The Best Slippers for Men
Ain't nothing quite like the warmth of a woman, but a pair of the best slippers in the land isn't a bad second for men who want to keep toasty and cozy this winter. At least from the ankles down.
Here you'll find men's slippers with soles hard and soft. Slippers with interiors spongy and synthetic, as well as those wooly and au naturel. Slippers with uppers crafted for traipsing through snow from tent to campfire on a January adventure, or through a pile of laundry from bed to kitchen during a New Year's hangover.
Here are my picks for the best slippers for men.
Sorel Manawan Slippers
I can find something nice to say about pretty much any shoe that comes out of the Sorrel wheelhouse. They're always warm, durable, quality shoes that last and, like many of my best slippers choices, the Manawan edition has a rubberized sole so you don't have to change out of them to run outside to get your package deliveries or chase after the ice cream man before he drives away.
Sorel gives the Manawan uppers the suede treatment, with a wool blend lining guaranteed to keep slipper residents so warm their concern will shift from frozen toe to foot sweats.
Dockers Douglas Ultra-Light Moccasin Slippers
Another indoor-outdoor soled slipper, Dockers also rings in at a great value, in addition to a quality choice. Their low-top Moccasin design does leave ankles more exposed than the Sorels, but this also make the Douglas mocs look more like loafers than slippers in case you want to wear them a little farther than the end of the driveway.
Monty Python Killer Rabbit Slippers
Beware ye who enter the the Cave of Caerbannog without backup in the form of cozy, yet stylish, footwear. Officially licensed by Monty Python - with a snarl-and-sap of approval from the Killer Rabbit himself - these snaggletoothed homicidal bunny slippers have a vicious streak a mile wide and a plush belly 98.6 degrees warm.
TI:ME Leather Sneaker Slippers
They're slippers disguised as sneakers. They're a cloak of precise design and contemporary style covering the ultimate in coziness and comfort. They're what James Bond wears to get the mail and make beer runs. And now you can too.
Total comfort and relaxation without looking like a hobbit. This is the objective of TI:ME slippers. Though, as a proud owner of my own pair, I would contend that the soft-soled, plush-lined, yoga-matted, walking-on-Air Jordans go one step beyond saving me from the hobbit foot aesthetic: the high-performance sneaker slippers pretty much hide all indications that I'm wearing slippers at all. I look...normal. You know, like every other average dude who can't consistently hit a jumper or run up an down the court more than 4 times without feeling lightheaded, but who still thinks he's LeBron from the ankles down.
Slippers are the most no-fail gift ever especially when you can stick them in the microwave to make them exceptionally warm and cozy. And especially when they're extra plush and soft to the touch. And especially, especially when they come in colors Chewbacca and Wampa (click here for Wampa).
Teva Ember Moc Slippers
Teva's Ember Moc slippers might have Dad Joke written all over them, but Dad doesn't care. He wants some. Teva says they're like sleeping bags for your feet. Who can resist sleeping bags for your feet?! Not Dad.
The slip-on Mocs have comfy quilted stitch details on the top, with polyester overlays around the toe box perimeter for some very basic water and mud protection. The shoes' rib knit collars remind me of the sleeves to the winter coat I had in elementary school, which provides further evidence that a pair in - hmmm, Picante or Winter Moss? - is probably on Dad's Christmas list.
Fur-Lined Winter Slipper Boots
These slipper boots venture the furthest into the shoe sphere, with full outdoor wear functionality. The line of "bootie" cuts is also unisex, not just for men. Interiors are fully lined with fake fur, and the outers have non-slip soles and water-resistant uppers.
UGG Men's Ascot Slipper
UGG! These slippers take a direct hit at the wallet. But some would say it's a fair price to pay for the Australian superstars, which will bring any man who owns them years' worth of wear. UGG's Ascot Slippers combine 100% leather outers with pure sheep wool interior linings from the Down Under. A molded rubber outsole accommodates indoor and outdoor wear.
Fleece Memory Foam Slippers
HomeTop is lesser known brand with a...thriftier...option for slipper purchasers. But while the name might not be there, the value remains - these fleece memory foam slippers get high marks from their owners for their cushy, spongy footbeds, plus a water-absorbing lining that keeps feet cozy without overheating, or getting gooey between the toes with sweat.
Baffin Base Camp Slipper
For the man of adventure...even if that adventure really only entails taking the garbage to the curb in 2 feet of snow. Baffin's Base Camp Slipper is an ultra-hi-top made specifically for "slippering" while mountaineering, camping, or hitting the cabin in the winter. The booties have Cordura nylon reinforcements, nylon uppers, and faux shearling lining. A drawcord locks the slippers both on top and at the instep to keep them on your feet even when ground conditions try to rip them off.