Six Best Unisex Quilted Slippers, Booties, and Shoes for Winter
Insulated footwear for winter camping, mid-mountain bivouacs, drafty apartments, and the office, cus it's always cold in there
Bob Myaing is a Philadelphia-based mountain biker, climber, and writer with an unhealthy gear obsession.
Once a piece of gear that only bivvying sub-zero adventurers were familiar with, insulated booties have made the jump into more casual wear in recent years. Swarth your feet with the same comfort a puffy jacket provides. After a day on the ski hill or a long run, around a woodstove, a drafty apartment, or a cozy working from home day.
From slip-ons to full on expedition booties, these are six of our favorite picks. (And when you're done browsing below, consider some down pants to reach peak cozy this winter.)
The North Face has gone through several iterations of their Traction Mule slippers (hence the V) but this one might be the best yet. Water-resistant, 100% recycled ripstop upper, fleece lining, thinsulate insulation, and a rubber tread made from a roughly 50 North Face logos per sole. Yes, we counted.
Price: $55 SHOP NOW
The go-to après ski/hike/bike/whatever slipper for many of our core outdoor industry pals, Teva's ever-growing offering off Ember Moc Slippers sit on a thicker midsole than some of the others in this list, making it more ready for outside wear. The rib knitted collar is a nice touch that highlights the shoe's collapsible heel, making slipping them on and off a breeze. A matching style is available in women's, as is suede variation with a shearling lining.
Price: $75-100 SHOP NOW
The iconic checkered 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. Even Spicoli deserves a snow day. Women's sizing also available.
Price: $55 SHOP NOW
Outerwear specialists Holden puts the Primaloft at your feet. The ripple sole provides grip beyond the couch while a set of quick toggle elastic laces keeps them on snug for venturing even farther from home. Available in women's too.
Price: $80 SHOP NOW
Adventure-ready booties to keep your digits nice and toasty during sub-zero bivvies (and especially cozy Sunday's at home). Compressible for packing and a weight of just 9 ounces for a complete pair make them carry-on friendly.
Price: $109 SHOP NOW
Tokyo's Subu knows insulated slippers well—it's the entirety of their product catalog. Sturdy sole, slip-on, and available in an extensive array of colors.
Price: €40 SHOP NOW