These Are The Top-Rated Indoor Footwear Styles On The Internet

While a pair of fuzzy slippers is the obvious choice when it comes to indoor footwear, it's not the only one out there. We've found a number of different inside options that might not replace "outside life" shoes but have the potential to give you a little mood boost, some variance in styles, and additional utility in a similar sense as their great outdoors counterparts.

In true Hype Machine form, our suggestions have been motivated entirely by the thoughts and opinions of shoppers that have actually tried out each styles. Because while we can sit here and wax poetic about the dreamy clogs and cool mules on top of our must-wanted lists at the moment, the picks ahead have been put to the test outside the realm of cyberspace. Since assigning ourselves this mission to identify the best slippers and slipper alternatives that are comfortable and functional, we've taken a deep dive into the digital pool of best-sellers available on Zappos — the online mecca for shoes (and happy customers). The massive fanbase for this online store, known and loved for its excellent customer service, is not just dedicated, they're vocal — which means there are hundreds (sometimes even thousands!) of helpful reviews on all kinds of apparel. As a result, the indoor footwear we came up with are among the highest-reviewed styles in the categories of socks, slip-ons, sneakers, and beyond.


So check out sixteen of the top-rated stay-at-home-shoe styles we've rounded up with the help of Zappos shoppers, and go ahead and let us know what your own quarantined foot situation looks like. Are you a slippers devotee, or do you wear anything but? Whether you're team sandals, slides, or nothing of the sort, let us know in the comments below.

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The Questionable Clog

We dare you to wear this are-they-or-are-they-not-completely-hideous pair of lightweight clogs without bringing a smile to the face of anyone who lays eyes on their colorful glory — even if that person is simply you. Crocs are kind of goofy in the best way possible and always high on comfort. The company's classic convertible slingback style is known for providing relief to those in the nursing, hospitality, and other occupational fields, but has also become a comfortable staple suited for at-home wear.

The hype: 5 out of 5 stars and 1,448 reviews

What they’re saying: "Love love LOVE my new crocs! This is my 3rd pair in 7 months! I wear them everywhere! Great for working in the ER, going to the beach, taking the garbage out, walking around the house! The pastel tie-dye color is so fun! As always, Zappos has amazing customer service.” — Rita, Zappos review
Crocs Classic Tie-Dye Graphic Clog, $44.95 Buy

The Warm Weather Flip Flop

For people who live in warmer climates or just want summer-vibes year round, this flip flop version may be just for you. With all the cozy benefits of a classic slipper, but with room for your toes to breath, this thong style pair is vegan and made in a velvety terrycloth. They are also constructed with a weatherproof sole in case you need to step outside to water the plants or soak in some sun.

The hype: 4 out of 5 stars and 1,030 reviews

What they’re saying: "Wow! So comfy. The thong is perfect in our warmer climate... no sweaty feet. BEWARE: you might accidentally wear these out of the house!!! Yes, I have accidentally done this. The best slipper I have ever tried.” — Anonymous, Zappos review
Acorn New Spa Thong, $37.95 Buy

The Dreamy Slipper

These classic shaped slippers are anything but standard. Just like getting the best nights sleep on your memory foam mattress, rest your tired toes on this TEMPUR® material-cushioned footbed, which adapts to your foot's unique pressure points and temperature.

The hype: 4 out of 5 stars and 94 reviews

What they’re saying: "Six stars... Good cushioning in footbed and they don't fall off my feet as I walk...they quickly molded to my feet, and I haven't been out of them since. Am in love with these! Tempurpedic strikes gold again!” — Anonymous, Zappos review
Tempur-Pedic Windsock Slipper, $39.95 Buy

The Pool Slide

Originally released by adidas back in 1972, this slipper/sandal crossbreed is a longtime poolside fave that also functions as a wear-around-the-house shoe, a warm-weather wardrobe addition, and a taking-a-spin-around-the-block option too. Socks are optional.

