The 12 Best Outdoor Slippers of 2023

Ugg's Dakota is our top pick.

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From running outside to get the mail to keeping you extra cozy while traveling or camping, outdoor slippers are an excellent footwear option for a variety of activities. Designers and shoe companies have dedicated time and effort to creating outdoor slippers that deliver the same level of comfort as traditional pairs. Often lined with warm fleece or shearling, these self-care styles feel like walking on clouds. 

And with temperatures dropping, it's a good time to add a pair or two to your shoe closet. If you're looking for versatile indoor/outdoor slippers, you truly can't go wrong with Ugg's Dakota Slipper. It comes in over a dozen hues,  has a slip-on moccasin silhouette, and sports premium construction. There are plenty of other options for keeping your feet warm and toasty, including heated pairs and those with extra arch support. 

Best Overall

UGG Dakota Slipper



Why We Love It
  • It blends form and function, delivering long-lasting warmth and comfort.

What to Consider
  • There’s no arch support and the insoles are not replaceable.

It's hard to beat Ugg's footwear in the comfort department, so it’s no surprise we picked one of their top-selling styles as the best overall outdoor slipper. Reputation aside, the Dakota outperforms many other options we've tested and reviewed. The premium materials, snug fit, and heavenly shearling lining will make you want to wear them everywhere.

The upper is cut from water-resistant suede accentuated with a cute leather bow. The Dakota comes in a whopping 17 color options, so you have plenty of cute options. We love the ones in pink and neon green for a colorful flare, while a range of brown shades and black allow for easy pairing. The anti-slip rubber soles are molded for comfort, while the footbed is lined in Ugg's signature recycled wool. While the Dakota is not available in men's sizes, the company's Olsen style is virtually the same shoe.

Price at time of publish: $100

The Details: 5 to 12 | Leather, wool, rubber

Best Budget

Zizor Women's and Men's Slippers



Why We Love It
  • They have thick memory foam soles.

What to Consider
  • They run a size small.

You can go for something other than big-name footwear brands to score a pair of comfortable outdoor slippers, which are also available in men’s sizes. In fact, this pair of Amazon slippers have an almost perfect five-star rating and thousands of reviews because they are that good. Their most noteworthy feature is the thick memory foam midsoles that will mold to your feet, making these among the most comfortable pair of slipper shoes ever. It's also worth noting that the memory foam will hold up pretty well even if you wear them every day (which you’ll probably want to). We also love the ankle-high design that gives you more coverage than classic slip-on styles and wraps your entire foot in a warm layer of faux shearling fleece. The velcro closure allows you to adjust the fit, which comes in handy if you have swollen or wider feet, while the non-marking anti-slip rubber soles are sturdy enough to wear these slippers to the store or backyard.

Price at time of publish: $50

The Details: 6 to 15 | Suede, rubber, polyester

Best Arch Support

Allbirds Women Wool Runner-up Fluffs



Why We Love It
  • Its sneaker-inspired design is eye-catching and comfortable.

What to Consider
  • There's not a lot of color variety.

Is it a sneaker? Is it a slipper? Well, it's both. Leave it to Allbirds to design a warm and comfy pair of slippers that do double duty as sneakers (or maybe it's the other way around?). It's no surprise that the company – which has a loyal following of runners and athletes – has created these slippers with its signature SweetFoam midsole that contours the foot and provides excellent arch support. And with a super soft Merino wool upper that wicks away moisture while keeping your feet warm, this pair of fluffy sneakers/slippers are ideal for wearing on a chilly day

Price at time of publish: $155

The Details: 5 to 11 | Sustainable wool, sustainable SweetFoam, recycled plastic bottle laces

Best Versatile

OluKai Nohea Slipper



Why We Love It
  • They have a drop heel and can be worn as slides.

What to Consider
  • They’re not water-resistant.

OluKai makes some of the most comfortable shoes, inspired by "the feeling of bare feet in wet sand." They fit so perfectly straight out of the box that no break-in period is required, which is one of the reasons we picked Nohea slippers as best in class. You'll feel like you've had them forever from the moment you slip your feet into them.

The shearling lining and soft suede upper adjust to the shape of your foot, so there is no uncomfortable rubbing or tightness. They have a classic moccasin design, and the drop-in heel allows you to wear them as regular slip-on shoes or slides.

