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    Updated on Aug 1, 2020. Posted on Jul 29, 2020

    19 Pairs Of Shoes That'll Feel Like The Next Step Up From Slippers

    It's all about comfort and ease, and being able to go outside without a second thought.

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    1. These lightweight Isotoner satin ballerina flats that will hug your feet and grip the ground with every step you take.,

    Promising Review: "I love these slippers for padding around the house. They're also convenient for slipping into a tote for wear during long car rides or taking to casual visits at friends' homes. The leather soles allow me to venture out onto the deck or to the mailbox in dry weather. The fit is great, not too loose, not too tight, and I can wear them over my socks if I want." —Melinda Wind

    Get a pair from Amazon for $9.60+ (available in sizes 5/6-11/12 and in seven colors).

    2. A pair of Skechers angel slippers with rubber soles so that you can keep your feet comfy inside your home and outside in your yard!,

    Promising Review: "FREAKING AMAZEBALLS! I had a pair of these from a few years ago, and loved them soooo much. I wore them everyday, as a WAHM and homeschool mom, I live in them! They are super cute! I love the style! I like the knit sweater detail all over, and the furry trim.

    The soles are hard and thick on the bottom. AWESOME for walking out the house to get the paper or grab something from the car or running up to the little store on the corner! These are durable enough to go places. Even if it rains, the outer sole is solid and thick. The inside sole is firm but not hard and shaped nicely for your foot. They also hold up forever! Do yourself a solid and get these!" —Christina

    Get them from Amazon for $18.75+ (available in sizes 5/5W-11/11W and in five colors).

    3. Some indoor-outdoor fleece slippers with a waterproof sole for bougie but comfy footwear.,

    Promising Review: "Have you ever wondered what walking on clouds feels like? Well, you should get these sandals! They are gorgeous and so fluffy! I got them just for fun, and love walking around at home with them because they make me feel so fancy as I go make my coffee in my pajamas! They come in this really nice package that also makes them an excellent option for gifting. I highly recommend them if you want a nicer looking sandal to walk around in at home." —Zumbatini

    Get them from Amazon for $23.99 (available in sizes S-XL and in five colors).

    4. These plush mules with a built-in orthotic footbed because they're sturdy and super supportive, which makes them especially great if you have any sort of foot pain or sensitive feet.


    Promising Review: "These are AMAZING! I have seriously got the worst problem feet in the world. I have two 'splay feet,' had multiple bunion surgeries, arthritis, and plantar fasciitis. I have only one go-to shoe that I can count on being comfortable... Until now. These are the first slippers I have ever been able to wear comfortably for more than an hour. They seriously feel like they were custom made for my feet, and so soft and comfy they feel like butter going on. Fantastic arch support and perfect heel cup molding; softness balanced perfectly with support. The Velcro-type flap makes it easy to adjust for foot width and/or height. I was worried that they wouldn't fit my super wide and tall feet, but they are perfect due to that feature. I can finally wear something besides tennies!! YAY!! I will definitely be ordering Vionics again!" —Jill

    Get a pair from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in ten colors).

    5. A pair of adidas Cloudfoam sneakers that will literally make you feel like you're walking on a cloud. 'Nuff said.,

    Promising Review: "These are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever owned in my life. I just bought my mom a pair for her birthday, and she said the very same thing when she put them on. The best thing about them, besides the comfort, is that you do not have to tie or untie them. You keep them tied, and you can just slip them on. I love these so much, I wear them to the exclusion of every other pair of tennis shoes I own. I’ve had mine for going on two years, and they have held up fine." —Thundersea

    Get them from Amazon fro $42.55+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in four colors).

    6. These UGG coquette slippers so you can basically walk around in slippers, even when you're getting milk or getting gas!,

    I first got these when I was in high school and wore them to my grandmother's house for a BBQ. She ended up helping herself to them and wore them between the kitchen and yard all day — so they're teenager and grandmother-approved.

    Promising Review: "This is my second pair. The first pair lasted me four years, wearing them almost every day. Having the hard sole enables me to walk outside and get the mail or even run out to the store. Because they are made with quality materials and last as long as they do, I can justify the price tag." —Autumn P

    Get them from Amazon for $80.91+ (available in sizes in 5-12 and in ten colors).

    7. Some open-toe platform sandals that are cute and stylish for the summer but also super easy to strap on and functional to walk around in!,

    Promising Review: "Love these shoes. I’m trying not to wear flip-flops these days because the lack of ankle support leaves my feet sore. In addition to these shoes being very comfortable to wear all day, they provide the support I need, and they’re stylish. I bought two in tan and yellow. I’m thinking of getting a third pair." —Sara

    Get a pair from Amazon for $18+ (available in 5.5-11 and in 100 color/cut combinations).

