Whether you’re coming home from a long day and want something soft and supportive around your feet, or you just don’t like being barefoot in your home, sliding into a cozy pair of slippers always seems to make everything better. Washable slippers are especially great a choice when you want to keep your slippers from becoming gross while also lasting for a long time. Check out our top picks for the best washable slippers.
These washable slippers are made with a durable sole that can go anywhere. You’ll love that these slippers are available in 22 colorways.
Made from a cotton blend, these washable slippers feature a waffle design for breathability. The TPR rubber sole is anti-skid for added safety with a comfy cotton footbed in the interior.
These washable slippers range in size from small through extra-large or U.S. sizes 6.5 to 10.
Available in three colors, these washable slippers have a cozy fleece lining for added warmth along with a non-skid rubber outsole.
1. Which slippers are best for home use?
The best slippers are going to be the ones you find most comfortable. Slippers come in a variety of styles, making this a massive product category to navigate. If you prefer simplicity, you can’t go wrong with a pair of washable slippers. Usually, they feature a soft upper made from either cotton or faux suede or fur. But this is often paired with a memory foam insole and a non-skid sole, making them safe for walking around the house or up and down the stairs. They’re available in fully-enclosed or open-back styles.
2. Should you size up or down for slippers?
This will depend on the shoe manufacturer. While slippers are traditionally designed to have a looser, more relaxed fit, this isn’t always the case. Typically, the brand will outline in the product description whether or not shoppers should size up. If you prefer a loose style, size up. This is especially true if the brand relies on a sizing system that covers a range of sizes. For example, a size small is meant to cover U.S. sizes 5 and 6. In this scenario, if you’re a size six, you might be concerned that the slippers will be too tight. To avoid that issue, opt for the next largest size.
3. What slippers do podiatrists recommend?
Specific brand recommendations may vary but, in general, podiatrists usually recommend slippers — and outdoor shoes — that meet certain criteria for optimal foot support. This will include a sturdy non-skid sole that minimizes the chances of you slipping on smooth surfaces like tile or linoleum. They also recommend a shoe with a supportive insole like memory foam as this ensures that the entire lower surface of your foot is properly aligned. Similarly, you might get a recommendation for a breathable upper such as cotton that helps to prevent sweat or moisture from building up as you wear them.
4. Are memory foam slippers good for your feet?
In a word, yes. Memory foam is specifically ideal for keeping the body in proper alignment. This is why you’ll often find memory foam as a go-to item in a variety of products designed to provide support such as mattresses, seats and pillows. In particular, memory foam helps to minimize stress and can reduce foot discomfort, especially for people who stand for extended periods for work. Additionally, memory foam is fantastic at properly distributing weight, which is especially important for feet. And finally, memory foam can improve a shoe’s stability, making them safer to wear.
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Dorian Smith-Garcia is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, parenting, consumer goods, and tech. She has written for Inverse, Healthline Parenthood, The Confused Millennial, XONecole, Glowsly, and The Drive along with a variety of other publications. She is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.