Whether you are looking for slippers with faux fur lining, arch support, or just a fun design, your perfect pair is out there.
"The feet are naturally arched (for most people) and as we age, most people would benefit from additional padding from shoes and slippers. Look for slippers with arch support, cushion, and shock absorption," says Jackie Sutera, DPM, a New York City-based podiatrist and member of the Vionic Innovation Lab.
We spent weeks researching and testing the top slippers available online, evaluating comfort, style, quality, and value. Our favorites, the HAFLINGER Unisex AT Wool Hard Sole Slippers, are breathable, prevent slipping and skidding, and can be worn indoors or outside.
Here are the best slippers for women.
HAFLINGER Unisex AT Wool Hard Sole Slippers
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
Haflinger's slippers take comfort a step further, with a flexible upper, footbed, and midsole that molds to your foot shape. Made with 100% boiled wool, they are naturally breathable, making them the ideal pair for people with cold feet and those who tend to get sweaty.
Our tester loved the fit but noted that it took a few days to break them in—though snug at first, the wool upper eventually relaxed and molded to fit her feet. Sturdy, slip-resistant rubber outsoles make them suitable for indoor or outdoor wear, so you can use them as house shoes or wear them on your daily coffee run.
The classic slip-on design is available in 12 colors, and each one features the signature Haflinger stitching detail. Though they're one of the priciest picks on our list, they're durable enough to last for years to come.
Price at time of publish: $110
Material: Wool | Sole: Rubber | Care: Machine washable
Minnetonka Jr. Trapper Moccasin Slipper
Keeps feet warm
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
May take some time to break in
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, check out the top-rated Jr. Trapper Moccasin Slipper from Minnetonka. The classic moccasin design features stitching around the toe box and a woven leather bow that ties in the front. They’re stylish, yet laid back and will go with any casual outfit.
With flexible suede uppers, these slippers are impressively high-quality and comfortable, considering their affordable price tag. The faux fur lining and lightly cushioned footbeds add another layer of comfort while absorbing moisture and keeping your toes nice and toasty. Also, since the Jr. Trapper Moccasin Slippers have durable rubber outsoles, you can wear them when you step outside to check the mail, take out the trash, or hang out on your patio.
Price at time of publish: $40
Material: Suede, faux fur | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean
Birkenstock Zermatt Shearling Clog Slipper
Brand specializes in slippers
Comes in wide and narrow widths
Not the most cushioned
Feet can get sweaty
For a shearling option, opt for a brand that specializes in making slippers. These Birkenstocks have the brand's iconic cork-latex footbed, which makes these a great option for indoor and outdoor use. With a shearling lining, they will keep your feet warm during the winter.
Our tester noted that the hard sole can take a few days to get used to, but the durability and warmth of this choice makes them worth the high price tag.
Price at time of publish: $135
Material: Shearling, wool | Sole: Latex | Care: Spot clean
Warm, but breathable material
Sizing can be tricky
With two layers of naturally water-resistant, temperature-regulating boiled wool uppers and supremely soft microfiber lining, the luxurious 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.
Price at time of publish: $147
Material: Wool | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean
Best for Narrow Feet
UGG Fluff Yeah Genuine Shearling Slingback Sandal
Secure elastic band
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 slingbacks, 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.
Price at time of publish: $100
Material: Sheepskin | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean
Vionic Gemma Mule Slippers
Sole absorbs shock
Range of sizes
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.
Of course, you should always consult your podiatrist first, but if you suffer from heel pain, plantar fasciitis, foot discomfort, or just crave support, a pair of 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.
Price at time of publish: $70
Material: Terrycloth | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean
UGG Ansley Slippers
Available in a range of colors
Great for indoors or outside
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. "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," they noted.
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.
Price at time of publish: $100
Material: Suede and wool | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean
Parachute Classic Slippers
Soft interior and exterior
The fabric can pill quickly
If you've ever visited a 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.
Price at time of publish: $39
Material: Cotton | Sole: Rubber | Care: Machine washable
Best for Pregnant Women
Acorn Spa Wrap
Fits true to size
The elastic can feel too snug
When pregnant, your feet may be swelling, making it difficult to find a pair of slippers that fit throughout the entire nine months. Luckily, these from Acorn are adjustable with velcro uppers that wrap around your feet for a snug, secure fit, despite swelling or not.
