The 10 Best Slippers for Women in 2021

Keep your feet cozy and warm while you walk around your home

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When you’re home, you want to be comfortable and warm from head to toe. And if you’re like a lot of women, this means having a pair of soft, cozy slippers to slide your feet into. Socks are great and all, but sometimes, they don’t quite cut it. And regular shoes aren’t necessarily something you want to wear while curling up on the couch or as soon as you climb out of bed.

But finding a quality pair of slippers that offer much-needed support, is made of durable materials, and hopefully has some style points? Well, that can be tricky. This is especially true for anyone who might have foot pain or soreness. "People with a low arch or plantar fasciitis should look for a slipper that has good arch support, a moldable footbed, and a rigid sole," says Dr. Damian Roussel, Podiatrist at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics.

To help you narrow down your choices, here are the best slippers for women.

Our Top Picks
These loafer-style slippers are a classic for a reason—they're super warm and cozy.
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Built in comfort is the name of the game for these easy slip-on slippers.
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Best Splurge:
Giesswein Vent at Zappos
The non-marking rubber soles are waterproof, slip-resistant, and support a natural stride while you walk.
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Treat your feet to these terry fabric slippers that provide supreme comfort.
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These sheepskin slippers keep feet warm or cool, depending on the weather, and are super on trend.
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You could absolutely wear them indoors, but these statement making slippers are meant to be seen.
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These fluffy slippers have a shearling lining, which wicks away moisture all while keeping your feet warm.
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These slippers are as functional as they are fashionable.
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Best for Narrow Feet:
Acorn Spa Wrap at Zappos
These adjustable slippers have velcro uppers and an elastic back, making for a snug, secure fit.
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The EVA-rubber soles are designed to reduce stress on your knees and ankles, while providing plenty of arch support.
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Best Overall: UGG Ansley Slippers

UGG Ansley Slippers

Material: Suede and wool | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean

What We Like
  • Water-resistant

  • Available in a range of colors

  • Great for indoors or outside

What We Don't Like
  • Runs small

When it comes to soft, plush footwear, UGG is a brand you can count on. Not surprisingly, the Ansley slippers for women are perfectly comfy-cozy with an elegant yet durable design. These slip-on house shoes have 100 percent-authentic suede uppers with shearling lining and footbeds. Our reviewer especially loved the durable sole that has great grip, even on slippery wooden floors.

Their loafer-style design looks like a real shoe, but the soft shearling lining feels like a cloud and keeps your feet warm (but dry, thanks to shearling's moisture-wicking abilities), even in the winter.

What Testers Say

"There was a slight break-in period, but all in all, these moccasins are a great choice if you tend to have cold feet and find yourself needing a pair of slippers that will hold up to the occasional trip outside."—Erika Owen, Product Tester

Most Popular: ULTRAIDEAS Comfort Fleece Memory Foam Slippers

ULTRAIDEAS Comfort Fleece Memory Foam Slippers

Material: Fleece | Sole: Foam | Care: Machine washable

What We Like
  • Anti-slip sole

  • Affordable

  • Soft interior

What We Don't Like
  • Minimal arch support

Keep these slippers by your bedside or at the front door because you'll want to slip into them right away. Ultraideas' clog-style slippers have all the makings for a comfortable fit. The fleece lining is ultra soft and the built-in memory foam molds to the shape of your foot, which our tester noted experiencing after about a week of wear.

The top of the slippers have a quilted, waffle style pattern and the bottom features an anti-slip sole to grip to the hardwood floor or the pavement for any runs to the mailbox. Choose between neutrals like gray and black or fun, bold options like pink or purple.

What Testers Say

"I really liked the open-back style of the slipper, but that’s because I prefer having a bit of room to wiggle around. I also find that my feet are a bit more swollen at the end of the day, especially during warmer days, and this slipper design accommodates that."—Erika Owen, Product Tester

Best Splurge: Giesswein Vent

Giesswein Vent

Material: Wool | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean

What We Like
  • Great support

  • Warm, but breathable material

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

  • Sizing can be tricky

With two layers of naturally water-resistant, temperature-regulating boiled wool uppers and supremely soft microfiber lining, the Giesswein Vent slippers are an ideal choice for any time of year. The slippers live up to their ski-lodge vibe and will keep your feet warm on icy-cold winter days—but they’re just as comfy during spring, summer, and fall.

These slippers have cushioned footbeds with removable arch support and quick-tie toggles that can be adjusted to fit your ankles. Color options include black, earth (taupe), green, hibiscus (red), ocean (dark blue), plum (magenta), and slate gray.

Best Spa-Like : Parachute Classic Slippers

Parachute Classic Slippers

Material: Cotton | Sole: Rubber | Care: Machine washable

What We Like
  • Lightweight

  • Soft interior and exterior

What We Don't Like
  • The fabric can pill quickly

If you've ever visited a truly luxe spa, then you've probably experienced great robes, but also some truly amazing slippers. For a spa-like moment from the comfort of your own home, Parachute's slippers are clear winners. The material is 100 percent cotton terry and feels amazing for lounging around.

The cushioning is quite thick so your feet will feel like they're walking on clouds. Choose between classic white or a stone gray. Whichever color you pick, the slippers are easily machine washable.

Best Open Toe: Emu Australia Mayberry Womens Sheepskin Slipper

Emu Australia Mayberry Sheepskin Slipper

Material: Sheepskin | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean

What We Like
  • Temperature regulating material

  • Solid traction

What We Don't Like
  • Can be too tight for wide feet

While most slippers have a closed, confined toe, the criss-cross style of these Emu Australia slippers has an open toe. Your toes can truly breathe in these. The straps are also thick enough to securely keep feet in the slippers, even those with narrower feet.

