Perfect for keeping your feet warm and snuggly this winter – whether you’re working from home, running after the kids or simply relaxing on the sofa – a new pair of slippers is just the sort of small treat we could all do with right now.
There are now so many slipper styles to choose from across the high street, including on-trend fluffy sliders and mules that are perfect for wearing day-to-day during the colder months ahead.
And, of course, if you’re looking to really up the ante when it comes to comfort, you can’t go wrong with a cosy pair of sheepskin slippers, so we’ve included plenty of stylish options too.
From personalised slippers to snug slipper socks, here 10 of the best sheepskin slippers available to shop online now.
Top 10 best sheepskin slippers in UK 2021
1. Ugg fluff yeah logo slider
Ugg boots were a sheepskin favourite back in the earlier Noughties, and thanks to Reese Witherspoon and Emily Ratajkowski the brand has seen a resurgence of late. While these aren’t quite the boots we know and love, Ugg is known for dominating the game when it comes to slippers, and these sliders are everywhere right now. Although a little over the top, we were obsessed from the moment we put them on, and they instantly put a smile on our face every time we wore them thereafter. Undeniably soft and cosy, and thanks to the elasticated band there’s no sliding around. The wedged sole does take a little getting used to though.
2. Ascot Slip-On for Men
The classic Ascot silhouette has been given an all black update with a suede outer and leather trimming. The rubber sole makes these ideal for both indoors and out, taking you from home to the shop, and back around again becasue you forgot toilet paper. At the very least you’ll be cosy and warm along the way.
3. ULTRAIDEAS Women’s Comfort Memory Foam Slippers
A best-seller on Amazon, these plush memory foam slippers are honestly like walking on a cloud. They’re thermal and breathable, machine-washable and won’t become worn even after lots of washes.
4. Isotoner Popcorn Turnover Open Toe Slippers
Isotoner slippers are known for the high support that they offer, with their unique Secret Sole and PillowStep Technology. Super soft material, and foam layers in the heel and arch also guarantee comfort while walking. Despite this, they are still affordable, so are a great choice for those who don’t want to splash out on an expensive pair.
These particular Isotoner slippers are open-toe, so are particularly good for keeping your feet cosy and supported on hot days. However, they might not be able to provide your feet with the warmth they need in the colder months, or if you simply have perpetually ice-cold feet.
5. White Metallic India Women’s Slippers
If you’re not quite ready to commit to the full working from home experience in a pair of fuzzy slippers, these are a great hybrid. These White Metallic slippers from Tom’s look like a pair of trainers more than they do your nana’s slippers.
It’s also lined with faux fur for a super soft feeling inside and amazing comfort for your feet overall.
6. Acorn Men’s Moc
This moccasin slipper has a classic look, but also serves up tons of function. It can be worn indoors or outside (don’t worry, the slippers are machine washable), but you’ll probably find yourself slipping into these after a long day.
The memory foam cushion and fleece lining gives the feet tons of support and comfort. The lining wicks away moisture so feet stay cool and dry. Also, the soles are rubber and skid-proof, so your feet stay firmly planted on the ground.
7. Toms Berkeley
Since its foundation in 2006, Toms has grown into one of the most stylish shoe brands in the world.
With a faux shearling lining and wool upper, these slippers promise to be more comfortable than your favourite spot on the sofa.
They’re nice and warm but do show up small. If you have a wider foot, you might want to opt for a half-size up.
8. Glerups Wool Slipper Boots
If your feet overheat easily or you want a more minimalist slipper, we recommend the Glerups Wool Slipper Boots. They were the most durable of the wool slippers we tested, since they’re made from one piece of felt—a construction technique not used by any of the other models—leaving them less prone to splitting or degrading with repeated wear. We recommend the slippers for year-round use, and we suggest the boots if you want full coverage around the ankles. Both are available in rubber-soled versions for indoor and outdoor use. Glerups also makes a shoe version, but our testers didn’t like those as much, noting that they were a little harder to slide a foot into.
9. TOTES ISOTONER MENS MOCCASIN SLIPPERS
Due to their foam layers and unique Pillowstep technology, these moccasins are incredibly structured slippers which are great for superior comfort when going about your daily chores. With a driving sole, they provide additional heel support, and reviewers commend its durability and quality. At an RRP of £25.00, these are a great gift idea and reviewers seem to have no complaints about the quality. If you are a looking for a slipper that has some structure and won’t leave you walking around the house with your ankles rolling in, these mens moccasin slippers might be what you are after.