The hype: 4.64 out of 5 stars and 432 reviews

What they’re saying: "These are the best slides you can get for the price. They are great for using around the house and love the fit. They are molded for the bottom of your foot and wear a very long time. They are the gold standard of slides." — Anonymous, Zappos review
Adidas Adilette Slide, $44.95 Buy

The OG Comfort Sandal

Known for its legendary arch support, the Birkenstock sandal has long been celebrated as a comfortable-but-cool footwear style. The contoured footbed of this sandal will follow the natural form of your foot, so whether you wear them indoors or out, expect better balance and foot alignment.

The Hype: 4.71 out of 5 stars and 620 reviews

What they're saying: "Beyond a doubt, these are the best buy if you want quality, comfort and a great value. They provide great arch support compared to their competition. I actually wear these around the house instead of my 'other' comfortable pair. I am very pleased that I got these." — Anonymous, Zappos review
Birkenstock Arizona Birko-Flor™ Sandal, $99.95 Buy

The No-Slip Slipper

These cushioned slip-ons may be warm, but they're also light, with a flexible outsole suitable for indoor and outdoor use and just enough traction on the sole to keep you from slipping. They're an Ugg classic designed to carry you through weekday lounging then straight into your Saturday walks — no shoe swap required.

The hype: 4.27 out of 5 stars and 4,672 reviews

What they’re saying: “I love these slippers, they are very cozy. When I first got them they felt a bit snug, but soon they loosened up and now they are perfect. There is more of a sole on them than I expected, so you can definitely run out to the mailbox in these and probably wear them around town if you wanted to. They are my house shoes though, and they are going to keep me very warm all winter.” — Anonymous, Zappos review

Ugg Tasman Slipper, $99.95 $79.99 Buy

The Versatile Moccasin

This traditional pair of moccasins have a luxe pile lining and a padded foam insole for comfort on top of comfort. The indoor/outdoor sole means you can wear them as slippers around the house and keep them on to grab the mail, toss the trash, or simply stretch your legs outside.

The hype: 4.59 out of 5 stars and 182 reviews

What they're saying: "Comfort and durability of these moccasins can't be beat. I've been wearing Minnetonkas since sleep-away camp way back when and I still love them. I wear these primarily as slippers, but they do have a hard sole so may be worn outside as well. These are also machine washable, I just let them air-dry." — Karen L, Zappos review
Minnetonka Pile Lined Hardsole, $44.95 Buy

The Barely There Ballet Flat

The next best thing to going totally barefoot is a pair of shoes that feels like you are. This minimalist ballet flat by Hush Puppies are made from a sleek, barely-there kind of leather and designed with an elasticized collar to avoid slippage.

The hype: 4.15 out of 5 stars and 889 reviews

What they’re saying: "LOVE. I purchased 9 pairs of ballet flats in the hopes of finding ones that were cute, with arch support, some semblance of a sole, and in a wide width. These were the winners. Comfy, squishy inner, rubber sole, wide and huggy and doesn't look like it should be on your great gramma. WIN." — Sharin, Zappos review
Hush Puppies Chaste Ballet Flat, $79.95 Buy

The Indoor Workout Shoe

Comfortable and ultra lightweight, these Nike sneakers are designed for the indoors when the previous "super sock" alone doesn't cut it. The style features a cushioned sole and significant arch support that'll give your feet just what they need — especially for all those burpees and high-energy exercises you’ll be doing in front of your laptop screen over the coming weeks.

The hype: 4.8 out of 5 stars, 39 reviews 

What they’re saying: "I work out in a high intensity boot camp. We do lots of jumping, burpees, running, along with strength training. These shoes are perfect for all... They have a nice cushy soul with great arch support." — Tara, Zappos review
Nike In-Season TR 9, $75.00 Buy

The Big Fluff

For this type of OTT fuzzy footwear from Ugg, it's all in the name: Fluff Yeah! This fun slide is easy to slip on, immediately upgrades your work-from-home ensemble from fine to absolutely fantastic, and is basically the same thing as walking on a cloud.