The velvety-soft terry uppers, contoured footbeds, and flexible soles make these slippers luxuriously comfortable. Also, the nonslip rubber outsoles add sturdiness and support. The wrap design would also flatter those with narrow feet that need a more snug fit.
Price at time of publish: $47
Material: Microterry | Sole: Rubber | Care: Machine washable
Best for Sweaty Feet
L.L. Bean Wicked Good Moccasins
Cozy shearling lining
Great for wide width feet
Fits true to size
Can stretch out
Plush 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.
Price at time of publish: $89
Material: Sheepskin | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean
SOREL Nakiska Slipper II
Nonslip cushioned sole
Black color could transfer onto lining
Depending on where you live and what kind of floors you have in your home, anti-slip soles might be a crucial factor in your decision of which slippers to buy. The sturdy soles of Sorel's Nakiska Slipper II are made of heavy-duty textured rubber. They offer superior traction and support, and they’re durable enough to wear outdoors.
These casual luxe house shoes, made with a suede upper and faux fur lining, have an attractive silhouette with a smart design that stays on your feet. They also have removable EVA footbeds for an adjustable fit. The easy slip-on design and nonslip soles make these a great choice for elderly women as well.
Price at time of publish: $45
Material: Suede, Faux fur | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean
Best for Flat Feet
SOLLBEAM SOLLBEAM Fuzzy House Slippers With Arch Support
Provide arch support
Warm but breathable
Faux fur may shed the first few wears
This adjustable sandal does not skip on arch support, making it perfect for people with flat feet. The plushy sturdy rubber soles of this pick from Sollbeam are shock-absorbing and weight-distributing as to not put pressure on any sensitive joints. The adjustable strap ensures it fits your feet perfectly, no matter your arch size, and the sole also features deep heel cups, which are great for flat feet.
The faux fur offers warmth and coziness in the winter, but the open-toe design ensures your feet won't overheat. They come in classic, neutral colors to fit any wardrobe, or opt for a cheetah print or bright pink for a fun pattern to spice up your nighttime look.
Price at time of publish: $60
Material: Faux fur | Sole: Rubber | Care: Spot clean
What to Look for in Slippers for Women
Finding a quality pair of slippers that offer much-needed support, is made of durable materials, easy to clean, and hopefully has some style points? Well, that can be tricky. This is especially true for anyone who might have foot pain or soreness. Slippers are a great alternative that can cause "pain and inflammation, over time, due to lack of support and a slow atrophy of the fat pads on the bottom of the feet. While walking around barefoot may seem natural, overdoing it, especially on hard surfaces actually can put your feet at risk for injury and pain," according to Jackie Sutera, DPM, a New York City-based podiatrist and member of the Vionic Innovation Lab.
Being comfortable is key for all footwear, especially slippers. If you know you want slippers you can lounge in, then a plush interior lining and support are key. This is especially true if you have a low arch or any kind of foot pain.
"A thicker sole will help distribute the pressure of weight across the foot. Without the proper support and cushioning, the lack of shock absorption and distribution of pressure and weight can lead to foot problems like plantar fasciitis and tendonitis," says Dr. Sutera.
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.
No matter the material, slippers will begin to wear down over time. Therefore, "Slippers, just like shoes, should be monitored regularly for signs of wear." Dr. Sutera shares. "Slippers should be replaced usually at the year mark, or even sooner if the slippers are worn out. Turn the slippers over to examine the soles and also do my "table top test" by looking at them at eye level on a flat surface such as a tabletop. If they are uneven, worn, or deformed- they must be replaced."
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 Dr. Sutera. She suggests regular cleaning 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 The Spruce?
While researching this article, we consulted with experts on the best slippers for all budgets, styles, and foot ailments. Jackie Sutera, DPM, 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 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. Additional research was done by Julia Fields, a lifestyle writer for The Spruce covering all things surrounding toys, gifts, and the holidays since October 2021. Before that, she covered similar topics including toy reviews, product roundups, expert-focused articles, and more.