    8. These slip-on Skechers hybrid mule-sneakers so that you get the support of a sneaker with the accessibility of your favorite slippers.,

    Promising Review: "OH PEOPLE!!!! BUY these!!!!! The memory foam is to die for!! They are just like my cushy slippers. I have never had sneakers or shoes for that matter as incredible as these. Anymore and I'd wear them to bed!! Talk about all day comfort!! I am a nurse, and we can can wear colors for our shoes, though this gray is very professional looking anyway. I am such a happy camper!! I have plantar fasciitis and bone spur issues but have no foot issues wearing these. They are worth every penny and then some!!! I'm buying another pair in a different color. Pamper yourself with these shoes. When you step into them, you will do exactly what I did... you will close your eyes and say AHHHHHHH!!!!" —Christine E. Park

    Get them from Amazon for $39+ (available in sizes 5/5W-11/11W and in nine colors).

    9. A pair of classic Adidas slides because you can practically live in them — they're uber comfy, they look like trendy sandals, plus you can slide 'em on and kick 'em off at will.,

    Pro Tip: A lotta reviewers note these slides tend to run a bit big, so consider sizing down.

    Promising Review: "Foot heaven. Oh, these shoes. They’re my new favorite thing. They get me out of bed in the morning. They make me excited to go to work because I get to wear them around. They cradle my feet in a gentle, loving embrace all day long. I miss them when I’m not wearing them. Suffice it to say, you need these in your life and on your feet. Do yourself a favor." —Christina

    Get a pair from Amazon for $25.59+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in 40 color/pattern combinations).

    10. These slip-on sneakers that you'll never want to take off because they're so comfortable and lightweight. You might even forget you have them on!,

    P.S. Reviewers mention that these run small, so think about sizing up when ya buy!

    Promising Review: "These are amazing. I ordered the all white so I can throw them on with sundresses or shorts. I barely want to take them off, that is how comfortable these puppies are. They bend and flex with you foot, and are super cushy inside. I can’t even believe how comfortable they are. I have a two year old, so we are constantly on the move, and these shoes are so perfect for that. They're so cute, you never have to tie them, and they match everything. I mean, they are so good that I have sent the link to anyone I can think of that could benefit from these shoes. I’m debating ordering a few backup pairs in case they stop making them or something. I can’t imagine my old life of not having these shoes." —Taylor Johnson

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in sizes 5-10 and in 29 colors).

    11. OK, a pair of classic Crocs because, I mean, why not? Don't be a hater. They're fun, they're probably one of the most comfortable shoes you'll ever own, and they're iconic.,

    Promising Review: "I will admit, I once was a hater. I lived a hateful negative life where I truly despised this footwear. But, recently, I've made many drastic life changes, and these shoes have helped me see the light. They have helped me to see the beauty of the world and given me the confidence to face whatever obstacles life may throw my way. I can now walk outside with confidence. These shoes, these marvelous shoes, help me to live my life to the fullest not only in style but with such comfort no amount of words can begin to describe. I will now continue to live my life with an open mind to such fashion statements. No more will I live with my head hung low, but now I wear my crocs with pride. Sports mode empowers me, while relaxed mode truly is the epitome of serenity. Crocs have also been the glue that has bonded me and one my best friends. Crocs truly change your life and bring people together. I will forever be indebted to this spectacular shoe." —Heidi Bumanlag

    Get a pair from Amazon for $20.80+ (available in sizes 4 Women/2 Men-19 Women/17 Men and in 32 colors).

    12. And, stay with me here, Croc wedges(!!!!) so you can up the ante and relish in the comfort and support of Crocs while enjoying the extra 3 inches of heels!,

    A fellow BuzzFeed staff member, Augusta Falletta, began wearing Croc wedges — not these exact ones, but super similar — in 2015. Here's an excerpt from her review of them:

    "Since getting them, I've worn these wedges to work, out to drinks with friends, and during a weekend when I was just walking around the city. A few coworkers complimented my shoes the first day I wore them and audibly gasped when I revealed the brand. It legit feels like I'm walking on air, plus they're cute as hell. In a weird way, I feel like one of those girls who wears heels every day and says things like, "They're just honestly more comfortable for me than flats!" and I now see the light. Go forth, my friends, and suffer less. I'll be wearing my Crocs with pride."

