The Guardian calls it ‘The Slipper Surge’.
The house shoe which was once confined to homes, hardwood floors, and walk to the mailbox at most are now becoming a wardrobe staple.
Your favorite celebrities have been seen sporting them outside the house too - Justin Beiber and Nicki Minaj were photographed wearing house slippers around town. It’s the new ‘bathleisure’ trend that’s becoming the next big thing, as people make comfort a style statement.
Why House Shoes?
Glad you asked! We wrote a blog about this so you can get more details, but in short - walking barefoot can leave you with foot pain and cold toes. The alternative, which is wearing socks, can be slippery and not very supportive. Some people chose to wear “outside” shoes at home, but that brings in dirt and nobody wants that!
House slippers are one of those wardrobe pieces that, once you own them, you'll wonder how you ever managed to live without them. Whether you find yourself spending most of your time indoors, or if you’re embracing the pajamas-as-clothing trend, or maybe you could just use a little more comfort in your day-to-day life.
It’s time to up your house game with some house shoes! They’re the perfect balance of comfort, utility, and style.
Wait, Style, and House Shoes?
Doesn’t sound right, does it? Nobody thinks of house shoes as a style statement. But you don’t need to be an Instagram style influencer to put together a cute outfit at home.
Shoes make a statement and add the right amount of function to fashion. The right pair of shoes can make your feet feel like they're walking on clouds, or they can be the finishing touch to a stylish ensemble.
With spending more time indoors over the last year, you may find yourself growing weary of the basic, stay-home, woke-up-like-this look. That’s why house shoes can become a style statement. Working from home doesn’t mean you have to dress drab or boring. We don’t dress to impress, we dress for ourselves, whether that’s to be more productive or just feel good!
How Do I Pick the Right House Shoe for Me?
There are, without exaggeration, thousands of different slippers out there! They differ in style, function, arch support, and materials. As you shop, you'll want to think about your personal style and fashion ethics. We’ve talked about making sustainable choices in everyday life before, and our wardrobe is a big part of this lifestyle. An easy way to achieve this lifestyle is by thinking of your wardrobe as an investment. That way it makes logical sense to avoid buying single-use clothing, and instead investing in trans-seasonal clothing that can be worn all year round. Purchasing higher quality pieces that are less about trends, and made for any era, trend, or season, is not only a more eco-friendly option, but can actually save money in the end.
The same principle applies when it comes to house shoes, if you prioritize fashion over function, you may want a pair that has a stylish exterior, even if it comes at the expense of arch support. However, if you’re more driven by arch support, function, and utility - you can find a pair that has a good, solid sole and right support. There are plenty of house shoes that can even pass for outdoor shoes, especially those designed like mules or slip-on sneakers. The next aspect you ought to pay attention to is the type of fabric you prefer. House shoes come in a diverse range of textiles, like fuzzy fur, cozy lining, moisture-wicking fleece, cotton terry and wool. Our favorites are of course Dooeys house shoes for women, because they have it all — style, support, coziness, and their made from sustainable materials!
Making a Statement With Your Footwear
Fashion is about being adaptable and learning to combine different styles together to create a fresh new look. For example, pair your house shoes with an edgy pair of denims, or with a stylish pair of bicycle shorts. Be creative and try switching up your favorite wardrobe pieces to create brand new looks.
And remember, you’re never fully dressed without an extra dose of confidence. Confidence doesn’t come from the right pair of house shoes. It isn’t something that you add to your cart online or hang in your closet. You don’t need to be ahead of the fashion curve to make a statement, nor do you need to spend your paycheck on the priciest clothes around. Instead, embrace your unique identity, expressed through the clothes you wear, and BOOM! You’re making a statement already.
At Dooeys, we make sustainable House Mules & House Loafers that are designed for comfort. They’re not your average house slipper as they’re comfortable, cozy, stylish, and eco-friendly. Treat your feet to the best women’s house shoes with support.
Dooeys offer classic black house shoes as well as other fun colors and styles like grey loafers and beige mules.
View the collection of sustainable, vegan slippers at https://dooeys.com/collections/slipshoes.