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9 best women’s slippers for ultimate comfort this winter

Trust us, these are the boots, sliders and slippers you’ll want to wear all-season-long

Zoe Phillimore
Monday 04 December 2023 13:18 GMT
We enjoyed a very cosy month trialling these snug slippers
We enjoyed a very cosy month trialling these snug slippers (The Independent)
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On chillier days, there’s nothing better than sinking into a pair of slippers. Warm, fluffy and undeniably comfortable, what’s not to like? Fortunately, gone are the days of a one-size-fits-all design and a slightly fusty vibe. Women’s slippers now offer both style and practicality.

Most leading brands – including Ugg, Birkenstock and The North Face – have their fingers in the slipper pie, and have brought them bang up to date, as have high-street retailers, with textiles and designs to suit everyone’s style.

Slippers are also always an appreciated gift. From teens to grandparents, everyone wants a comfy pair of house shoes to slip their feet into. As we found during testing, you can never have too many pairs. OK, maybe not 20, but we reckon having three pairs is fine. Don’t come for us, Marie Kondo.

With hard soles and slip-free treads, many slippers are made to be worn outside, too. Perfect for taking out the bins, doing a spot of gardening, or going on the school run. Some slippers are even designed to be a hybrid home and street option. Whatever you want them for, this round-up will have the perfect pair for your feet.

How we tested

We’ve had a very cosy month testing the best women’s slippers. Never ones to shy away from a challenge, we’ve lounged around in pairs of all shapes and designs to find the very best for this review. We looked at practicality – fluff is fun, but would they lose their cuteness within just a few days?

A selection of the best women’s slippers we tested for this review (Zoe Phillimore)

Hard soles were appreciated but we also wanted that snuggly feeling – no chilly toes, thank you very much. Price was also factored into the equation, so all budgets were taken into account. Of course, we also considered the design of each pair. Whether you’re into cute and playful designs, or something a bit more sophisticated, here you’ll find the best women’s slippers for every taste.

The best women’s slippers for 2024 are:

  • Best women’s slippers overall – Just Sheepskin ladies Alice sheepskin slipper: £60,
  • Best budget women’s slippers – George at Asda tan faux-fur-lined suedette slippers: £10,
  • Best shearling women’s slippers – The White Company faux-fur buckle cork slider slippers: £45,
  • Best supportive women’s slippers – M&S mule slippers with secret support: £19.50,

Just Sheepskin ladies Alice sheepskin slipper

Just Sheepskin ladies Alice sheepskin slipper
  • Best: Women’s slippers overall
  • Sizes: UK 4-7
  • Colourways: Black with dove, granite, rose
  • Why we love it
    • Breathable
    • Incredible quality
  • Take note
    • Pricey

When it comes to the sheepskin lining, these slippers are 100 per cent the real deal. Promising to keep your feet at the perfect temperature, you shouldn’t overheat or feel too cold.

To add to the comfort factor, the inner sole features memory gel, so they mould to your feet. The sole is very chunky and hardwearing, and they’re incredibly well made, which means that while these slippers are on the pricier side, they should last you years. Think of them as an investment in your comfort.

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George at Asda tan faux-fur-lined suedette slippers

George at Asda tan faux fur lined suedette slippers
  • Best: Budget women’s slippers
  • Sizes: UK 3-6
  • Colourways: Tan
  • Why we love it
    • Premium-looking design
    • Hard soles
  • Take note
    • Sizing comes up small

We were amazed at the quality of these slippers, which look considerably more expensive than they are. Thanks to a faux-fur lining, they’re soft and snuggly, too. While they’re not the most breathable, we didn’t end up with sweaty feet, despite wearing them all day.

The hard sole and pared-back style appealed to us – these are slippers that are going to suit most people’s tastes and lifestyles. They’re also machine washable, should you “accidentally” wear them outside and get them wet in the rain. We’re not here to judge.

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The White Company faux-fur buckle cork slider slippers

best women’s slippers The White Company faux fur buckle cork slider slippers
  • Best: Shearling women’s slippers
  • Sizes: Small, medium, large
  • Colourways: White
  • Why we love it
    • Easy to slip on
    • Fashion-forward design
  • Take note
    • They won’t keep your toes or ankles warm

The White Company’s slippers have achieved cult status. While a more affordable choice, the design is strikingly similar to the Birkenstock shearling Arizonas. They’re soft and comfortable, and we liked that they could definitely pass for weekend streetwear, too. The soles are hard and will last ages, whether you use them outdoors or not.

If you like warm toes and ankles, these probably aren’t the slippers for you, unless you wear them with socks – they don’t have a huge amount of coverage compared with others in this review. But they’re comfy and look nice, so a big thumbs up from us.

