The 10 Best Vegan Slippers To Wear At Home

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by Tiana Crump
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When you’re shopping for the best vegan slippers, the goal is to find cozy footwear without animal-based materials like fur, suede, wool, and leather. Most commonly, these animal-friendly slippers are made from fabrics like cotton, polyester fleece or microfiber, or acrylic instead, with soles constructed of vegan materials like memory foam or rubber. You shouldn’t have to sacrifice style to remain cruelty-free with your slip-ons, either; vegan slippers are available in various designs, some of which are designed to look like fur, suede, and even leather — but without involving animals at all.

Identifying which slippers are truly vegan is all about reading the labels. If slippers are labeled as faux, vegan, or synthetic, that's an easy clue. But in instances where you don't see that tell-tale "vegan" designation, you'll have to do a little more sleuthing and check out the list of materials used to make the slippers. If fabrics and synthetic materials are listed and you don't see any mention of animal-derived materials like leather or fur, you're probably in the clear. (Just a hint: microsuede, aka microfiber, is not actually suede — it's a type of polyester.)

As with any type of footwear, you'll want to consider the type of slipper that will best suit your needs before you go ahead and buy a pair. If you are lounging around the house, soft-soled slippers or pair of slipper socks with anti-skid soles will do. For those who like to step out with their slippers on, look for slippers with sturdier soles (such as rubber) that can protect your feet from the ground so you can feel cozy and comfortable wherever you go. Backless clogs are easy to slip on and off, while fuller-coverage mocs will keep your heels warm, and tall booties will also warm your calves. It's up to you to decide what you need!

Here’s my roundup of the best vegan slippers for the ultimate in cruelty-free loungewear.

1. A Cozy Pair Of Slip-Ons Lined With Faux Fur

The Jessica Simpson comfy faux fur house slipper is a popular vegan slipper option with a 4.5-star rating on Amazon after more than 10,000 reviewers. The slipper is 100% synthetic, with a microsuede exterior and fluffy faux fur lining. A thick memory foam insole provides support and pillowy comfort, while a textured rubber sole helps you keep your footing indoors or out.

These slippers are available in nine different shades, from a suede-like tan to a deep burgundy. They come in four different sizes designed to fit feet sizes 6 to 10, but because they run a little on the narrow side, the manufacturer recommends sizing up if you have wide feet. These slippers are hand-wash only.

Positive Amazon review: "Love these so much! Happy with my purchase:) they are super soft and have a hard bottom for quick indoor-outdoor errands. Super cute. Excellent quality! I ordered to wear through my pregnancy and for my hospital stay in the future. I think they'll work perfectly and hold up well. Recommend."

  • Available Sizes: Small (Shoe size 6-6.5), Medium (7-7.5), Large (8-8.5), X-Large (9-10)

2. A Supportive Pair Of Moccasins

The RockDove Nordic slippers are soft moccasin-style slippers with knitted uppers covered in patterns reminiscent of a beautiful sweater. They're lined with cozy micro-fleece to keep your toes warm and wick away moisture, with plush berber trim around the exterior edges. The insoles are made with a layer of anti-shock EVA foam to provide support and all-day comfort. The durable soles are made from the same kind of rubber you'd find on trail running shoes, which means they're totally fine to wear outside. Grab them in four different prints. They come only in whole sizes — so if you're a half size, the manufacturer suggests sizing up.

You can wash them in a machine, just be sure to use cold water and let them air dry.

Positive Amazon review: "These are my favorite slippers! I needed some warm and cozy slippers for the winter, and the others I looked at were so expensive, so I gave these a try, and I was so surprised how comfortable they are! I would order these again, and I highly recommend them!"

  • Available Sizes: 6 —11

3. A Pair Of Slipper Socks With Non-Skid Soles

Pembrook's cable-knit slipper socks are stylish and functional, giving you a cute wintery look with a super cozy feel — without using animal products. These cable-knit acrylic socks feature a soft faux sherpa lining for warmth, and the faux suede soles have rubber treads to keep you from slipping on smooth floors — though the soles definitely aren't sturdy enough to wear outdoors. Memory foam footbeds provide comfort and support. They come in two colors: gray and navy. You can clean them in the washing machine, but make sure to use the gentle cycle and hang them to dry.

Positive Amazon review: "I love these, they keep my feet warm and toasty but not gross and sweaty like other house shoes. They have grip, so I'm not sliding around on the hardwoods and just a little cushion to be comfy. Best in-house shoe purchase I have ever made."

  • Available sizes: Small (Shoe sizes 4-6), Medium (7-8), Large (9-10.5)

4. A Warm Pair Of Booties

On chilly days, the LongBay chenille knit bootie slippers will keep your feet and ankles warm. These bootie slippers feature a cotton chenille knit fabric exterior in shades of pink, wine red, gray, or black. They're lined with super plush fleece, with a memory foam insole for cushioning and support. Rubber soles provide traction on slick tiles and slippery wood floors, or while you step outside to get the mail. When your slippers get dirty, just toss them in the washing machine.

Positive Amazon review: “These are so cute!! I wanted slipper boots that I could also wear outside to take the dogs out, and these are perfect. They are warm and cozy and have a great non-slip sole.”

