New house shoes

We don't wear outdoor shoes in our house and the place we are renting has very hard tile floors throughout the kitchen and family room. My previous slippers had worn out so I didn't bring them and my poor feet have been sore and sometimes cold in just socks. So I ordered a couple of Fitflops, the Uberknit slip on sneaker and a Snugg slipper.

Fitflops tend to fit large and wide but there are a few styles that work for me and I wear the adjustable sandal in summer for long walks because it helped enormously with my plantar fasciitis. I was able to get a half size in the sneaker so the fit is much better. Plus, it's the rare slip on that stays on me, due to its style and construction, which is kind of nice.  Meanwhile, the lining of the slipper keeps it snug enough for me (ha ha). And insanely warm!! Too warm for today. (Our temperature is about 11C). 

Not a major "fashion" purchase but for those who need the cushioning, these seem like a good deal at the moment. They come in many colours. 

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  • Helena replied 2 years ago

    Great idea Suz and very cute and cozy picks!

    I was at my client's house today and she had cozy guest slippers to offer me ... I might need a few pairs for the house ... Some for me and some for visitors.

  • Mainelady replied 2 years ago

    Suz, both pair of your new house shoes look great! I am not familiar with either brand. Are the first pair mesh? The Snugg slippers are adorable and yes, they do look warm. They look like they have a decent tread, too. Can they be worn outside?

  • Style Fan replied 2 years ago

    I loved my flip flops.  I wore them to the ground.  Thanks for reminding me of that brand.  Those are very cute.

  • replied 2 years ago

    You read my mind! I need some & cushioning is a priority bc of leg, feet & ankle issues. I keep trying to get my husband to not wear shoes inside but to no avail. I like these, I am glad you found some that work for you.

  • SarahD8 replied 2 years ago

    Niiiiiiice. So cozy!

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    Style Fan, you can order them online from the Canadian site. 

    Opaline, Mr. Suz sometimes wears his shoes, too, although he too has "house shoes" that he mainly puts on. 

    Mainelady, it's the same brand, just two different styles. The first pair are stretchy fabric, yes. So they will breathe. 

    Helena, that is such a nice idea -- to supply slippers if you ask for shoes off. 

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    FABULOUS. Love them both, Suz. Thanks for the tip.

    I'm still wearing my Campers, and on my second pair. We don't wear outside shoes in the house either - except for dinner parties, and only downstairs. 

    I REALLY don't like being barefoot on our wooden floors. Socks are no good either. 

  • delurked replied 2 years ago

    Nice. We must be on similar wavelengths for house shoes. Here’s what I’ve got for this winter. They will be too hot for spring, but feel good right now.

  • Runcarla replied 2 years ago

    Excellent! Since moving (4+ year ago) I've been at a loss on how to,deal with the hard, cold, tile floors of our kitchen - where I spend so much time and my cushy flip flops are old, and cold in the winter. Will def check out your options, and Angie's Campers.

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    Carla, for SURE check those out. Any kind of slip on sneaker could work for in-between temps, I think -- I just have major problems getting a fit with those. And you definitely need something warmer for winter. 

    I wear my Fitflop sandals in the kitchen in summer back in Kingston.  If you have narrow low volume feet you might have to fiddle to get Fitflops to fit -- Vionic might work a bit better, although that, too, depends. Fitflops work for me IF there is a half size or if they have adjustable straps -- the regular shoes are too wide/ high volume for me. But I love, love, love, love the heel cushioning and my feet love it too, so I try to get them to work. 

    Angie, those look great. We have hardwood floors in our Kingston kitchen, too (and the whole house really, and in the rental house here in Vancouver as well, except for the even harder tile of the kitchen!) Our Kingston kitchen is also excruciatingly cold because there is no basement, just a crawl space, beneath it. So super warm slippers are vital! Here, the temps are not so bad but the hard floors are. 

    Delurked, if those Clarks work for you in winter I'd highly recommend a slip on sandal for summer indoor wear! 

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  • karen13 replied 2 years ago

    Such a good idea. I grew up in the country with barbed wire and horses so barefoot was a huge no no (tetanus) in my youth and I’ve never adapted. Plus we keep our house cool so I just need slippers. I need some pure house slippers so I’m not tempted to dash outside and drag in the muck. I typically use my worn out versions of Merrill clogs, but they are too easy to wear outside. I have tried several n some Fit Flop sneakers which seemed ok for my wide forefoot, but have not ever pulled the trigger.

  • shevia replied 2 years ago

    Wait feet can be too warm? :) These look like a great solution.

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    Wearing the warm ones now in my PJs. :) 

  • SarahD8 replied 2 years ago

    Wait. A house will be colder if it only has a crawl space? *Penny drops*

    Love your kitty PJs, Suz!

  • Gretchen replied 2 years ago

    So glad to see these recs. Our remodel called for hardwood floors and I desperately need some slippers. Will start looking!

  • Elizabeth P replied 2 years ago

    These look great, Suz. I had no idea fitflops did slippers. The flip flops are sooooo comfy!
    I wear old Birks and wool socks around the house. My slippers are gerlyps, which are warm but offfer no support.

  • Jane replied 2 years ago

    They look super cosy. I wear Uggs when it gets very cold but I like to have bare feet or tights on rather than anything else.

    Suz, may I ask where you keep your outside shoes?

    I’d like to keep mine downstairs by the door, as they take up space in my wardrobe.

  • Cardiff girl replied 2 years ago

    They look really cosy.l wear faux crocs indoors because I was destroying slippers at too great a rate.They are great in that it doesn’t matter if I get them wet or spill something on them but they are chilly in the winter so I wear cabin socks in them then and bare feet in the summer.

