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Published on December 29th, 2015 | by Kirsten Borrink

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Most Comfortable Slippers for Cozy & Warm Winter Toes

When fuzzy slipper socks just don’t cut it on your hard wood floors and your feet ache from heel to toe, it’s time for a pair of big girl slippers. See the five most comfortable slippers chosen by the Barking Dog for foot problems like plantar fasciitis, over-pronation and forefoot pain. Two slippers feature removable footbeds to accommodate orthotics. I’ve included some affordable options also.

most comfortable slippers

  1. Acorn Wearabout with Firmcore: When you need the support of your favorite loafer, but like the warmth of a slipper. I’d recommend this slipper for those that suffer from plantar fasciitis or hallux limitus. The footbed and sole are structured offering enhanced arch support and a deep heel cup. If you like soft and fluffy, this is not the slipper for you. The Acorn Wearabout fits snug and only comes in whole sizes, so order up if you’re a half size. $37-75 at Amazon, $75 at Zappos, $55.99 at 6pm.com.

most comfortable slippers

2. Daniel Green Melly: If you like a pillowy, cloud-like feel to your slipper, than the Melly is a great choice. A latex-cushioned footbed and a warm fleece lining provide comfort on hard, cold surfaces. You can even make a quick trip to the mailbox in the Melly due to its durable outsole. If you have wide feet, you’ll be happy to hear that this slipper is available in wide widths. We’re happy to have this one on the list of most comfortable slippers, especially at these prices – $39.95 at Zappos, $12-40 at Amazon,

most comfortable slippers

3. Drew Brandi: The Cadillac of house slippers. Drew makes diabetic-friendly footwear, incorporating extra depth to accommodate an orthotic or swollen feet, hammertoes, bunions. The insole is removable but you may find you like it as is with its multi-density Ultron cushioning. A steel shank supports the arch and promotes stability. A cork-infused rubber sole allows for outdoor use. I’d recommend the Brandi for plantar fasciitis sufferers, those that need enhanced arch support and for those that must wear custom orthotics. Available in narrow to extra wide widths,  whole and half sizes to 12. $99.95 at Shoebuy, free shipping and exchanges. $91.99 at OnlineShoes.com, free shipping and exchanges, $74-111 at Amazon.

most comfortable slippers

4. Giesswein Vent. Beautiful Austrian-made slippers with remarkable support and warmth. The Vent features double layered boiled wool which is naturally water-resistant and temperature-regulating. Online customers praise the Giesswein Vent’s s arch support and soft, cushioned footbed (the arch support is “soft” not as rigid as the Drew Brandi or the Acorn Wearabout). The toggle allows for a custom fit around the ankle and a waterproof outsole allows for short outdoor use. $134 at Zappos, $133.95 at OnlineShoes.com, $117 at Amazon. If you love nature and wildlife as I do, check out Giesswein’s lovely collection of slippers featuring flora and fauna.

most comfortable slippers

5. Spenco Supreme Slide: Have you heard of Spenco insoles? They’re fantastic at relieving foot pain due to over-pronation, plantar fasciitis and metatarsal pain. This is their slipper with built-in orthotic support. If you have metatarsal (ball-of-foot) pain or Morton’s neuroma, I’d highly recommend this slipper as it provides extra cushioning at the forefoot. The Spenco Supreme is available in whole sizes 5-11. $79.99 at Zappos, $29.95-89.99 at Amazon.

*Affordable option: the Crocs Freesail clog with soft lining. I’ve always loved the cushion of Crocs Croslite on hard flooring. Plus, you can’t beat the price at under $30.

How about you? Do you have a suggestion for most comfortable slippers not on this list?  I imagine I’ll hear from Haflinger lovers as I didn’t include them!  Leave a comment and let us know.


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17 Responses to Most Comfortable Slippers for Cozy & Warm Winter Toes

  1. Lette says:

    Long term reader, thanks so much for a great blog!