Price at time of publish: $130

The Details: 5 to 11 | Suede, shearling, rubber

Best Après-ski

The North Face ThermoBall Traction Booties



Why We Love It
  • High-traction rubber outsoles and top-notch insulation make them perfect for snowy weather.

What to Consider
  • They are water-repellent but not water-resistant.

There's nothing like slipping into a pair of cozy footwear after a day on the slopes, so allow The North Face's ThermoBall slippers to deliver that dose of après-ski warmth and comfort. They have a cool winter-ready puffy look and come in a variety of shades and patterns. The insulated uppers have a water-repellent finish, so there’s no need to worry about a little snow. The thick anti-slip rubber outsoles were also made with snowy terrain in mind, so feel free to pack these (did we mention they're super lightweight?) for your next ski getaway. Since they also come in men’s and youth sizes, the whole family can enjoy these cozy kicks. 

Price at time of publish: $69

The Details: 5 to 11 | Recycled P.E.T and rubber

Best Wool

French Knot Jeweled Cuff Slipper


French Knot

Why We Love It
  • The beautiful jeweled design is a winner in our book.

What to Consider
  • They have leather soles, so don't wear them on wet or uneven terrain.

Wool is the perfect slipper material because it keeps your feet warm without overheating them. And while many brands offer wool slippers, none compare to the beautiful designs of Lindsay Mason, founder of French Knot.  This pair of handmade slippers is a reflection of what the brand stands for: sustainable materials; eye-catching, artisan-made details; and above all, comfort. They fit loose, so people with wider feet can also consider them, and they  have gorgeous jeweled embellishments that are embroidered in Nepal. The stitched soles are cut from sturdy leather, so while these definitely fall into the indoor/outdoor slippers category, you should not wear them on wet or uneven terrain, which may cause damage.

Price at time of publish: $86

The Details: XS to XL | Wool and leather

Best for Travel

Snoozies Skinnies Slipper Socks & Travel Pouch



Why We Love It
  • They have a lightweight and foldable design.

What to Consider
  • They don’t provide much arch support.

Whether you're heading for a long-haul flight or are checking into a hotel that doesn't offer in-room slippers, this traveler-friendly pair will save the day. Wearing bulky or high-heeled shoes on a plane gets uncomfortable after a while, so pack this pair of Snoozies instead. When folded, they take up little room in your carry-on and conveniently come with a storage pouch in the same matching pattern. They have a classic rounded-toe upper silhouette that fits like crew socks and are lined with warm fleece. Flexible anti-slip soles round out their travel-friendly features.

Price at time of publish: $15

The Details: S to XL | 95% polyester, 5% spandex

Best for Camping

Teva ReEmber Slip-ons



Why We Love It
  • They are treated with an anti-spill and anti-stain coating.

What to Consider
  • They only come in two colors.

Just because you're venturing out into the wild doesn't mean you can't give your feet a break from rugged and bulky hiking boots. You'll love this pair of Teva slip-ons when you're relaxing by the campfire. They are made with stain-resistant uppers with reinforced front edges and are ready to take on anything Mother Nature throws at them. The elastic heels enable you to wear them as slides and slip-on shoes and ensure a perfect fit every time, whether you wear them with thick socks or barefoot. 

Price at time of publish: $80

The Details: 4 to 15 | Recycled polyester, rubber

Best for Warmth

Manitobah Street Moc



Why We Love It
  • A combination of fleece, rabbit fur, and suede makes these the warmest pair of outdoor slippers.

What to Consider
  • They’re not waterproof.

Canada-based Manitobah honors the craftsmanship, innovation, and talent of Indigenous people. The brand knows a thing or two about staying warm in the harshest of conditions, so if you're looking for a pair of extra-toasty slippers, it’s got you covered.

A super warm blend of materials transforms this fantastic pair of "street mocs" into the ultimate cold-weather footwear option. Whether lounging at home or running an errand outside, these beauties will keep your feet cozy. The soft suede uppers are lined with fluffy fleece and finished with rabbit fur ankle cuffs.

Price at time of publish: $100

The Details: 5 to 11 | Fleece, rabbit fur, and rubber

Best Waterproof

Chaco Paonia Chelsea



Why We Love It
  • They have a classic Chelsea boot-inspired design.

