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Best women's slippers to keep your feet warm and cosy

It’s slipper season! Time to treat your feet to a brand new pair of slippers. We round up the comfiest and cosiest pairs around, as worn by Mumsnetters.

By Claire Stapleton | Last updated Oct 20, 2021

Woman wearing slippers

One positive thing about saying goodbye to summer is welcoming autumn and all the glorious things it brings with it. After all, it’s the season of comfort. Putting the fire on, snuggling up on the sofa, drinking a hot chocolate, eating a hearty stew, wearing a comfortable pair of slippers. We just love it all. 

If you don't already have a decent pair of slippers, then it’s time to invest. But we're going to level with you; shops aren’t short of quality slippers. So how do you ensure that you buy a pair that you'll love wearing all winter long? Well, you'll be pleased to know that we’ve done the legwork for you - sit back, relax, get the fire on, curl up on the sofa and check out our guide to the very best women’s slippers on the market.

Here are the best women's slippers to buy in 2021. 

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1. Best overall women's slippers: Moshulu Bo Indigo Textile Slippers

Moshulu Bo slippers

Price: £34 | Buy now from Moshulu

"I adore my Moshulus." - ShowOfHands

"I only buy Moshulu now - their variety is great and hard soles make it easy to nip out to the bin without ruining your slippers." - Spaghettio 

If you venture into a slipper discussion on the Mumsnet forums, then you'll find heaps of praise for Moshulu. These slippers have a reputation for being warm and comfortable and they have a distinctive design (strong granny chic vibes). 

They might not be to everybody's taste and one Mumsnetter has said that Moshulu "could do with some cooler designs". But they're hardwearing, warm, practical and they have a hard sole so you can pop out to the car in them if you need to. Mumsnetters seem to universally rate them which is why these Moshulus have snagged our top slipper spot.  

Key specs

  • Material: Synthetic
  • Size range: UK3-UK8 

2. Best budget slippers for women: Linzi Cloud Fluffy Crossover Slippers

Linzi Cloud slippers

Price: £10 | Buy now from Next 

"Next ones are lovely! Pure fluffiness inside and a hard sole so they don't wear through - AVeryMerryPersonalClown 

If you're in the market for a fluffy slipper, then check out this crossover design from Next. It comes in burgundy and cream, but we're big fans of the multi colour option (mainly because it reminds us of a unicorn). 

A slipper that's soft, fluffy, fashionable and reminds us of a mythical creature. What's not to love?

Key specs

  • Material: Synthetic
  • Size range: UK3-UK8

3. Warmest women's slippers: Giesswein Unisex Vent Open Back Slippers

Giesswein slippers

Price: From £58 | Buy now from Amazon

"Geisswein slippers are amazing. They're not cheap but they’re well worth the money" - CoxwellHuge

"Lovely wool slippers that last for years" - MrsSchadenfreude 

These Giesswein Unisex Vent Open Back Slippers have a reputation for being warm. They're made from wool and Mumsnetters claim that they stand the test of time. 

There are six colourways available from a UK size 3 to 12. We love the fact that they're available in half sizes too (why doesn't everybody offer that?). So you should be able to find the perfect size and colour to suit your tastes. 

Key specs

  • Material: Wool and rubber
  • Size range: UK3-UK12

4. Best sheepskin slippers for women: UGG Women's Tasman Slippers

UGG Tasman slippers

Price: From £60 | Buy now from Amazon

"Ugg slippers are fantastic and so long lasting" - Madbengalmum

UGG is a brand that is synonymous with sheepskin. So if you're after a sheepskin slipper, then it's the obvious place to look. 

This Tasman design comes in UGG's signature chestnut colourway, but these slippers are also available in a range of colours including red, navy, pink and black. They might not be the cheapest pair on the market but they should certainly last a while. 

Key specs

  • Material: Leather outer, sheepskin lining
  • Size range: UK 3-UK 9

5. Best slipper socks: Ladies Thermal Heat Holders Slipper Socks 

Ladies Thermal Heat slipper socks

Price: From £5 | Buy now from Amazon

"They have a lovely fleece lining and they're definitely the warmest socks I've tried" - Lottapianos

Sometimes you want to put your (slipper-less) feet up, but you also want to ensure that your tootsies remain toastie. For those instances, when a traditional slipper just won't do, you'll want to invest in a pair of Ladies Thermal Heat Holder Slipper Socks. These socks are cosy, warm and you can even wear them to bed. 

Key specs

  • Material: 91% acrylic, 5% polyamide, 3% polyester, 1% elastane
  • Size range: UK4-UK12

6. Best fluffy slippers for women: New Look buckle double strap fluffy slider slipper in leopard print

New Look leopard print slippers

Price: £13 | Buy now from New Look

"My DD, who is 16 has some leopard print fluffy slider slippers from ASOS. She loves them"- Kenworthington 

These leopard print slippers are fun, fashionable and fluffy. And we love the double strap and buckle detail, almost as much as the affordable price point. When these slide-on slippers slip out of fashion, you'll be able to afford to replace them fairly easily.  

