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Slip into the coziest house shoes. Most Comfortable Womens Slippers
Sometimes, all your tired, achy feet need is the sweet relief of warm, cozy slippers. Going barefoot — especially on hardwood floors — can wreak havoc on your feet and joints because there's no shock absorption. The good news is that if you're feeling pain in your knees or feet, wearing slippers at home can help.
Rather than trot barefoot on cold flooring, track dirty outdoor shoes inside or slip around in fuzzy socks, we found the cushiest and best slippers for women you can comfortably pad around in. These footwear picks include top recommendations from our Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab experts who found something for everyone and popular styles with positive online reviews.
Our pros researched dozens of slippers for women and reviewed them for features like style, materials, ease of cleaning, user feedback and more. That includes practical styles with extra arch support and fur-lined options that keep feet nice and toasty once temperatures drop.
You can read more about how we typically evaluate slippers and our consumer testing process at the end of this article — plus everything you need to consider when slipping into a new pair of slippers for men and women.
Selling more than 4 million pairs of these moccasins in the past five years, L.L. Bean has people flocking to these true-to-size slip-ons lined with cozy shearling and decked out with a suede outer and a durable rubber sole. While they're on the pricey side, several GH testers reached for the pair as soon as the temperature dipped cooler, with one saying they were "softer and more comfortable than the slippers I usually wear." For the warmest possible pair, try the Wicked Slippers version that looks more like a bootie.
Sizes: 5 to 11; medium and wide | Colors: 10 | Materials listed: Suede, memory foam, shearling and rubber sole
Cozy slippers don't have to be costly. This machine-washable pair on Amazon is a steal at under $25. The slides use synthetic materials (like faux wool fleece), which helps keep costs down. They also have memory foam in the footbed, so they'll comfortably mold to your foot's shape. Just note that a few users said they run a bit small, so it's best to size up if you're in-between sizes.
Sizes: 5 to 12 | Colors: Nine | Materials listed: Faux fleece, memory foam and rubber sole
Like clouds on your feet, these fleece slippers' memory foam footbed also had reviewers attesting as much (plus, they're machine washable). It includes a rubber sole for traction and a closed back to keep feet secure, unlike slip-on slides. Some shoppers said these run small, so we recommend sizing up.
Sizes: 5 to 12 | Colors: 22 | Materials listed: Faux fur, suede and rubber sole
UGG is best known for its insanely comfortable boots, and these slippers use the same cozy materials: sheep shearling lining, a wool insole, suede outer fabric and a durable yet lightweight outsole. They're convenient to slip on hands-free, and while the slippers are technically for indoor use, the brand says they're durable enough to wear as outdoor shoes if you prefer.
Sizes: 5 to 12 | Colors: 13 | Materials listed: Sheepskin lining, wool, suede and rubber sole
Like any shoe, slippers aren't one size fits all. Those who suffer from plantar fasciitis or have flat feet can find some solace in these slippers with built-in arch support to help prevent pronation, plus a foam footbed for cushioning. Thousands of reviewers swear by them and even say they've helped relieve foot pain. The slippers have a Velcro-like closure, so you can get your best fit and the polyester terrycloth fabric feels soft, though it may show signs of wear quicker, per online reviews. We also tried the Orthaheel style (with the same footbed), and testers unanimously found them very supportive and cushioning.
Sizes: 5 to 12 | Colors: 23 | Materials listed: Terrycloth and rubber sole
If fluff is what you're after, these Amazon Essentials slippers are a favorite among our pros. GH Textiles Senior Analyst Emma Seymour compliments its "insanely soft" faux fur material, and the open toe box keeps things breathable. Not to mention, the footbed feels squishy when walking around. The grip outsole makes it a practical pair, too, preventing slips while indoors and outdoors. Fresh out the box, however, they shed a bit, says Seymour.
Sizes: 5 to 12 | Colors: Five | Materials listed: Faux fur and rubber sole
Considered one of the most comfortable shoes we've ever tried, Hush Puppies impressed yet again in the slipper department. Not a far departure from the brand's everyday offerings, this comfy pair is wrapped in the same stain-resistant suede that our Lab analysts spilled coffee and red wine on — both liquids beaded and rolled off the surface without staining (though the material is less resistant to oil-based stains). Testers rated the shoes high for cushioning and support, with one calling the supportive foam footbed "cloud-like." Plus, they have a thick rubber sole, so you can traipse outside, too.
Sizes: 6 to 12 | Colors: 5 | Materials listed: WorryFree Suede, faux fur, memory foam and rubber sole
Double down on the puffer trend with these surprisingly practical slippers designed by The North Face. Available in tons of colors and styles, the pair has a fuzzy, soft lining with a rip-stop polyester upper that the brand claims is resistant to water, in case you need to quickly trek outside during light rain. We appreciate that the thick rubber sole provides traction for walking around outside. In our evaluations, this pair ran a bit small, so we recommend sizing an entire digit up.
Sizes: 7 to 14 | Colors: 13 | Materials listed: Ripstop polyester, synthetic insulation and rubber sole
Whether you're dealing with warm temperatures or are prone to sweaty feet, these flip flops offer the comfort of a slipper while letting feet breathe. The lining feels soft and cozy, and there's a foam footbed, so they're more supportive on hardwood floors than a regular pair of flip flops. Though not everyone will feel comfortable wearing thongs.
