In a world where many a day passes without leaving home, the humble house shoe—or slipper—now reigns supreme. But not all house slippers are equal, that is for sure. When it comes to comfort at home that transcends to comfort while winter camping, vanlife-ing, and après skiing, you can't chance it with some dinky $15 joints from Target. This is serious gear, folks. Choose your fighter accordingly.
Swarth your feet with the same comfort a puffy jacket provides with a minimal slip-on or maximal booty of the caliber long familiar only to bivouacking adventurers. Whichever path you follow, with the following 15 winter slippers for men & women, you'll be cozy all season long.
[Why stop at slippers? To reach peak cozy this season consider a pair of down pants.)]
The North Face’s Traction Mule is the insulated house slipper that sparked our obsession with the footwear category. Now, the OG outdoor brand is upping the game with their new Nupste mule by upgrading the insulation to high-loft goose down and a grippy rubber outsole. The heel is also designed to fold down for when you just feel like sliding them on around the house in your pajamas.
Price: $75 SHOP NOW
We all know that person that insists on wearing their Chaco sandals all year long, but the Ramble quilted shoes might be the relief they’ve been secretly hoping for. Fleece on the inside warms the foot and ripstop on the outer makes them pretty weather resistant. The cinching cuff keeps the shoe put as you put the surprisingly rugged outsole to the test around camp or in the neighborhood. Look for more options in the full Ramble collection.
Price: $75 SHOP NOW
The go-to après ski/hike/bike/whatever slipper for many of our core outdoor industry pals, Teva's ever-growing offering of ReEmber insulated slippers sit on a thicker midsole than some of the others in this list, making it more ready for outside wear. If you remember the Ember model, they’re pretty much the same but now made from 100% recycled ripstop, rib knit, and microfiber. The rib knitted collar is a nice touch that highlights the shoe's collapsible heel, making slipping them on and off a breeze.
Price: $75 SHOP NOW
All-around outdoor footwear company Merrell introduces their own cozy slipper with the Hut Moc. The quilted uppers come in a number of fun colorways (including camo) and a stretchy band helps them play nice with thick socks. A collapsible heel comes in handy for quick slide-on scenarios. A superlight EVA sole keeps the overall weight down while still providing grip across slippery indoor surfaces. Check out the Hut Moc’s fuzzy slipper cousin, the Hut Moc Fleece.
Price: $80 SHOP NOW
The iconic slip-on you know and love, but in slipper form, and beefed up for winter. The underside even features an inverted version of Van's waffle sole for grip, should you decide to venture out into the elements. If Spicoli had a snow day, we know he'd be rocking these over a pair of Ugg slippers.
Price: $55 SHOP NOW
British masters of insulation bring their warming expertise to your feet in their minimal yet stylish hut slipper. Don’t give too much credence to the name, we’re pretty sure they function in apartments too. Fill of the insulated slippers is handled by PrimaLoft Silver and its body is made from recycled Pertex Quantum, scoring points for a sustainability effort. Thru-hikers and travelers should take note of the 172g/pair weight and compressible packability. Look to the high top Hut Boot if you need a little extra warmth around your mountain hut.
Price: $60 SHOP NOW
Portland, OR based Keen really blurs the line between house shoes and everyday shoes with their Howser collection of footwear. The third iteration of the Slide model introduces a toggle shock cord cinch to the fleece-lined, insulated uppers to keep it put as you tromp around on the rugged rubber sole. The women’s slide features some extra cozy felt colorways too.
Price: $95 SHOP NOW
The quilted shoe option for streetwear aficionados is definitely the Beatnik. We count eight total quilted options in both standard horizontal baffles in addition to a few onion pattern stitches, so why not get them all and have a library of options to perfect each and every cozy fit? Since the uppers don't cover your entire foot, you'll likely want to coordinate with a pair of warm socks. We’re not sure what terrain the rippled rubber sole is intended for, but they sure look cool and that’s mostly what matters here.
Price: $120 SHOP NOW
The go-to outdoor recreation outfitters join the insulated slipper party with their Camp Dreamer slippers. The ankle-height slipper is filled with recycled polyester for warmth and continues to score sustainability marks with its 99% recycled polyester liner, 25% bio-based sole, and 20% recycled rubber sole that’s designed for predominantly indoor use rather than at camp or on the street. Great for your feet and your planet alike.
Price: $60 SHOP NOW
BOGS Footwear specializes in footwear for trudging around farms and yards, but their Snow Day Slippers are a pair of quilted shoes that are at-home kicked up on the coffee table. A full fleece lining keeps cold feet happy and the brand’s Max-Wick keeps moisture from sweat at bay. A sustainability win is found in the shoe’s EVA footbed that’s made from algae instead of petroleum-based plastic foams that most companies go for.
Price: $70 SHOP NOW
The Puffy insulated slippers from Canadian footwear brand Kamik ticks all the boxes: faux fur liner, nylon outer, and a non-marking rubber sole to grip wood cabin floors. A little extra support is provided by a removable insole that’s made with a natural odor-eliminating treatment to keep the slippers fresh all season long.
Price: $50 SHOP NOW
If you’re still hanging onto those Ugg slippers you got as a holiday gift in 2000-something then it’s likely time to think about upgrading to a pair of handsewn-in-Maine sheepskin moccasin fuzzy slippers from Quoddy. A light Vibram sole keeps the ultra-soft sheepskin from slipping about while the rawhide laces are actually threaded through the shoe’s collar to customize your fit. Don’t forget to complete the look with a set of plaid flannel pajamas and a mug of hot cocoa.
Price: $179 SHOP NOW
We know that these aren't quilted, but we'd feel remiss to not include the ultra-Hygge slippers from Denmark maker Glerups. The felted wool footwear is available in a number of colors with three choices of height-shoe, boot, and slipper (shown here)—as well as multiple sole option. Whichever combo you pick, it's sure to become your favorite footwear option in moments.
Price: $76-135 SHOP NOW
The adventure-ready booties from legendary Seattle down-goods makers Feathered Friends are quite literally sleeping bag slippers for your feet. They’ll keep your digits nice and toasty during conditions as challenging as sub-zero bivvies, so they’ll probably be especially cozy with Sunday's at home. Compressible for packing and a weight of just 9 ounces for a complete pair make them carry-on friendly too.
Price: $109 SHOP NOW