If you’re a guy looking for a pair of slippers to add to your shoe collection, read on to see our top picks.
A lot of men these days don’t have a proper pair of comfortable slippers. I’m a recent convert myself, and I’m still not sure why it took me so long to acquire such an essential.
After all, we all love wearing the cozy complimentary slippers at hotels.
We’re rounding up the five best slippers for men, some of which you can even wear outdoors.
If you don’t like being barefoot indoors, they’re a better option than wearing your dirty shoes around the house. They’re also a better option than wearing a new pair of socks every day. And as working from home becomes more common, multiple pairs may be in order.
Short on time? Here are our top three picks for the best slippers for men you can buy right now:
Read on for more info and the complete list…
Best House Slippers for Men
Here they are in no particular order…
Beckett Simonon Larsen Slippers
Beckett Simonon is known for their small-batch efficiency, which allows them to serve up premium full-grain leather at low prices. The Larsen Slippers are built with pebbled leather which gives it a luxurious appearance, but also makes it abrasion-resistant.
The soles are made of nap-textured suede that’s durable and grippy, but doesn’t scuff up your floors like an outdoor leather shoe might. It’s also water-repellent, which unlike socks, saves you from the discomfort of stepping into a wet spot.
The vamp is a bit large, more like an indoor slipper and less like an outdoor leather mocassin. If you aren’t used to indoor leather slippers, this might seem off at first. However, the point is to provide a relaxed fit, so you can slip in and out of them comfortably.
Remember that Beckett Simonon’s small-batch manufacturing sometimes means a longer wait time from order to delivery. However, their customer service team gets rave reviews for their transparency regarding order status and ease of size exchanges.
Minnetonka Double Bottom Fleece Slipper
The fleece lining keeps your feet warm but won’t overheat them, since the overall design uses a traditionally light and flexible moccasin template. Minnetonka is a heritage brand that’s been around since 1946. They’re known for tried-and-true craftsmanship that’s effectively trend-resistant.
The bottoms have two layers of suede soft soles, which means it’s durable without compromising the flexible fit. Initially, the sides will have a tighter hug on your foot and will eventually stretch out. However, since there’s no hard architecture to it, even the break-in period is cushy.
Basically, it’ll go from comfortable to more comfortable.
Style-wise, the traditional design isn’t without character. The suede texture and stitching makes it look as cozy as it feels, and the red flannel interior is a nice touch too.
Since these slippers are so soft and ductile though, keep them in the great indoors where they belong. Even if you’re just running out for a few seconds to grab the paper, I recommend putting some suede protector on it.
If you’re interested, you can see our review of a couple of Minnetonka products here.
Rhodes Footwear Leather House Shoe
The Rhodes House Shoe boasts a sleek silhouette and a full-grain leather construction that’s surprisingly high-quality for an indoor slipper. You can probably keep a pair of these under your desk at work for days that you don’t have important meetings.
The back of the slipper is raised slightly to keep your foot in place, but it isn’t so high that you can’t easily slip in and out of it. Moreover, like a proper dress shoe, the uppers have a clean leather piping, and the leather develops a patina over time. There’s even an embossed logo at the heel.
This is definitely one of the more formal looking slippers, but it’s still a house shoe. The leather footbed molds to the exact shape of your foot for perfect, personalized comfort with or without socks.
The leather outsole comes with thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) inlays, which is an elastic material that’s strong and light like plastic, but bouncy like rubber. This combination adds optimum traction and slip-resistance.
The Rhodes Leather House Shoe comes in brown or tan. The tan version is monochromatic, while the brown version features a lighter sole color than the upper.
Glerups is a Danish shoe company that specializes in felt construction. Their slip-ons come in either a natural rubber or calfskin leather sole, each made for indoor and outdoor use.
Glerups wool is 100% natural, an in-house combination of Danish Gotland wool with high-quality white wool from New Zealand. The resulting material is extra warm and moisture absorbing. While the upper is made of one layer of this special felt, the footbed is built with two layers for extra soft cushioning.
This wool construction makes these slippers exceedingly pliant, giving them an impressive flexibility-to-sturdiness ratio.
They feature a simple understated clog shape and come in several colors. In fact, the leather sole version comes in a whopping 11 color variations, including lime green, orange, purple, and cranberry.
Greys Outdoor Slipper Boot
These slippers are different from the rest of the roundup in that they’re made specifically for the outdoors. With its reinforced leather tab though, they’re just as easy to slip in and out of as backless mule-designed slippers.
They’re also as cozy as indoor slippers thanks to their temperature-regulating wool uppers. This makes the shoe naturally breathable, moisture-wicking, and mercifully odor-resistant so you don’t have to wear them with socks.
The two elements that qualify the Greys Slipper Boot as a true outdoor shoe are the rubber sole and the stub-proof toe box. Regardless, both features are helpful inside of the house too, particularly if you’re getting up in the middle of the night and all the lights are off.
Aesthetically, it looks a bit like a low-profile Chelsea with a lot of texture. It’s undoubtedly a comfort shoe, but its clean and handsome silhouette would pair well with fitted jeans.
Looking for something office friendly? Go for the full-grain leather Rhodes House Shoe. If you’re lounging around during a lazy Sunday, the Minnentonka’s fleece lining is like a hug for your foot, and they’d look great with your robe.
With the right pair of slippers, you can really level up your indoor comfort game in basically every situation.