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You may have already invested in a pair of house shoes, but those who have yet to pamper themselves—and their feet!—with a warm and toasty slip-on might consider snagging one of these this holiday season. Think of it as a retreat for your feet, and there’s a handful of slipper personalities for the homebody at heart.
How about a luxurious pair of sherpa mules or plush slides, which are perfect for those with no plans to leave the house at all, or perhaps ultra-chic suede slip-ons from Khaite or Charvet—two styles so chic you’ll want to wear them out of the house.
You can also mentally escape from your home and check in to Hotel Loro Piana with its fabulously luxe checked version of the hotel-inspired slipper. Fashion maximalists might gravitate toward Bottega Veneta’s spongy bath slides, while the minimally minded would be more than happy in Everlane’s quilted duvet slippers. Or play dress-up with a pair of pom-pom-adorned smoking slippers or boudoir-inspired satin slip-ons. All of which would make equally great holiday gifts.
Whether it’s before bed, weekend mornings, or all day (we won’t judge), give your feet the comfort they deserve in one of these pairs of the best women's slippers.
You might want to give your working-from-home uniform – sweatpants on the bottom, Zoom-appropriate on top, slippers on feet – a tweak.
An expert has warned against wearing slippers day-in, day-out while working from home, suggesting your indoor shoes could damage your posture, pain, and overall health.
Eleanor Burt, also known as Posture Ellie, is a posture alignment therapist. She tells Metro.co.uk that going barefoot is the best thing you can do for your feet in lockdown.
She explains: ‘While slippers will certainly cause you fewer problems than the restrictive, supportive and heeled shoes most people wear most of the time (the majority of ‘normal’ high street shoes and trainers are all three of these things), slippers still serve a role in switching off the muscles and proprioceptors of the feet. This contributes to lazier and less balanced feet.
‘This essentially means the foundations of your body are off and this then feeds up the rest of the body and impacts how the rest of your body moves too.
‘We are all very indoctrinated into the rhetoric that our feet ‘need support’ and ‘need protection’, but actually by supporting and protecting our feet, we create extremely weak, stiff feet that don’t move as they are designed to.
‘This really has a significant impact that shouldn’t be scoffed at.
‘You know when you see older people shuffling around in their slippers, barely able to lift their feet off the floor? A big contributor to that will have been their footwear choices (and chair sitting).’
What Is a Shoe Rack?
A shoe rack is a storage unit designed for holding shoes. Shoe racks may be free-standing to place inside a closet or may be built into a closet organizer system. The right type of rack for you depends on the number of shoes you have to store and where in your home you want to store shoes.
Many people who have a large shoe collection have built-in racks in their bedroom closets. Each rack may hold several pairs of shoes. Some shoe racks are slanted wooden boards that have a strip running across the back to rest the heels of the shoes on so that the shoes are displayed for easy selection.
Other types of shoe holders are white metal stackable shelves that are either part of a closet shelving system or are a part of a free-standing rack. With the shelf type, you can just place pairs of shoes on the shelves side by side. Some kinds of shoe racks have curved wire loops that you place the shoes over.A shoe rack is an alternative to shoe boxes. Clear acrylic shoe boxes that each hold one pair of shoes can be stacked anywhere and some people prefer to use these for shoes not worn too often. Shoe boxes may be stored up high in a closet, while the racks are usually on the floor or at eye level to allow easy access to the shoes.