

If you’re more of a sock person, Bombas’ sock-slipper hybrids were made for you. The Gripper Slippers are made of a thick and stretchy knit that effortlessly glides on like your favorite tube socks, and fashioned with a soft lining that helps lock in warmth. To help prevent any slipping and sliding, the “sole” of the slipper is made up of sticky silicone grips.

Pros

Non-slip grips
Snug and comfortable fit
Compact
Machine washable

Cons

Limited durability and support.


Best fashion statement

patricia green daisy slipper
Patricia Green, Daisy Slipper — $50.00

Available sizes: S-XL in five colors.

If Audrey Hepburn circa Breakfast at Tiffany’s were a slipper, I’d be willing to wager she’d look something like these faux fur slip ons by Patricia Green. The luxe closed toe slippers are every bit as comfortable as they are fashionable, featuring a soft, cushioned footbed and durable rubber sole. Reviewers love the streamlined look that isn’t bulky, and the whimsical touch of the pom of course!

Pros

Cushioned footbed
Whimsical pom accent
Sleek design

Cons

Limited sizing


Most luxe

Mou, Bounce Clog - Curly Sheepskin — $255.00

Available sizes: EU 36-41 in five colors.

Go on, treat yourself. These swanky slippers from Mou earn a “Most Luxe” title from us thanks to their hygge style, materials, and feel. New for the 2022 fall/winter season, the Bounce clogs sport the snuggliest sheepskin you’ll ever get your feet into. The brand elevates its traditional outsole with shock-absorbing EVA foam that feels like heaven to walk on. Combined with the padded leather lining, and you might leave ’em on long past winter.

Pros:

Stylish
Foot-friendly materials
Ultra-warm

Cons:
Expensive
Not waterproof


Best slingback

vionic aleah slipper
Vionic, Aleah Slipper — $90.00

Available sizes: 5-11 in three colors.

The Aleah Slipper delivers the same, foot-friendly design we’ve come to expect from Vionic, with the added benefit of a back strap that ensures a secure and comfortable fit. The closed-toe slipper features a contoured footbed for better arch support, and a deep heel cup to help realign your stride. “I’m a teacher who is always on their feet,” writes one 5-star reviewer, “these slippers save my feet every night!” Sold!

Pros

Shock absorbing
Arch support
Slingback ensures a secure fit
Anti-bacterial and odor-resistant footbed
Machine washable
Durable soles can withstand the outdoors

Cons

May take some time to break in


Best slingback

vionic aleah slipper
Vionic, Aleah Slipper — $90.00

Available sizes: 5-11 in three colors.

The Aleah Slipper delivers the same, foot-friendly design we’ve come to expect from Vionic, with the added benefit of a back strap that ensures a secure and comfortable fit. The closed-toe slipper features a contoured footbed for better arch support, and a deep heel cup to help realign your stride. “I’m a teacher who is always on their feet,” writes one 5-star reviewer, “these slippers save my feet every night!” Sold!

Pros

Shock absorbing
Arch support
Slingback ensures a secure fit
Anti-bacterial and odor-resistant footbed
Machine washable
Durable soles can withstand the outdoors

Cons

May take some time to break in


Best antimicrobial

Sasawashi Room Shoes
Morihata, Sasawashi Room Shoes — $70.00

Available sizes: S-XL

Let’s be real—walking around the house in your street shoes is pretty nasty. Enter, the Sasawashi slippers from Morihata, which let you pad around germ-free. Inspired by the Japanese ritual of removing your shoes before entering a home, these slippers are designed to be worn indoors, keeping your feet and space clean and tidy. They’re made from sasawashi fabric, which is made from washi paper and plant fibers, and beloved for its antimicrobial, odor-resistant qualities. Just note: They’re made for indoor use only. Wearing them outside on rough surfaces can damage their soles over time.

Pros:

Antimicrobial and odor-absorbing
Lightweight
Anti-pilling

Cons:

Limited support
Limited sizing
Unlined, so might not be the most warm


Best antimicrobial

Sasawashi Room Shoes
Morihata, Sasawashi Room Shoes — $70.00

Available sizes: S-XL

Let’s be real—walking around the house in your street shoes is pretty nasty. Enter, the Sasawashi slippers from Morihata, which let you pad around germ-free. Inspired by the Japanese ritual of removing your shoes before entering a home, these slippers are designed to be worn indoors, keeping your feet and space clean and tidy. They’re made from sasawashi fabric, which is made from washi paper and plant fibers, and beloved for its antimicrobial, odor-resistant qualities. Just note: They’re made for indoor use only. Wearing them outside on rough surfaces can damage their soles over time.

Pros:

Antimicrobial and odor-absorbing
Lightweight
Anti-pilling

Cons:

Limited support
Limited sizing
Unlined, so might not be the most warm


Best for indoors/outdoors

subu indoor/outdoor slippers
Subu, Indoor/Outdoor Slipper — $60.00

Available sizes: 5-13.5 in half sizes in black or red.

These closed-toe slippers are like puffer coats for your feet. Made with a water-resistant teflon coated exterior, a fuzzy fleece lining, and thick soles that offer plenty of traction, these durable slip-ons are a go-to for staying warm and toasty while outdoors. “I’ve tried so many different brands of slippers,” says one 5-star reviewer, “and the Subu are by far the best.”

Pros

Water resistant
Lightweight
Outdoor-friendly
Cushioned insole
Easy to clean

Cons

May run large for some

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