The hype: 4.70 out of 5 stars and 3,480 reviews

What they're saying: "I felt like I had a thousand tiny kittens keeping my toes warm. I LOVE these slippers and as soon as I can, I’ll be buying two more pairs, another for me and one for my friend. Thanks Zappos." — LaShonda, Zappos review

Ugg Fluff Yeah Slide, $99.95 Buy

The Chic Mule

This is one shoe style that you'll absolutely want to wear out into the real world as soon as it's allowed. The woven-leather appeal of these mules won't diminish with each new season, and they look as good paired with your fluffy bathrobe right now as they will with a pair of jeans or a skirt in the future. The leather is flexible enough to let your feet feel as free as they would in flip flops without looking so casual.

The Hype: 4.7 out of 5 stars and 37 reviews

What they're saying: "I LOVE these shoes. The brown leather is beautiful and the comfort is spectacular. I highly recommend them!" — Diane, Zappos review
Sam Edelman Natalya Flat, $99.95 $73.02 Buy

The At-Home Spa Situation

No need to visit an actual spa to reach new levels of self-isolation relaxation (and Yeezy Supply slipper vibes). These fuzzy friends are a real treat to your feet, keeping the toes warm and the pedicure protected.

The hype: 4.56 out of 5 stars and 110 reviews

What they’re saying: "A comfy treat. Quality made/durable. Fairly warm for mild/cold days. Overall great for walking around the house.” — Anonymous, Zappos review
Acorn Spa Slide, $39.00 Buy

The Zsa Zsa Loafer

Channel Gabor levels of glam in a pair of animal-print loafers that are slipper-like enough for the abode but sturdy enough for anything requiring you to step outside. They're the perfect little something you need for kicking up those quarantined feet on your imaginary fringed chaise as soon as cyber cocktail hour hits.

The hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 11 reviews

What they’re saying: "These are really stylish and comfortable. I could wear these all day as a teacher, and they accommodate my bunions without looking like a comfort shoe. The cheetah print will dress up a lot of neutral basics." — Angela, Zappos review

Me Too Anissa Loafer, $99.95 Buy

The Slipper-Sock Hybrid

If you love the plush, coziness of slippers but often lose them when sitting at the dinner table or lounging on the couch, consider something more along the lines of a sock that'll stay put without compromising comfort. You don't have to worry about these knit socks coming off your feet, and they have grippers on the sole so you can make your way around easily without sliding.

The hype: 4 out of 5 stars and 9 reviews

What they’re saying: “These slippers aren't too bulky and are very comfortable. I like that they have rubber on the bottom because, not only does it keep you from slipping, it helps your feet stay warm walking around the house on cold floors.” — Anonymous, Zappos review
Falke Cosyshoe, $60.00 Buy

The Easy-On, Easy-Off Sneaker

For all you sneakerheads out there that have found yourselves working from home but unable to transition to full-time slipper life, consider a crisp new pair of white kicks that'll carry you through quarantine with the promise of completing any springtime outfit you put together in the months to come. The timeless look will never go out of style, so this is a pretty smart under-$50 wardrobe investment to make right now if you can.

The hype: 4.24 out of 5 stars and 1,342 reviews

What they’re saying: "Classic Comfort - These are probably the most comfortable shoe you will own. They are also uber chic, a lot of people will ask where you get them. They look awesome with jeans and a suit after the office." — Drew, Zappos review

Superga 2750 COTU Classic Sneaker, $64.95 Buy

The Washing Machine-Friendly Option

Wear them out to run errands or use them for a more put-together, at-home look. The fact that these slip-on canvas shoes are washable means you can use and re-use them all sorts of ways.

The hype: 4.51 out of 5 stars and 357 reviews

What they’re saying: "Loved them so much, I promptly ordered again in another color. I want these for easy slip on and off when I go to my Pilates class. I think they will probably get worn a lot more than that, though. Super comfy, fun colors, great price." — Vichall, Zappos review
Sanuk Pair O Dice Loafers, $45.00 $31.32 Buy
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