    I got some Minnetonka shearling slippers a few years ago, and they had hardly any support and have literally split apart within two years. I did a lot of research on replacements, and ordered a few options including the LL Bean Wicked Good slippers, and several slippers that aren’t recommended on your post, plus a few different Halfinger options, thinking they were a long shot. Ordered for me and my husband (he has super flat feet and I have high arches), in a few sizes to make sure we got it right.

    We tried on the various options and quickly came to the decision that it was between LL Bean if we wanted fuzzy/warm but no support, or the Halfinger AT (original hardsole), boiled wool ones. Having had fuzzy slippers for ages, I thought the Haflingers were ridiculous, but I have to say they were comfortable very quickly.

    After a few days of wearing around the house, we both ended up keeping the Haflinger AT hardsole originals, and sending the rest back. I can’t speak to how long they last, but they stretch to accommodate weird toe shapes, and have significant arch support.

    • Kirsten says:

      I always love Haflinger. I feel like I talk about them a lot on my blog, so was suggesting some new options. But I have a pair of Haflinger Alice clogs and they’ve lasted me three winters, support my arches and provide room for my bad toes.

  2. Patti says:

    If you are looking for UGG type boots with arch support, check out Aetrex. They have short and tall shearling boots with arch support in camel and black. Absolutely heavenly! I wear them every day in the winter.

  3. Bette says:

    I’m a fan of Haflinger boiled wool slippers. They have a “soft” bit of arch support in some styles and none in others. I prefer the latter.

    When my feet ache at the end of the day, I’ve found that wearing compression socks really helps. I have a pair from TJM that were originally knee socks — I cut them off at the ankle and then again at the toes (right where the toe joins on to the foot — keeping enough sock that the ball of my foot is covered) — they basically form a foot and ankle sleeve (with no annoying binding like the ready-made ones that cost five times as much). That little bit of compression really helps my feet feel better. And b/c my toes are free, I can grip the floor. These are my preferred “slipper of choice.”

  4. Kristen says:

    I like FitFlop’s “The Cuddler.” I like FitFlops Gogh and this is basically the same thing in a slipper. There’s substantial cushioning between you and the floor, which provides long-term comfort for flat-footed people like myself. Currently on sale at Nordstrom’s for $59.90.

    • Kirsten says:

      Yes to “The Cuddler” by FitFlop, but I think they’re discontinuing them?

    • Cindy says:

      Agree–I have two pairs of Fitflops Gogh and love them. They’re also pretty easy to find online at a significant discount . . . I got mine online last year and paid <$40/pair.

    • ClaraT says:

      I love love love my Cuddlers. My toes get cold in the winter if I wear FitFlop sandals around the house. These have the same sole but a warm topper.

  5. Vickie says:

    I have worn Keen slippers with rubber soles for years. The insole is removable, and I insert an older pair of orthotics – perfect!

  6. Mary Anne says:

    I love the Vionic orthaheel slippers, I have had mine for about 3 years now and they still look and feel like new. The arch support is great, very helpful with heel spurs because of the deep heel cup, they are also very soft and cushy. I would highly recommend them.

  7. Jennifer says:

    I have a pair of wool felt Birkenstock Amsterdam clogs that are my inside shoes/slippers.

  8. Nelly says:

    What about a slipper to be at home in the summer, not wool or warm. I have problems with Metatarsalgia and Morton Neuroma pain in the ball of my foot and when the weather is hot I use flip flops which is not to good, I want slipper with ankle support.
    Thanks, I love your page.

  9. Kim says:

    I have a whole host of foot problems and love Haflinger slippers, EXCEPT that my big toes create holes in the top of the slipper. I manage to get extra wear out of them by sewing the holes by hand and then washing in the washer. I have done this with two pair, but I’m afraid I won’t be buying anymore at that price point, only to have to make repairs. Anyone who doesn’t have this “toe popping” problem should give them a try. I just wish I could wear them. Back to the drawing board. Thanks!

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