    Promising Review: "I’ve been wearing them EVERY DAY. If you have fallen arches, the slight heel will help keep your arch supported. I discovered this accidentally several years ago when I had a pair of Clark’s sandals that had a similar heel height and cushioned soles. I wore those out and couldn’t find another comfort heel that looked good so I went back to my Birkenstocks. Now my feet are happy again." —Al

    Get them on Amazon for $18.72+ (most around $40; available in two colors and sizes 4–11; no half-sizes).

    13. Speaking of classic, these UGG Tasman slippers that are pretty much a basic. You've definitely seen these before, if you haven't owned your own. Wear these inside, outside — their comfort is legendary.,

    Promising Review: "Love these! Nice and warm for the cold months, and with the great sole on the bottom, I have no problem wearing them outside. The navy color goes great with my jeans, and they are so comfortable." —Catmom03

    Get them from Amazon for $99.95+ (available in sizes 5-12 and in four colors).

    14. This pair of New Balance sneakers with memory comfort soles because you can easily put these on and pair them with anything.,

    Promising Review: "Like pajamas for my feet! Okay, so let me just start off my saying I am an Emergency Department nurse at a trauma center — where we always have lines out the door — and I love these shoes! I am on my feet for 12+ hours at a time, and most of that is walking and moving. I rarely stand for long periods of time like some other nurses, but for moving constantly at a steady pace these are great. I originally got these to alternate with my Under Armour shoes and give my feet some relief. I thought that I would wear these when the other ones hurt my feet, but I find myself wearing these more and more!" —Molly

    Get them from Amazon for $33.97+ (available in sizes 5/5W-12/12W and in 39 color/style combinations).

    15. These Oofos recovery slides because they absorb 37% more impact than your typical foam shoes, which means you'll feel some instant comfort and relief when you step into them!


    Promising Review: "OMG got them today and I cannot stop wearing them. I ran the Disney Double Dare Challenge this weekend and after 19.3 miles in the heat and humidity, I feel beat up. My legs and feet were achey so I ordered these Oofos on a friend's recommendation. WOW! My feet feel like they are walking on jelly pillows! They are NOT cute at all! But as a runner, I would wear these post-races and after long or hard runs. The arch support is crazy and takes getting used to. But my feet feel sooo happy!" —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in sizes 5 Women/3 Men-16 Women/14 Men and in six colors/styles).

    16. Some foldable(!!) and versatile FitKicks that will feel like a second skin no matter what you do — like running errands or trails (or even swimming!).


    Promising Review: "This is my fourth pair of FitKicks! I love these. I wear them EVERYWHERE!!! I'm a special education teacher and am on my feet all day, plus chasing students — and I mean truly running after them down the hallways. With my other shoes, I've always been more comfortable kicking my shoes off before chasing after the kiddos, but I have no problem in these. There's no slipping, and I get enough traction that I'm comfortable running in the halls or even wet grass when I need. The best part about these shoes is that I love hiking in them. They are so comfortable and I can walk on any surface without issues. They are my go to shoe." —AMU

    Get them from Amazon for $16.56+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 16 colors).

    17. These sock-like, mesh-topped Tioseban sneakers because they'll mold onto your feet and keep you supported all day long.,

    If you're feet are on the wider side, reviewers suggest you try sizing a half-size up!

    Promising Review: "These are amazing. Not only are they incredibly comfortable, they are so breezy that your feet will never sweat. And with them being stretchy, it doesn't even matter if your feet are prone to swelling a bit. I have a complete lumbar and partial thoracic spinal fusion, and with these shoes, no matter how long I have to stand in line or how much I have to walk or run from one plane to another, my back never hurts. I love these!" —heathernaomil

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 5-13 and in 33 colors).

    18. A pair of these colorful Sanuk sling sandals that are made from recycled yoga mats, so you know they're gonna be comfy.


    Promising Review: "I bought these while I was pregnant because I needed a comfortable sandal. These are suuuper comfy and great quality, I like them so much I bought another pair in a different color. Highly recommended." —JKW

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in eight colors).

    19. These Skechers flats with a memory foam footbed so you can slip 'em on and go with comfort and ease. They're great alternative to walking in sneakers but with similar support!,

    Promising Review: "I have wide feet and usually don’t buy shoes without trying them on first, but I’ve been wanting a pair of these for a while. I got charcoal color and absolutely love them! At first, they were a little tight to put on. After wearing them a couple of hours, they seemed to loosen up a tad and fit my feet perfectly. The sole of these shoes are extremely comfortable and seem more supportive than other flats I’ve owned. The only downfall is that wide isn’t offered in all prints/colors! 100% would recommend!" —MandyP

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in sizes 5/5W-11/11W and in 33 colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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