Sizes: 5 to 12 | Colors: 7 | Materials listed: Memory foam and "coral velvet"
While technically not slippers, these look and feel just as cozy as house shoes – i.e. you can get away with wearing them for everyday use, which can substantiate the higher price. In fact, when we reviewed Allbirds, testers on our panel gave this pair perfect scores for comfort. They also loved that the pair is machine washable. The shoes are made with Merino wool, which feels softer than regular wool and has temperature-regulating capabilities to prevent overheating.
Sizes: 5 to 11 | Colors: 4 | Materials listed: Merino wool and SweetFoam midsole
Envision these tailored mocs on your feet as you nestle beside the fireplace. While they look great as-is, you can add a monogram as a personalized gift for an extra $8. Its plush faux fur lining and foam footbed cradles feet, while the rubber sole helps prevent skids. Grab a pair for the whole family, thanks to variations for both men and kids. Keep in mind, the sizing runs small, per online reviews.
Sizes: 6 to 11; medium and wide | Colors: Seven | Materials listed: Suede, faux fur, foam and rubber sole
Venture into gym locker rooms often or simply want a more breathable slipper? These slides come straight from the brand known for its recovery-friendly designs. In our tests, we found that they kept feet cool without sacrificing comfort. One GH tester said they eased their legs after running, while another reported less knee pain since they'd started wearing them. You can also lean into the brand's more classic slippers with their fuzzy mule option that's ideal for colder weather.
Sizes: 3 to 14 | Colors: 17 | Materials listed: Proprietary OOfoam and synthetic sole
Perfect for any self-care enthusiasts looking to create a spa-like experience at home, these perfectly white (thankfully, machine-washable) slippers are made with Turkish cotton just like a luxurious bath towel. The waffle weave helps them dry quickly, so they won't stay soaked after hopping out of the shower or bath. Plus, they have a non-skid sole to prevent slips, though they may be best for indoor use.
Sizes: One size | Colors: One | Materials listed: Turkish cotton
No need to combine socks with slippers — these Bombas lounge socks have got you covered. Lined with soft fabric and added grippers on the sole, this slipper-sock hybrid gives you the same fuzzy feeling of socks without the slipping and sliding on hardwood floors. What's more, our testers found them warm and comfortable — though, sometimes too warm, which could potentially make feet sweaty, so you may wait to break them out for winter months.
Sizes: 7 to 15 | Colors: Four | Materials listed: Acrylic, nylon, wool, rayon, polyester, spandex and silicone
A furry take on classic Crocs, these slides offer the same comfiness synonymous of the brand with the addition of a cozy liner. It's decked out with a slight platform lift and seven holes for customizing with Jibbitz charms. On that note, there are 16 fun styles to choose from, including neutrals, pastels and patterns (like rainbow fur or glitter outers). Designed with a relaxed fit, the brand recommends going an entire size up.
Sizes: 4 to 17 | Colors: 16 | Materials listed: EVA sole
With the sheer amount of slipper options out there, we combed through the most popular slippers online. Our esteemed Textiles, Paper and Apparel Lab pros then considered pairs based on material, style, support and durability before testing out a select number of contenders to further evaluate. Good Housekeeping Institute analysts assessed the construction of each and also surveyed our panel of consumer testers for their perspectives on the cushioning, support, fit, comfort and traction of each. The final list includes both top performers in our tests as well as popular brands accompanied by high ratings and real reviews.
If you're after warmth, inner lining makes all the difference. Prioritize sole type if you want something with a bit more traction when walking around. It all whittles down to personal preference, but here are the common specs to keep in mind when searching for slippers:
✔️ Materials: There are tons of fabrics out there, including plush cotton to smooth suedes. Here are the most common types in slippers:
✔️ Style: Most slippers cover the front of the foot while leaving the heel exposed. Those who want something with a bit more coverage and perhaps height can opt for clog or boat shoe styles. If your feet run warm, slides keep things breathable, while still offering good support.
Product Reviews Analyst Grace Wu weighed in on the picks we included above. Regularly testing various types of footwear (from hiking boots to boots for women), she informed this best slippers guide with Lab-tested pairs. Wu also lent her extensive knowledge of materials science and fiber science to offer advice on what to look for in slippers.
Commerce Editor Jacqueline Saguin closely collaborated with Wu to source expert recommendations and commentary. Executive Director Lexie Sachs wrote this original round-up, leveraging her own years-long expertise within the footwear space.
Lexie Sachs (she/her) is the executive director of the Textiles, Paper and Apparel Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute, where she researches, tests and reports on fabric-based products ranging from sheets, mattresses and towels to bras, fitness apparel and other clothing. She also evaluates luggage, rain gear, disposable paper goods and baby products. Lexie has more than 15 years of experience in the textiles industry and a degree in fiber science from Cornell University. Prior to joining GH in 2013, she worked in merchandising and product development in the fashion and home industries.
Jacqueline (she/her) covers all things e-commerce in beauty, lifestyle and beyond for the Good Housekeeping Institute. Before joining GH in 2021, she was a style and beauty reviews fellow at Insider, testing viral trends, reviewing sustainable brands and more. She's a graduate of the University of Florida's School of Journalism, with a specialty in magazines and mass communication.
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