What to Wear ‘Em With: Sandler-adjacent sweats, big ol’ jorts, or a nubby sweater and a cup of your strongest roast.
The Luxest Slippers
Charvet is one of the first names in old-world luxury craftsmanship for a reason. The brand’s buttery-soft slippers are handmade out of Nappa leather in its French workshop, transforming your grungy studio apartment into a far-flung European castle every time you slip them on. Beyond the obvious flex involved in wearing slippers this luxe at home, it’s the color that really got us: that soft shade of regal purple is so pretty you’ll want to show them off everywhere you can.
What to Wear ‘Em With: An ascot and tweed trousers—or just a sumptuous silk robe and really nice jammies.
The Best Slippers for Recovery
Your boss chewed you out. Traffic was wildly annoying. You were on your feet for hours on end. All you want to do at the end of the day is kick back, relax, and chill the hell out. Oofos’ slate of footwear is made to help you recover, whether it’s from a grueling workout or just a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. They’re the shoes that athletes look forward to wearing after maxing out at the gym, so you can bet they’ll make your regular-person dogs feel like they’re getting the spa treatment whenever you wear them.
What to Wear ‘Em With: Top-shelf swim trunks, your sportiest shorts, sweat-wicking anything.
The Best Slippers of the Moment
Part sneaker, part slipper, the Fear of God California is one of the cleanest slip-ons out there. It’s also a damn-good house shoe that doesn’t look like any of the staider designs you’re used to (no disrespect to the suede moccasins and microfiber slippers of the world). Despite its baby-smooth appearance, these slippers aren’t actually made from foam or EVA like some of the other options on this list. Instead, they’re made from a luxuriously soft leather. Add to that a made-in-Italy pedigree and you’ve got a high-end slipper for a surprisingly modest price.
What to Wear ‘Em With: Slouchy joggers, swishy basketball shorts, your baggiest light-wash jeans.
The Best Indoor-Outdoor Slippers
Sometimes the powers that be force you to leave the comforts of your couch in order to do something incredibly important outside (buy food, pick up your package before it mysteriously vanishes in the lobby, you get the gist). Other times, you’re willingly outdoors—i.e. doing one of those impromptu nature walks in your local park or going full-throttle by way of camping. Merrell’s Hut Moc 2 is equipped with lightweight yet warm insulation, a water-resistant upper, thicky-thick soles, and a convertible heel that just happens to make it well-suited for pretty much everything. So, yeah—it can handle your hike up to see the stairs and the short walk to take out the trash just fine.
What to Wear ‘Em With: Crinkly nylon shorts, zip-off cargos, and anything else you’d normally wear grippy trail shoes with.
The Best Slippers to Build a Whole Outfit Around
If you’re the type of guy that spends an absurd amount of time debating whether to leave the top button open or buttoned up, and would quickly self-diagnose yourself as being allergic to any synthetics, then any ol’ slipper won’t do. Marni’s terry slip-ons feature a molded leather insole encased in fluffy, soft cotton that’s been striped an electric blue for even more texture. It’s the type of slipper that can stand on its own but will elevate any outfit it’s paired with. $600 might seems like a lot to drop on a pair of house shoes, you being, frankly, obsessed with details see the bigger picture—the picture being luxuriously stylish.
What to Wear ‘Em With: A groovy bathrobe, linen PJ set, or just a really swanky hoodie and your biggest chinos.