  • Available Sizes: 5-6 — 11-12

5. A Pair Of Slip-On Clogs With Arch Support

Isotoner's terry slip-in clogs are made of soft micro terry for a plush feel, and with a 4.3-star rating from more than 7,600 (and growing!) Amazon reviews, it's safe to say that they're beloved by many. They feature multi-layered EVA foam insoles for cushioned arch support, which reviewers confirm feels great on their tired feet. The soles are rubber, providing skid-resistance on slippery floors with a textured bottom for traction when walking around outside. According to the manufacturer, the slippers run a size small, so be sure to size up. These mule-style slip-ons are available in five different shades. Plus, they're machine washable with cool water.

Positive Amazon review: "These slippers are so plush. They are soft and the instep is supportive at the same time. The sole is going to keep them from wearing out too fast. Because of all the padding they fit snugly. [...] These slippers are used almost daily and they look brand new. I have zero complaints about these bad boys! I'd recommend them to anyone looking for this kind of slipper."

  • Available Sizes: 6.5 - 7 — 9.5 - 10

6. These Wool-Like Best-Sellers

Looking for something that’s warm, cozy, durable, and — most importantly — highly reviewed? These memory foam slippers are currently a number-one best-seller on Amazon; they’ve earned more than 50,000 reviews and an overall rating of 4.6 stars. Inside, you’ll find manmade fleece that’s designed to feel like wool, and on top, there’s a knitted outer in your choice of seven colors. The rubber sole both prevents slipping and makes them durable enough for a quick trip outside, while the memory foam insole keeps you comfy and supported. They’re even machine-washable for easy upkeep.

Positive Amazon review: “Love these. My second pair - these are comfortable, warm, perfect for indoor and brief outdoor trips to get the mail etc. They are some of the best slippers I’ve owned. They don’t lose their shape or fall apart easily.”

  • Available sizes: 5-6 — 11-12

7. These Affordable Alternatives For A High-End Brand

Uggs slippers are known for their style and comfortability — but they’re also expensive and usually made with animal-derived materials. Luckily, these cross-band slippers offer an affordable and synthetic alternative. Their criss-cross upper feels like rabbit fur, but is actually synthetic fleece, and it comes in your choice of 11 solid colors and patterns. Beneath the high-density memory foam insole, there’s an anti-skid rubber bottom that you can wear out of the house.

Positive Amazon review: “BEST SLIPPER EVER!!! softer than ugg and a fraction of the price! the color choices are fantastic and the quality is excellent! will be recommending to friends and family, as well as buying again in the future!”

  • Available sizes: 5-6 — 9-10

8. These Faux-Leather Moccasins That Look Real

For those who love the style of traditional leather moccasins, but not the materials, these RockDove Trapper Mocs are the way to go. The microsuede exterior is designed to mimic real leather in appearance, while the faux-fur interior is plush, warm, and soft without any cruelty whatsoever. They also have a waterproof rubber sole and are machine-washable so you can keep them looking new despite everyday wear. These come in four color options, though the Chestnut is the most convincing.

Positive Amazon review: “Holy maple bacon cupcakes, buy these now!!! I'm wearing mine right out of the box and they are super-comfy and super-warm. And super cute! Unlike most styles of this type, the sole feels substantial so it works as an outdoor running errands shoe. The dark brown color looks great with flannel pj's or casual looks like jeans, leggings and a sweatshirt.”

  • Available sizes: 5-6 — 11-12

9. The Most Travel-Friendly Slippers

Not everyone is looking for a dense, clunky slipper. These ballerina slippers are both lightweight and super easy to pack in a suitcase, granted they’re compact and roll up into a tiny ball. Still, the terry material is soft and warm, and the cushioned rubber sole offers moderate support alongside non-slip security. While they’re not the most durable, they’ve still earned an overall rating of 4.3 stars from more than 7,000 reviewers.

Positive Amazon review: “I have been wearing these slippers for years. They are easy to slip on, cushioned and have a good sole. they are perfect for travel, taking up very little room. I wear them on the plane when i travel and they take up almost no room or add weight to my backpack. being machine washable is a nice bonus.”

  • Available sizes: 5-6 — 11-12

10. The Best Indoor/Outdoor Slides

Finally, if you’re looking for support and comfort rather than warmth, these cloud slides (sold in over 10 colors) are some of the most versatile slippers you’ll ever own. Thanks to their thick, shock-absorbing synthetic material, they relax your feet with every step, so reviewers love wearing them around the house. That said, since they’re made from a durable, fully waterproof material that’s also non-slip, people wear them to the beach, pool, grocery store, and even while gardening or in the showers at the gym.

Positive Amazon review: “My husband and I both work from home and we only have hardwood, no carpets. And I ordered mine first and he got jealous of them so he ordered himself some and now we just waltz around all day in our squishy shoes. I wanted to only wear them inside like house slippers and then I accidentally wore them to the zoo [because] I have chronic pain and was having a hard day and just wanted comfort in my feet so now I think I have to order a second pair, one for outside, one for inside.”

  • Available sizes: 4.5-5 — 13.5-14.5

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