The 9 Best Wool Slippers That Won't Make Your Feet Sweat

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by Yoona Wagener
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When the weather is cold, the best wool slippers strike the perfect balance between warm and breathable to keep your feet cozy and comfy (but not sweaty!) indoors. To find your perfect pair, think about the type of wool that best suits your needs — shearling sheepskin slippers are fluffy and super warm, while felted or boiled wool slippers will be soft or stretchy, respectively, but tend to be slightly less warm and cozy compared to sheepskin. If you might want to wear your pair on brief stints outdoors, look for indoor/outdoor slippers with rubber or other sturdy soles.

Many top wool slippers have wool sole linings that increase the chances that a slipper will hold up over many wears. Still, if you want to wear the slippers outside, rubber or thermoplastic rubber (TPR) outsoles (also great for structure and longevity) are a must. Leather, suede, or other less rugged outsole materials should suffice if you’ll be mostly staying inside. These soft materials usually keep floors scuff-free and tend to make for very quiet slippers, but that also means they lack the stability or traction you’d get from a rubber sole that's more weather- and slip-resistant.

Regardless of the materials a slipper is made from, you'll also want to consider the style. Full-coverage styles are warmest — slipper boots or booties cover the whole foot and ankle to keep you toasty warm, while moccasin slippers cover most of your foot. While wool is naturally moisture-wicking and breathable, if your feet run particularly warm, you might prefer an open-backed clog, slip-on, or sandal design that lets your feet breathe more. Slipper sock options could be appealing if you want something halfway between a warm pair of socks and cozy slippers.

Whatever style of wool or slipper design you're looking for, these wool slipper options can keep your feet warm and comfortable even on the coldest days.

1. A Sheepskin-Lined Moccasin You Can Wear Out Of The House

If you're looking for a cozy slipper you can wear basically everywhere, these Minnetonka moccasins are lined with thick, fuzzy sheepskin that will keep your feet super warm no matter the weather. A durable suede exterior stretches over time to mold to your feet, and rawhide laces help you achieve an even better fit. If you want to wear the slippers out of the house, the sturdy rubber sole is more than up to the task. A handful of Amazon reviewers even report wearing these as everyday shoes, while others enjoy these exclusively as indoor slippers — so it's versatile enough for you to choose your own adventure.

According to one Amazon reviewer: “I love these slippers!!! They are so comfortable and I love the way they look. Also if you wanted them for more than slippers you definitely could wear them out and about. Would recommend to anyone!”

  • Available sizes: Women’s 5 — 11, including wide sizes

2. An Editor-Favorite Shearling Sheepskin Slide

"I have a lot of slippers, but these have quickly become my favorite,” says BDG Commerce Editor Jen Fiegel of these fuzzy slippers from Dearfoams. “They're cozy without feeling hot, and the sole is substantial and sturdy but molds to your feet. The rubber outsole is nice for quick runs outside." While the slippers are slide-style, with open heels and toes, they’re covered in 100% fluffy shearling sheepskin, which makes them warmer than you’d think without feeling sweaty. And because they do have a sturdy rubber outsole, they shouldn’t feel slippery or flimsy. Choose from two colors — a natural off-white with a gold accent, or a darker gray with a silver accent.

According to one Amazon reviewer: “These slippers are the softest and most comfortable slippers I've ever owned! The fit was perfect and they were at a great price!”

  • Available sizes: Women’s 6 — 10

3. A Popular Clog-Style Slipper For Indoor/Outdoor Use

These popular clog-style Haflinger slippers have a classic look and a dedicated following on Amazon, with more than 2,500 reviews and a 4.6-star rating overall. The clog style means they should be warm but not overly so. The manufacturer bills these as indoor/outdoor slippers, and they definitely fit that bill. The 100% felted wool upper and lining means they're warm and cozy, and a roomy toe box gives your toes space to breathe. A cork footbed with molded latex arch support helps you stay comfortable on your feet, and several Amazon reviewers with foot discomfort recommend these as house shoes as a result. Finally, an anti-skid rubber sole makes the slippers especially viable as outdoor shoes, whether you're wearing them on errands or quick jaunts to the mailbox; they'll even reduce the chance of slipping indoors. Grab them in a bunch of different colors, from subdued black to bright blue.

According to one Amazon reviewer: “I've been a Haflinger fan for years. These are the only shoes I wear for after work and on weekends. The felted wool keeps feet comfy in cool and warm weather. Cork soles with rubber tread allow for outdoor use for light duty. Don't settle for the less costly knock-offs. With a comfortable rounded toe box and built-in arch support these stay on the feet nicely and are so comfy. Typically one pair will last for 2-4 years even wearing them everyday. I wear them to grocery shop, walk to the mailbox, do chores around the house & even have hiked in them in dry weather!”

  • Available sizes: Women's 4 — 17

4. These Stylish Shearling Slippers That Let Your Toes Breathe

These trendy Ugg slippers may be sandal in style, but their furry sheepskin upper is incredibly warm and cozy. An elastic heel strap keeps them from falling off, and the open heel and toe keep them from making your feet sweat. This fashionable but practical style has garnered more than 26,000 Amazon reviews (and counting) with an overall 4.7-star rating on the site. The slippers also have a good amount of structure to them, with a rubber sole that gives them a more shoe-like feel and makes them versatile for outside wear as well.

If you like the look, know that these slippers come in more than 40 different colors and patterns — so there should be something for everyone, whether you're into leopard print, hot pink, or rainbow stripes.

According to one Amazon reviewer: “Love these. So soft and fuzzy. I love the strap on the back keeps my feet nicely tucked in the slippers without sliding out. The bottom of the slide is made to go outside so good for indoor and outdoor wear.”

