It’s time to do some sole-searching. By that, I mean looking for a new pair of slippers that will assure you warmth and comfort in the confides of your own home (and even in the snowy beyond). From moccasins to slip-ons to faux fur, we’ve toasty-tested a gross amount of men’s slippers to find the warmest, most durable, and fashion-forward pairs to really get you into the holiday spirit.
The only question that remains: How many pairs will you need?
UGG Ascot Leather Short – $170
Classic and unbelievably toasty, UGG’s perennial ace is the clean and refined Ascot Leather Short slipper, rendered in full-grain leather and lined with natural wool. No surprise it’s a best-seller year-over-year. Don’t want to slip them off? Heck, wear them into the office on Casual Friday thanks to the durable rubber sole. (Haters can hate.)
Derek Rose Men’s Open-Back Slipper – $195
This is an iconic house slipper with no heel, refined with a super-soft suede upper and sheepskin inner — plus a bit of cushioning to lighten the load. Derek Rose has truly hit the balance between minimalism and cozy comfort. This season we’re digging the Douglas Sheepskin Navy color, which would go great with a new pure silk Tasseled Belt Robe (hint hint).
Sorel Dude Moc – $85
It’s no surprise that winter boot behemoth Sorel has provided a cozy slipper — and yet, this ain’t your ordinary slipper. Sure, it’s got a comfy wool/acrylic blend faux shearling lining and removable molded EVA footbed covered with said faux shearling, but Sorel can’t kick its habit of adding a gnarly outsole, as seen in the waterproof vulcanized rubber shell. Also, we love this fresh yet rustic colorway.
Porsche Design Monaco Velours – $409
If you weren’t already sold at the words, “Porsche Design,” maybe you’ll swoon over this modern rendition of the driving moccasin, especially if you celebrate the holidays in a not-to-frigid climate (i.e. California) or head south for the winter (hello, Mexico!). Highly comfortable and easy to slip into, Monaco Velours uses a rubber injection sole with a tire trace design that also covers the heel for stunning driving comfort. The clean upper is soft velours leather with a denim optic.
Giesswein Kramsach – $88
Made in Austria (enough said), Giesswein’s Kramsach is defined by its high ankle coverage and sock-like snug fit. The brand turns to its natural surroundings when making the slippers, using natural crossbred wool and an anti-rip sole of natural rubber. Bonus: They’re machine washable (but don’t put in the dryer).
L.L. Bean Wicked Good Slippers – $89
While many slippers make use of faux sheepskin and shearling, L.L. Bean laughed at the concept and sought the real-deal fluff. The reasoning? Genuine shearling apparel is renowned for its insulating qualities and draws moisture away from your feet to keep them chill-free (and never clammy!). So, it was a no-brainer. Wicked Good slippers need wicked good insulation.
Gucci Princetown Velvet – $890
Every man can pull off Gucci’s Princetown Velvet if they’re confident enough. And you might be surprised to find that sliding into these luxury slippers will transform your attitude. Not only do they toast your toes with fully-lined lamb fur, but you’ll be walking around the house feeling like royalty. And if anyone laughs, just tell them it’s called fashion, honey, look it up.
Acorn Removable Sheepkin Insoles – $15
We say, turn any damn shoes into a slipper! Or, if you’re terribly attached to your 10-year-old slippers that have worn down so much you can feel the floor, simply add a new insole for a low-cost update. These genuine sheepskin insoles are backed with flexible EVA base layers, and their contoured 12mm arches give you improved comfort and support. Which means more money for Scotch — win!
Article originally published by Bryan Holt on December 12, 2016. Last updated by Jahla Seppanen on December 1, 2017.