Key specs

  • Material: Synthetic
  • Size range: UK3-UK8

7. Best mule slippers for women: Birkenstock Schuhe Amsterdam Woll-Filz Normal

Birkenstock Amsterdam slippers

Price: From £51 | Buy now from Amazon

"I love my Birkenstock slippers" - Pixie2015 

"They are very comfortable and feel like shoes, but I wouldn’t wear them outside with socks and jeans" - Howshouldibehave 

If you're still not ready to accept that summer has gone, then consider buying a pair of Birkenstock slippers. These mule slippers will keep your toes warm, but the iconic cork Birkenstock base will remind you of sea, sand and sunshine.  

Mumsnetters love their Birkenstock slippers for both comfort and style and it’s easy to find a pair for to suit your feet; they’re available up to a UK size 10.5 in four natural colourways. 

Key specs

  • Material: Felt and synthetic
  • Size range: UK5.5-UK10.5

8. Best orthopedic slippers for women: Fitflop Women's Chrissie Shearling Open Back Slippers

Fitflop slippers

Price: From £53 | Buy now from Amazon

"Fitflop slippers are fantastic. I have rheumatoid arthritis which has destroyed my feet and plantar fascitis but FFs are so comfortable" - PennyDreadfuI 

"I have worked from home for years and these are amazing to keep my arches supported" - MrsPeacockDidIt

Mumsnetters with orthopedic issues rate these Flipflop slippers. They have air-foam cushioning and an anatomically-shaped footbed that molds to your feet. These slippers aren't the cheapest, but if you want a comfortable slipper that supports your feet then this pair is just the ticket. The design is pretty basic but if you suffer from pain in your feet, then the appearance of your slippers probably won't matter that much. You'll just want to ensure that the slippers you buy are comfortable and won't cause any more damage. 

Key specs

  • Material: Leather, textile
  • Size range: UK3-UK9

9. Best indoor/outdoor slippers: Skechers BOBS Women's Plush Memories Flat

Skechers BOBS slippers

Price: From £38 | Buy now from Amazon

"Had them for well over a year and despite daily wearing indoors and in the garden they've worn well" - damekindness

"They have a hard sole and memory foam. Absolutely lovely" - SendARavenToRiverRun

"My Bobs are a couple of years old now and still look brand new. Only criticism I have is that they're a bit too hard-soled, and I don't like having my feet on the sofa with them on" - BertBox 

If you're somebody that's constantly between the house and the garden, then you'll want a slipper that you can wear outdoors too. Sketchers BOBS have hard soles so they're great to wear outdoors as well as round the house. One Mumsnetter does say that "they're a bit too hard-soled", so if you like something that's soft against your foot, then this might not be the design for you.  

We love the choice you get with BOBS. There are a whopping 25 colour options to choose from and they’re available in a wide fit and half sizes too.

Key specs

  • Material: Synthetic
  • Size range: 3UK-9UK

10. Best boot slippers for women: Bedroom Athletics - Marilyn - Faux Fur Slipper Boots

Bedroom Athletics slippers

Price: £25 | Buy now from Amazon

"Bedroom Athletics are my favourite" - CrochetToTheMoon

Sometimes only a slipper boot will do. Especially on exceptionally cold days. If you're after a boot slipper, then take a look at these Faux Fur Slipper Boots by Bedroom Athletics. Not only are they soft, comfortable and warm, but they come in a range of different sizes for all kinds of feet. 

Key specs

  • Material: Synthetic
  • Size range: UK3-UK10

What's the best style of slipper to wear?

You’ll have to decide what's at the top of your slipper wish list to answer this question. You might want something warm, perhaps comfort is your number one priority, or maybe you have a strict budget and you don't want to spend over a certain amount. Your top priority should drive your buying decision, because there's no definitive answer when it comes to the best style of slipper to wear. The best style for you, whether it be a mule, a slipper boot, a slipper sock or a fluffy pair, will depend on your individual wants and needs. 

Can slippers be worn outdoors?

If you want to wear your slippers outdoors then you should buy a pair with a hard sole. But even if you do, try to remember that your slippers are predominantly meant to be worn inside. You might find that your slippers wear quicker if you always have them on during the school run, or you're repeatedly wearing them to walk the dog. 

What are the best women's slippers to buy?  

Quite frankly, we'd be doing the Mumsnet forum users a disservice if we didn't pick Moshulu slippers as the best women's slippers to buy. This brand is super popular and it's easy to see why - the slippers are affordable, comfortable and they have a hard sole so they should last you a while. Moshulu might not be the most fashionable design on the block, but when it comes to slippers, we're inclined to focus on comfort over style. 

How we chose our recommendations

We spent several hours sifting through Mumsnet's forums for recommendations from our users on the slippers they rated most highly. We were also on the lookout for poor reviews of products to avoid.

We also consulted recommendations from experts, consumer websites and print media and made sure we included brands that regularly appeared in top 10 lists.

We then looked at reviews for each of our longlisted slippers to check that previous customers were satisfied with their purchases.

By doing this, we whittled our longlist down and chose a top list that we think offers something for everybody.

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