What to Consider
  • The lining could be softer.

While many outdoor slippers have been treated with a water-repellent coating, few provide full-on protection in rainy or slushy conditions. But if that's exactly what you need, add this pair of Chacos Paonia Chelsea slippers, which are also available in men’s sizes, to your cart. The uppers are cut from waxy, genuinely waterproof (not just water-repellent) leather that protects your feet from the elements.

An ergonomic footbed provides excellent arch support so you can wear these chic Chelsea-inspired booties all day and night. The only thing we'd change is the lining, which is a blend of canvas and leather (we'd opt for fleece, shearling, or felt for extra warmth).

Price at time of publish: $140

The Details: 5 to 11 | Suede, canvas, and rubber

Best Wide

L.L.Bean Men's and Women's Wicked Good Slippers


L.L. Bean

Why We Love It
  • They are ankle-high and lined with warm shearling.

What to Consider
  • They are only available in three colors.

L.L. Bean is known for producing clothing and footwear in a wide range of sizes, and we applaud them for that. In that spirit, the company makes wide-width shoes and slippers for both women and men who need extra room. But there are plenty more reasons that make these slippers a worthy purchase: the high-top classic moccasin design features the coziest shearling lining, including underfoot, that will make you feel like you're walking on air. The uppers are cut from genuine sheepskin leather that is tough and durable. Finally, the rounded-toe silhouette and reinforced edges and heels are all practical additions to the beautiful design.

Price at time of publish: $109

The Details: 5 to 14 | Leather, shearling, and rubber

Best for Sweat-wicking

Glerups Slip-on with Natural Rubber Sole



Why We Love It
  • They’re cut from natural breathable wool.

What to Consider
  • They have a low-heel design.

Footwear made from natural fibers is the best and most practical option for sweaty feet. Glerups sources its premium wool from New Zealand and Denmark and doesn't blend any synthetic materials with it to make its shoes. That's why a pair of unlined Glerup slippers will maintain a fresh and cool environment for your feet and prevent them from overheating and sweating. 

The simple, sleek design is reminiscent of clogs and features low-heeled backs and natural rubber soles. This style of slippers comes in six beautifully earthy shades. 

Price at time of publish: $135

The Details: 6 to 17 | Wool and rubber

Tips for Buying Outdoor Slippers

Consider the materials

One of the reasons house slippers are so comfy is that they're made out of soft materials. Look for styles cut from soft suede, warm and breathable wool, or high-performance fabric blends lined with shearling, felt, or wool for an extra dose of coziness. Make sure your outdoor slippers are water-repellent or resistant if you're going to wear them in the rain or snow.

Look for durable soles

Sturdy soles are an absolute must for outdoor slippers. Most companies use rubber or rubber-like materials to make anti-slip soles. The thickness of the sole also matters — for travel, opt for a pair with a thinner sole that will fold more easily. Après-ski and camping slippers should have thicker outsoles to protect your feet.

Frequently Asked Questions
  • Should you wear socks with outdoor slippers?

    The answer here depends on your personal preference. If your feet tend to sweat easily, the warm plush lining of the slippers may worsen the issue, so you should consider wearing socks. And in general, if you want to keep the lining of your outdoor slippers clean and in top condition for longer, socks are recommended. But if you prefer to step directly on the soft lining, go barefoot. Moccasin-style slippers also look better if you wear them without socks. 

  • How are outdoor slippers different from indoor ones?

    The main difference is the soles. House slippers often have felt or woolen soles, while outdoor slippers feature heavy-duty rubber ones. Outdoor slippers often have special weather-resistant finishes that repel water and are stain-resistant to protect the uppers (and your feet).

  • How do you wash outdoor slippers?

    How you care for your outdoor slippers depends on what material they are made of. Start from the soles and brush or wipe off any dirt or particles stuck in them. Most suede slippers will need special care, so a trip to the dry cleaner's might be necessary. Slippers with wool uppers that have stains on them can be treated with special wool soap and wiped clean with a wet cloth. Always air-dry your outdoor slippers.

Why Trust Travel + Leisure

For this article, Travel + Leisure contributor Dobrina Zhekova researched dozens of outdoor slippers, conferred with editors, and used her experience as a travel and shopping writer to choose the best options out there.

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