  • Available sizes: Women's 5 — 12

5. A Budget-Friendly Pair Of Clog-Style Slippers

You can easily shell out a lot of money for a high-quality pair of wool slippers, and you probably won't regret it — but if you're on a budget, these clog-style slippers can be yours for less than $40. Despite the low price tag, these really are made of boiled wool. The upper is made from felted wool, and the supportive latex insole is lined with felt, too, so your feet won’t get sweaty. You can choose between felt or rubber soles depending on whether you want the freedom to wear your slippers on brief trips outdoors. They come in a few different colors, some of which have little flower details.

According to one Amazon reviewer: "I love the warmth and soft soles of these slippers. I have hardwood floors and the soft soles are quiet while I am walking inside. The warm wool molds to my foot- I [have] a high arch and this indoor slipper provides good support [...] and breathable warmth."

  • Available sizes: Women's 7-8 — 11-12

6. An Extra-Warm Sheepskin Bootie With Memory Foam Support

If your feet tend to get really cold, these cozy sheepskin booties are incredibly warm, with a sheepskin lining and full coverage of your foot and even ankle, thanks to a plush sheepskin collar. While the exterior may look like it's made from suede, the booties are actually made from double-faced sheepskin, meaning that both sides of the sheepskin are visible. Each slipper also includes a memory foam layer with supportive heel and arch cushioning on the footbed.

If you find that these slippers are so warm and cozy you don't want to take them off, you don't have to — the non-slip rubber outsole makes these suitable for both indoor and outdoor wear. One note about sizing: Many Amazon reviewers report having to size up at least one (if not two) sizes for the best fit. The slippers are available in a light brown with an off-white collar or in a dark brown with a dark brown collar.

According to one Amazon reviewer: “The slipper is WARM--it ‘cuddles’ your feet in soft wooL. The wool is not as icky-sticky as synthetic; my feet never sweat in these. The sole and associated support are flexible, easy to walk in, resist skidding, and very comfortable. They work fine for quick trips outside. I've had several of these, each pair lasting several years, in both the mule and the full slipper--I don't even bother with alternatives any more.”

  • Available sizes: Women's 6 — 11

7. These Felted Wool Booties To Keep You Warm Indoors

If you want the look and coverage of a bootie-style slipper with a streamlined feel, these felted wool booties could be just what you need. The uppers are made of 100% felted wool, including the insole, and are accented with a leather outsole that's lightweight and offers minor traction for comfortably moving about inside. Some Amazon reviewers comment on the lack of arch support, so these might not be a great choice for anyone who prefers super supportive footwear, but many rave about the warmth and breathability these slippers offer, too. In fact, it has earned a 4.8-star overall rating. A handful of reviewers also suggest the material can feel scratchy at first around the ankles but softens once these are broken in. Choose from a bunch of different colors.

According to one Amazon reviewer: “These boots are WONDERFUL! I followed directions and wore them without socks and the moment I put my bare feet inside it felt AMAZING. The inside is SO SOFT. The boots are warm and cozy and so light. The calf skin soles are non slip and really grip on tile and smooth surfaces. I really loved how stylish the boots are too. [...] The boots also let your feet breathe and they do NOT get sweaty hot . They are kept at a perfect cozy temperature. My big surprise was how soft the boots are. I was worried about the wool itching my feet but that is NOT THE CASE. The wool /felt is WONDERFULLY SOFT. The boots form to your feet and you won't want to take them off!! I'm wanting to buy the shoes now I Love them so much!”

  • Available sizes: Women's 4-4.5 — 16-16.5

8. A Clog-Style Felted Wool Slipper For Indoor Wear

These Nootkas felted wool slippers could be your perfect pair if you want an open-back clog-style slipper built with breathability and indoor use in mind. These low-profile slippers are recommended by Nootkas for people who tend to heat up quickly, since the open design and felted wool offer good temperature regulation. These slip-ons come with a suede outsole and lightly padded insole, but have no added arch support. An added bonus if you're interested in making more sustainable purchases: These Nootkas slippers are made with wool ethically sourced from New Zealand and are manufactured in a fair trade-certified facility in Nepal. They come in nine different colors.

According to one Amazon reviewer: “These are the best slippers I have ever had. Worth every penny. Your foot doesn’t sweat. They are good for cold and warm climates. Silent on hardwood floors. Just perfect.”

  • Available sizes: Women's 5.5-6 — 10.5-11

9. A Slipper Sock With A Grippy Sole

If you're interested in a pair of cozy slipper socks, consider these boiled wool Acorn wool slipper socks with over 2,000 Amazon reviews and a 4-star rating overall — and the distinction of being worn by NASA astronauts in space. In addition to boiled wool, these slipper socks contain a minimal amount of spandex and nylon for stretch. They look like a typical sock and sit mid-calf, but they also have a leather and suede sole with a padded footbed for traction and support you won't find in an average pair of socks. Multiple Amazon reviewers report that these slipper socks are warm and cozy and last quite a while — from 1 to 2 years, and even up to 36 years in the case of one reviewer!

According to one reviewer: “Of course there's no problem with it staying on your foot. It's a sock. But the sock itself is very comfy thick wool with a small percentage of spandex that makes it a snug fits that's still easy to get on and off. The moccasin like leather sole on the sock has good thickness. Walking around in these slipper socks in a cold house with tile floors is dream. Super comfortable and warm. Another plus for me is that these slipper socks are light weight compared to shoe like slippers and will easy fold flat and fit into a suitcase or overnight bag for travel. RECOMMENDED.”

  • Available sizes: XX-Small — 3X-Large

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