Though it's an open toe style, the sheepskin keeps feet warm but also cool on those hotter days. You'll most likely wear these fluffy clouds around the house, but they can also work for quick trips to the car or to check the mail. These trendy slippers come in almost a dozen colors.

Best for Outdoors: UGG Fluff Yeah Genuine Shearling Slingback Sandal

Ugg Women's Fluff Yeah Slide

Material: Sheepskin | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean

What We Like
  • Secure elastic band

  • Trendy style

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

Some slippers are strictly for indoors, but these UGGs are equally stylish to be worn outside as well. The sandal-slipper hybrid is made of genuine shearling and has a one inch platform. But don't worry, the platform is lightweight and not clunky. The shearling fabric comes in tons of colors, so there's something for all styles.

Also, though these are sling backs, there's a convenient elastic strap. This is great if you have a slightly narrow foot, are in between sizes, or you're on the go. No need to worry about the shoes slipping off as you walk.

Best for Sweaty Feet: L.L.Bean Women’s Wicked Good Moccasins

L.L.Bean Women’s Wicked Good Moccasins

Material: Sheepskin | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean

What We Like
  • Cozy shearling lining

  • Great for wide width feet

  • Fits true to size

What We Don't Like
  • Can stretch out

Plushy lining is a staple for cozy slippers, but for some, the thick insulation can lead to clammy feet. But the L.L.Bean Women’s Wicked Good Moccasins are another story. It might not seem like these fuzzy slippers would be a go-to for sweaty feet, but the shearling lining is naturally moisture-wicking, so any perspiration is quickly drawn away from your skin.

Aside from the unbeatable anti-sweat lining, these durable slippers have premium sheepskin uppers and sturdy rubber soles with added traction. They come in medium and wide widths.

Best Print : Lands' End Women's Scuff Slippers

Lands' End Womens Scuff Slippers

Material: Polyester and wool | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean

What We Like
  • Can be monogrammed

  • Warm faux fleece lining

What We Don't Like
  • Little support

Who said slippers have to be a neutral color or boring? These Lands' End slippers have the most adorable houndstooth pattern. The print is an absolute classic, but the soft baby blue is fun and vibrant. The print is accented with equally stylish suede straps.

But this slipper isn't just fashionable. The functional features include a warm faux fur lining and a foam footbed for comfortable walking.

Best for Narrow Feet: Acorn Spa Wrap

Acorn Spa Wrap

Material: Microterry | Sole: Rubber | Care: Machine washable

What We Like
  • Fits true to size

  • Color options

  • Contoured footbed

What We Don't Like
  • The elastic can feel too snug

If you have slender feet, you know how hard it can be to find shoes that fit—let alone slippers, which tend to have wide footbeds. The Acorn Spa Wrap slippers are the best option for women with narrow feet. As the name implies, these adjustable slippers have velcro uppers, which wrap around your feet for a snug, secure fit.

The velvety-soft terry uppers, contoured footbeds, and flexible soles make these slippers luxuriously comfortable. Also, the nonslip rubber outsoles add sturdiness and support.

Best Orthotic: Vionic Women's Gemma Mule Slipper

Vionic Gemma

Material: Terrycloth | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean

What We Like
  • Sole absorbs shock

  • Contoured footbed

  • Range of sizes

What We Don't Like
  • Slightly heavy

Sometimes, the only thing standing between you and pain-free feet is proper arch support. Orthotic footwear is a must-have for many women, and it doesn’t end with outdoor shoes. The best orthotic slippers are the Vionic Gemma slippers.

If you suffer from heel pain, plantar fasciitis, foot discomfort, or just crave support, a pair of the Gemma slippers is a no-brainer. In addition to cushioned orthotic footbeds, they're also treated with Ecofresh, which makes them resistant to foot odors.

What to Look for in Slippers for Women


Being comfortable is key for all footwear, but especially slippers. If you know you want slippers you can lounge in, then a plush interior lining and support is key. This is especially true if you have a low arch or any kind of foot pain.


Materials like cotton, wool, and suede are quite durable. They tend to hold up well with time. Some shearling or faux fur options can look matted or show wear over time. Also, a quality rubber sole is a way to ensure great traction and your feet stay firmly planted on the ground.


While style (colors, prints, material, etc.) can be a matter of preference, some people who need more foot support or who have narrow feet might prefer a slipper with a back. A shoe with no back is conveniently easy to slip into, but might also be too easy to slip out of for narrow feet or if you wear them outdoors.


Can you machine wash slippers?

Yes and no, depending on the material. Basic cotton or wool slippers are easy to throw in the washing machine, usually on a cold cycle and allowing them to air dry. Most other materials need to be spot cleaned. "If they are fuzzy or fabric and you wear them without socks, they may start to have on odor," says Jackie Suter, a New York-based podiatric physician. She suggests cleaning regularly and replacing when the soles start to show signs of wear, which is usually within a year.

What size slippers should you buy?

The general rule is to purchase slippers in your normal shoe size. However, some brands don't offer half sizes or the fit runs large or small. Check the manufacturer's size chart and read through any customer reviews to get a general consensus if the fit runs true to size.

Why Trust Us

While researching this article, we consulted with experts on the best slippers for all budgets, styles, and foot ailments. Jackie Sutera is a New York City-based podiatrist and member of the Vionic Innovation Lab who specializes in treating foot pathology. Damian Roussel, Podiatrist at The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, has areas of expertise that include sports injuries and podiatric surgery.

This roundup was written and updated by Patrice J. Williams, who has been writing gift guides for The Spruce since 2020. She researched notable brands and top-rated products for slippers that accommodate all budgets, styles, and needs. 

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