  • Sisi replied 2 years ago

    I want those pajamas! :) Fantastic slippers, they look not only warm and cozy but also very pretty! 

  • anchie replied 2 years ago

    Great slippers, I would be all over them if I neede something more warm. Our apartment is warm with floor heating so I wear my Vionic flip flops as house shoes all year round. Highly recommend them. I tried Fitflops also but they did not work for me.

  • RobinF replied 2 years ago

    Nice buys! I have never found FitFlops that work for my feet but those are a style I haven't seen. I don't like to wear my shoes in the house and just this year got these clogs at Nordstrom Rack. They are warm enough to wear without socks if I want and very comfy. And they have a hard sole so I can run out to the mail if I need to. I don't see them at the Rack any more but looks like they are on Amazon.

  • JAileen replied 2 years ago

    I need new slippers. The fuzzy slippers look pretty good. We keep our house on the cool side (66F in winter).

    Funny, I ordered some Fitflops a day or two ago.

  • suntiger replied 2 years ago

    They look cozy!

  • Sara L. replied 2 years ago

    They look perfect for you needs.  I have this problem too - my kitchen has hard tile floors and my feet hurt if I stand on them too long.  In the summer I wear flipflops with lots of padding and in the winter I usually wear Ugg boots that I use for slippers.

  • Inge replied 2 years ago

    Oh I like both pairs, Suz, and thanks for posting this now: I was just thinking I could use new slippers/house shoes.

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    Sara - indoor Uggs would be pure luxury. I wanted Ugg slippers but alas, they don't fit me. I wanted the moccasin style but, as usual, it just flips off my foot....

    RobinF, those look really good -- thank you. 

    Cardiff Girl, I hear you on the destruction. I destroy slippers quickly also  -- kitchen spills and the like, I suspect. At least the sneaker house shoe can be washed. 

    Jane, in our current house (the one we are renting) we have a blissful amount of space for storage. The entryway is large and includes a long bench with space for outdoor shoes on a shelf, PLUS a closet with shelves and floor space for shoes and boots. So I keep my muddiest footwear there. My dressier shoes and boots still live upstairs in my bedroom closet -- I like to see how they complete outfits and so keep them there. Our home in Kingston has a very cramped 19th century entry so Mr. Suz and the child keep boots (winter boots) there at entry and I trudge to a basement storage area with my own! 

  • Adriana replied 2 years ago

    I like them. I need slippers for warmth but even more for support. When in summer I walk barefoot in the house all the time, my feet sort of cramp. I have high arches.

  • Jane replied 2 years ago

    Suz, thank you! It is helpful to know because I’m thinking there must be a better way for me to store my shoes and bag. Your rental sounds like it has spacious living space.

  • Julie replied 2 years ago

    Nice! I have those same fit flops (in grey with a black band)- they were good for my PF and I was happy to find slip-ons that don't slip-off! I wore them all around last spring/summer with cropped pants and dresses. It sounds like we have similar issues so I'm going to pay close attention to all of your shoe purchases and posts...

  • Runs With Scissors replied 2 years ago

    Suz, just wanted to say thanks for the recommendation!  I had been wanting to replace my aging Ugg boots that serve as my Winter house shoes with something with more arch support.  I ordered the Fit Flops Loaff variant that was cheapest in my size on Amazon.  They arrived today, and seem like winners -- functional and fairly cute!

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    Runs with Scissors -- that's great to hear! 

    Julie -- very interesting, and yes! Happy to oblige! I tend to gravitate to the same brands -- La Canadienne, Blondo, Aquatalia for winter footwear. Topshop, weirdly enough (and sometimes Zara) give me a good fit! Ecco often works but not always.

    Here's my current footwear collection. What will become obvious is that I prefer a shoe with a 1" to 2.5" heel. I don't have flat feet but higher arches and that feels more comfortable to me than a flat shoe. Into those booties I usually place an insole for PF as well. I can only wear the Ecco sneakers with an insole -- usually Superfeet. (The Fitflops seem fine so far.) My secret is to switch up footwear a lot -- this helps to prevent strain for me. I walk a lot so the PF is always threatening to return, although (knock on wood) I've been able to keep it at bay for a while now. 

    Jane -- yes, this house is positively luxurious with storage space. I am not yet used to it! 

  • Julie replied 2 years ago

    Wow thanks Suz! Very useful yet dangerous (for my wallet) information.

    I don't have many finds collected but here are a few of my favorite shoes...also I've been wearing Birkenstock booties. My house slippers are these cozy woolen blue birkenstocks, worn with warm socks:

    Here's to happy feet in 2019!

  • Julie replied 2 years ago

    I guess my fit flops are a little different from yours now that I look more closely!

  • Suz replied 2 years ago

    They look quite similar, though, Julie. And yes, here's to happy feet! 

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    A suggestion for those looking for warm house shoes. DH got a couple of fleece lined crocs at the Croc Outlet. I will try them when I need to replace my fleece lined Target sliver slippers. Socks, even thick wool, are too slippery on wood or tile floors. The Crocs can be washed off if they are accidentally worn outside. They have several styles and lots of colors for women, men and children of all ages.

  • Mimi replied 2 years ago

    They look so comfy! :)

  • ropeball replied 2 years ago

    This is my first time posting here (been a lurker) and finally I feel like I can contribute something to a post.  

    My feet is always cold, so I was always on the lookout for comfy and warm house slippers.  2 years ago, I found Baabuk.  They made wool slippers and I been wearing the pair since.  It's comfy, does not stink and nice red color.  They do have pretty colors. I haven't reorder because it last that long.  I think they have a US site, their main site is somewhere in Europe. 

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