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M&S mule slippers with secret support

best women’s slippers Marks and Spencer mule slippers with secret support
  • Best: Supportive women’s slippers
  • Sizes: UK 3-8
  • Colourways: Grey, natural beige, navy
  • Why we love it
    • Supportive
    • Soft and fluffy
    • Slip-on style
  • Take note
    • Won’t keep your ankles warm

If you suffer from foot issues, such as plantar fasciitis, you’ll likely find that slippers are too flat and can exacerbate foot strain. These M&S slippers may be the answer, as they feature internal “secret support”, and the arches mould to your feet. Is the support the same as orthopaedic insoles? No. Did they relieve aching feet that long for some arch support? Yes.

Besides the arch support, they’re soft, cosy and easy to put on. Our feet were comfortable and warm all-day-long, although, we found the coverage across the ankle to be non-existent.

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Boden borg ballerina slippers

best women’s slippers Boden borg ballerina slippers
  • Best: Borg ballerina women’s slippers
  • Sizes: UK 3.5-8.5
  • Colourways: Pink, natural borg
  • Why we love it
    • Comfortable
    • Cute colourway
    • Good coverage
  • Take note
    • No hard sole so for indoors only

These slippers are as cute as a button, in their candyfloss-pink colourway. Owing to the fact they’re made from polyester, some people might not find them to be particularly breathable, but we didn’t have any issues and instead found them to be cosy and comfortable.

We loved that they felt lightweight and we didn’t find ourselves clumping or sliding around the house like we’re liable to do in other slippers. However, there’s no hard sole, which is fine if you keep them for indoor wear only.

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Totes ladies knitted boot slippers with pom pom

Best women’s slippers Totes ladies knitted boot slippers with pom pom
  • Best: Women’s boot slipper
  • Sizes: Small, medium, large
  • Colourways: Grey
  • Why we love it
    • Full coverage
    • Memory foam design
    • Can be worn outside

These Totes slippers provide maximum coverage. They come up well past your ankle, all lined in faux fur, and kept us cosy on even the dullest, greyest winter days. Boot slippers tend to have soft soles that won’t go the distance, so we loved that there’s a hard sole on this design, meaning we could wear them outside when on quick errands or in the garden.

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Ugg Scuffette sheepskin and suede slippers

best women’s slippers Ugg Scuffette sheepskin and suede slippers
  • Best: Luxury women’s slippers
  • Sizes: UK 3-8
  • Colourways: Chestnut, black, thundercloud, espresso, lighthouse, campfire
  • Why we love it
    • Well-made
    • Premium fabrics
    • Temperature regulating
  • Take note
    • Expensive
    • Sole could be thicker
    • Spot-clean only

Sinking your feet into a pair of these is next-level snug. Uggs are made from temperature-regulating sheepskin, so your feet will be kept at the perfect temperature. Their own little microclimate, if you will.

The backless shape is timeless, and these will appeal to all ages. Incredibly well-made, this design will likely last for years. The hard sole is durable enough for quick outdoor excursions. However, we found it wasn’t quite as thick as we’d like – spillages on the floor are hard to avoid with such thin soles, and these slippers are spot-clean only.

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Beurer FW20UK cosy foot warmer

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  • Best: Heated slippers
  • Sizes: One size
  • Colourways: Taupe, grey
  • Why we love it
    • Energy efficient
    • Heated
  • Take note
    • Lower heat settings weren’t that powerful
    • Can’t walk in them

This hybrid of a heated slipper and foot warmer has been designed for at-home use, whether cosied up on the sofa or working at your desk. The roomy design reaches up to your ankles, to make sure you’re kept as toasty as possible.

The inner lining is removable and machine washable, and the foot warmer comes complete with a long cord and remote control with three heat settings for finding the perfect temperature.

Using just 24W an hour, the foot warmer costs around 1p per hour to run, according to the brand. So, if your usual pair of slippers doesn’t cut it, Beurer’s foot warmer is a low-energy way to keep out the chill.

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Russell & Bromley luxo backless clog loafer

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  • Best: Versatile slipper
  • Sizes: UK 3-8
  • Colourways: Neutral, black, brown
  • Why we love it
    • Stylish
    • Comfortable
    • Can wear them outside

Whether you’re looking for a luxe slipper or a piece of fashion-forward footwear, Russell & Bromley’s backless slip-ons will certainly elevate your wardrobe for 2024. Part clog, part loafer, the shoes are characterised by their backless design, white faux-shearling lining and trim, gold buckle detailing and taupe suede outer.

Thanks to the functional outdoor sole and smart detailing of the buckle, the hybrid shoe is a perfectly acceptable workwear choice, while the shearling lining will ensure elevated comfort if you choose to wear them as slippers when working from home. If you’re looking for a multi-purpose slipper, Russell & Bromley’s snug clog is well worth the investment and, better still, it’s currently on sale.

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The verdict: Women’s slippers

Just Sheepskin’s pair is hard to beat when it comes to durability and comfort, with those premium textiles and memory gel soles. However, if you want something a little more budget-friendly, look no further than George’s pleasingly affordable slippers that are also suprisingly comfortable.

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