Warm, comfy and cool: The best men’s slippers of 2020
Picture this: you’ve awoken to the ungodly sound of your alarm while it’s still dark outside, condensation droplets cluster around the corners of your window, and making the transition from carpet to bathroom tiles is enough to send frosty shivers to your very core.
Maybe we’re being slightly dramatic, but the point is that – while chilly mornings are unavoidable – a pair of the best slippers for men is all you need to make the winter stretch that bit more comfortable.
Whether you call them slippers or house shoes, there’s no denying that the perfect pair should give other-worldly comfort with a side serving of style. If you’re after slippers with a dash of style or a practical pair offering warmth, comfort and arch support, we’ve rounded up some of the best men’s slippers for the job.
Best men’s slippers for everyday wear
Renowned for the simplistic yet brilliant design of the unisex canvas shoe, TOMS has dipped its toe into slipper design and all we have to say to them is… “thank you!”.
Our first pair of men’s slippers offers the same low-key TOMS silhouette that we know and love, replaced with a faux shearling lining, removable insole, soft fabric exterior and a grippy rubber outsole. TOMS’ vegan-friendly Berkeley slippers are bound to become your porch-side saviour too; these bad boys will stand up to the perils of the corner-shop dash when you’ve run out of milk, and look cool while you do it (we’ve all been there).
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Most comfortable men’s slippers
If comfy men’s slippers are what you’re after, then UGG have the answer. With the traditional look of a loafer and the softness of a slipper, the suede UGG Ascots are a bestseller for a reason – and with loafers holding their own in the style spotlight nowadays, you’re at no risk of looking like your grandpa.
Constructed with the infamous UGGpure™ wool lining for complete softness, and matching insole to naturally wick away moisture, these premium slippers in smooth chestnut suede are some of the most comfortable we’ve ever tried.
Best sandal-style men’s slippers with support
If you’re a BIRKENSTOCK die-hard-fan who can’t get enough of these buckled beauties, you might need to take a seat.
The brand’s Boston clogs masterfully combine an anatomically shaped, cork-latex footbed for the best arch support, with a versatile, slip-on shape that’s ideal for everyday wear. The classic model has been revamped with a felted wool upper and its fully adjustable buckle guarantees a comfortable fit, sure to earn your stamp of approval!
Warmest men’s slippers for winter nights
When chilly nights reach their peak and your evenings consist of scrolling through summer’s holiday photos trying to reimagine the feeling of being warm, a pair of UGG’s popular Scuff slippers bring all of the cosiness minus the post-holiday blues.
Already a winning pair with their easy-to-wear, slip-on shape, Scuffs offer UGG’s iconic UGGpure™ wool lining along with an exposed sheepskin cuff and embossed tread for indoor use. This iteration features an espresso-brown suede upper and embossed branding on the side, too.
Best practical dad slippers
Calling all dads! If you have a practical pair of men’s slippers on this year’s wish list, we have just the thing. Cue the TOMS Berkeley slipper. Sound familiar? That’s because this highly coveted slipper was just too good not to be featured twice.
This variation wraps all the same incredible features into a steel-tinted shell, making it a perfect pick for gents who rock a low-key vibe. What could be better than a fleecy inner lining, felt-like exterior and durable rubber soles?
Well actually… TOMS became famous for their “One for One” scheme and now offer a range of donation options when you buy yourself a pair – so they’ll feel just as good on your feet as your conscience!
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