Women’s feet are more delicate than men’s feet, and support them differently due to our physical differences. The wider hip bones that women have means that they carry their weight differently. This in turn affects their posture and walking style. In fact, it is said that women are four times more likely to experience foot problems compared to men. Now that’s a worrying statistic!
So ensuring that the footwear women wear provides good fit and support is really important for their posture support, walking gait and ultimately to avoid leg and spine complications in the long-term. For this reason, Best Slippers have dedicated an entire collection specifically for women. This collection of women’s slippers is designed to pamper your feet, while offering them functional care and support. We have brought together slippers, clogs, sandals and mules for all seasons, and in chic and fashion-forward designs from all the best brands, including:
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What Women Want
Our feet work hard every day, travelling up to 15 miles in a normal working day according to the College of Podiatry. For women and mothers, a ‘normal’ day easily stretches into 17-hour business, taking care of both work and domestic responsibilities. For this reason, we set out to understand the needs of women when it comes to their footwear, so that we can provide slippers and sandals that support their feet through the day.
Comfort is a priority
If you’ve been out of the house all day, whether for work or other reasons, it’s great to be able to kick off your shoes when you get back home and slip into slippers that say “I’m home!”. In fact, the psychological transition from work-mode to ‘I’m home’ mode starts the moment you put on your favorite house slippers. When you’re looking for a slipper that moulds your feet in soft wool or felt, the Best Slippers women’s collection has everything you need. Their Haflinger® brand features a spacious toe box that allows your foot to fit comfortably without any pressure, giving adequate wriggle room for your toes.
If you’ve been wearing heels all day (or night), your feet will love the wriggle room for your toes in some open sandals or slippers that have a rounded toe box, such as the Haflinger® and Birkenstock® models. Comfort is also a key consideration for anyone with problem feet. Conditions such as bunions, corns, hammer toes and claw toes require slippers with roomy or high toe boxes, or those that have a wide fit so that your toes can sit comfortably. The Best Slippers for women with these conditions would be models from the Haflinger® or Birkenstock® designs that goes up to size 46. Take a look at some of the other options right here.
Visual Appeal is Important to Women
For women (as with human beings in general), first impressions are what make anyone want to take a second look at a product. It doesn’t matter whether it's food, clothes, shoes or beauty products; if it doesn’t have visual appeal, it gets passed over pretty quickly for the next ‘cute’ model.
Most women want pretty things that appeal to their soft side. So whether it’s feminine colors, embroidery, artistic applique’ or fluffy girly touches here & there, these are the things women consider when choosing the perfect slippers. Women also love slippers that are presentable enough to be worn when guests come over, or even if you need to quickly step outside to pick up the mail.
Warm and Comfortable Fabric
The most comfortable slippers are made of soft, skin-friendly fabrics such as boiled wool, felt or shearling not just because of their excellent thermal insulation properties, but also because they are breathable.
The Best Slippers women’s collection of slippers certainly does not disappoint. The store has a large variety of women’s slipper models made from these 3 fabrics. Slippers made from boiled wool, felt or shearling keep your feet wonderfully warm in chilly weather, and are simultaneously isothermal. What this means is that in cold weather, the insulation properties of wool kick in to keep your feet warm, by retaining the body warmth within the enclosed front. Then, in the summer and in humid months, these comfortable slippers keep your feet cool and dry through their ability to keep the internal temperature of the slipper constant, absorbing sweat from the feet and releasing moisture into the air.
Another great feature of wool is that it is naturally antimicrobial and deters odor build up. This is especially great for work-at-home women, who spend long hours in their slippers. The Best Slippers range of wool or felt slippers make the best women’s slippers because you are guaranteed that as you wear these slippers, your feet will be cozy, ventilated and odor-free in them all day long.
Easy-to-Wear House Slippers
When it comes to house slippers for women, we tend to prefer designs with the least fuss to put on. Mothers with young children, often need to get up to check on the kids during the night; and if you’re nursing, you spend more hours awake at night looking after your little one. For these mums, the simplest, no-fuss slippers tend to be the best option, so that immediately you hear the baby monitor go-off, you can quickly put on your slippers and go.
What works for these mums is open-heel designs, usually without any ‘lip’ at the heel; or if the slipper does have a lip, then it’s a low-rise lip that still allows for easy wearability. Mums who are nursing or have young children usually prefer a slipper without buckles or straps, because there’s usually no time (or free hand!) to fasten or tighten them when you’re so engrossed in looking after the little ones.
Ease of wearability in slippers is also really important for house-bound people, like the elderly, sick or injured. Because these groups tend to have restricted mobility, they need functional slippers that are comfortable and offer the least fuss when putting them on. The Best Slippers range of women’s slippers has so much to offer in terms of color and design. With this collection for women, you are sure to find at least 2 or 3 designs that work well with your unique lifestyle needs.
Safe to walk in with Non-slip Sole
In our research to find out what women look for in the best slipper designs, ladies mentioned that they want a slipper that allows them to move around the house safely, as they do their chores. For most mums, this would mean taking care of the children, pets, cleaning, etc without the fear of slipping. Women handle multiple responsibilities just to keep everything in the home clean and orderly. So in any single day, she moves from the bedroom to the bathroom, from kitchen to dining room and from the laundry room to the living-room ... and that’s just indoors.
The Best Slippers for women need to be crafted with a non-slip sole, that allows safe mobility through the house. Best Slippers range of women’s slippers all bear this non-slip characteristic. Some models are crafted with an anti-slip latex coating on the felt sole, whilst other slipper models are fitted with a rubber sole that has a non-slip profile.
What’s great about the Best Slippers models, is that those with a felt sole also tend to be low-noise and floor friendly, so you can walk through the house soundlessly—great if you want to tip-toe to the kitchen for a glass of water or night snack; or if you’re an early riser and don’t want to disturb everyone else as you go to make some coffee.
Good arch support and supportive outer sole
Our feet bear the weight of our bodies, with the arches of our feet responsible for absorbing the impact as we walk all day long. So ensuring that your footwear provides good arch support is very important for posture, as well as to avoid leg and spine complications in the long-term.
The Best Slippers for women should be crafted with good insole support, possibly with the option of a removable insole. Removable insoles are great because if you have fallen arches or high arches, then all you need to do is get the specific inserts that suit your unique podiatric needs.
The footwear under the Best Slippers stable are crafted with integrated arch support, either in the insole of the foot bed, or integrated in the outsole of the slipper. These are slippers you will enjoy wearing, whether you’re kicking back to relax at home or taking a stroll to the nearest store. However, as you go through the various slipper designs to choose the best model for your needs, it is advisable that you read through the individual product descriptions carefully, and ask questions where you are uncertain so that you’re able to manage your arch support according to your individual foot requirements.
What women look for in a good pair of slippers goes beyond simply looking good. Women want slippers that are also functional, in that they can be worn indoors, outdoors, on the patio, or even on a quick trip to the store to get some shopping. To have such versatility, the ideal slipper needs to be designed with a weather-proof sole, that has anti-slip profile. This is really important in allowing you to transition from indoors to outdoors safely, over multiple surfaces, and in different seasons.
Best Selection of Women’s Slippers
The Best Slippers women’s collection carries an assortment of slippers, clogs, sandals and mules. Everything you want in the perfect slippers for women is found right here:
Stylish designs for chilly weather or for summer heat
Hypoallergenic natural materials
Warm and comfortable fabrics
Integrated arch support and removable insoles
Anti-slip and weather-proof soles
Best Slippers: The one-stop shop for women’s footwear.