10. Gumbies Outback Slipper
The best all-round slippers in our rundown are warm but breathable, sleek but cosy, and lightweight but solid. They’re also the most sustainable slippers in our rundown, with soft felt uppers made from recycled plastic bottles, and sturdy non-slip rubber soles made from recycled car tyres. And their handsome, stylish appearance and wide size range mean they’re genuine unisex footwear.
Best of all, these slippers are incredibly toasty without being bulky. Users who suffer Raynauds report that these slippers are the first that actually keep their toes warm. And unlike moon-boot-style slippers, these are designed to let your feet breathe, so you won’t suffer soggy toes or sweaty soles. Users also say that Gumbies’ slippers come up slightly large, so err on the small when buying, especially if your feet are on the narrow side.
How to choose the best sheepskin slippers?
Here’s what you should consider when choosing a slipper for yourself
What type of slippers should I get?
Current soft-shoe vogues include colourful interchangeable soles and quilted duvets for your feet. Slipper socks and boots remain popular, while fluffy open-toe mules refuse to go out of fashion. But which type is right for you?
Mules are simply backless slippers. Traditionally they’re made from sturdy material that keeps its shape well, such as leather or tightly-woven wool, and they’re very convenient because you can slip them on and off without having to bend down. Mules let the air circulate, so they’re a good choice if you suffer from sweaty feet.
Open-toed mules can be anything to anyone. Stick a chunk of faux fur on top and a tiny kitten heel on the sole and you’ve got the all-time fluffy-mule classic. Strip them back and you’ve got a beachfront slider. The pros and cons are the same: fast to slip on and off, loads of breathability, infinite toe room, but not much warmth.
Pumps, such as soft fluffy ballerina pumps or smooth cotton slip-ons, are a light option for wearing all year round. Their full heel prevents them from sliding off, but only until they lose their shape – which can happen fast with cheap pumps, so err on the snug when shopping.
Moccasins also have a full heel, but they’re carefully tailored to keep their shape for years, even if they’re made from soft material like sheepskin. Perfect for keeping feet warm and comfy in the colder months and on cool evenings.
Slipper socks are a brilliant innovation and we wish we’d had them as kids. They’re soled with rubber studs or soft leather/suede (real or faux) to provide grip and insulation without bulk. They’re the easiest slippers to wash and dry. However, they aren’t great at letting the air circulate, especially if soled with rubber, so they’re not the best choice if you suffer from sweaty feet.
Slipper boots keep you warm from calf to toe so they’re ideal for winter, although they can be too clammy and sweaty for summer. Look for rubber soles for added grip and durability.
What are the pros and cons of different slipper materials?
Wool is a slipper mainstay, for good reason. Woven into thick herringbone or moulded felt (as in our top choice), wool offers the perfect combination of softness and solidity, plus warmth without clamminess. Often mixed with synthetics such as polyester for added stretch and breathability.
Leather, suede and sheepskin are also classic slipper materials, offering softness, breathability and durability. They’re obviously not a vegan option (unless you go for faux leather) or machine-washable, but one pair could last you a lifetime.
Satin is a way of weaving natural or synthetic fibres (such as silk or polyester) to create a glossy surface that offers style, comfort and a lovely smooth feeling against your skin. Not a great choice for sweaty feet, though, since satin’s tight weave traps moisture.
Memory foam is turning up inside all sorts of slippers, from the massive soles of indoor moon boots to the inner soles of ballerina pumps. It’s soft but supportive, and very warm – perhaps a little too warm in summer.
Rubber soles allow you to nip outside without giving your feet a soggy bottom. Companies like Mahabis and Clarks sole their slippers with robust specialist rubber-like TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) and EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate), which is more flexible than leather and holds heat well. Rubber soles vary in price, but you tend to get what you pay for.
Your poor feet. Not only do they get you from A to B every day, but they do it in tight shoes and sweaty socks – and with chilblains, bunions and aching arches. Those tootsies deserve a break. They deserve a pair of slippers that’ll last for years. We hope our recommendation will assist you in finding your best sheepskin slippers.