If you're looking for something to wear on your feet to keep you comfortable at home, then this article is for you. There are lots of styles of shoes that you may not have considered wearing around the house but which can, in fact, be better for your feet if you have plantar fasciitis, wide feet or flat arches that could do with some additional support.
Opting for house shoes over slippers for men allows you to find a pair that can also be worn outside while doing an at-home workout on a hard floor or simply as a smarter, more stylish choice in leather or suede. In this guide, we've done some out-of-the-box thinking to find the best house shoes for men on Amazon, John Lewis and ASOS!!
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Slip-ons are probably what you think of when it comes to house shoes. The designs can vary a lot from super casual to smart, but the best will provide good foot coverage and support. Ankle boots can make extremely cosy and supportive house shoes in the colder months and many of them look cool, too.
Soft suede or textile uppers feel great against the feet and a faux-fur lining creates a truly luxurious fit. These softer materials bring the comfort of slippers with the look and style of shoes you could wear outside of the house.
Why not take a look at some men's slippers if you're looking for some cosy comfort?
Originally created by Crocs as a foam clog, these iconic shoes are now available everywhere with the style having been copied and adapted by many different companies (some at a very cheap price). They are often made from flexible synthetic materials which absorb pressure and impact making them comfortable around the house or garden.
The roomy fit, ventilation holes, heel strap, cushioned footbed and anti-slip tread make clogs the ultimate multipurpose shoe. Whether you're cooking dinner, working from home or wearing them outdoors, clogs are a great fit. In addition, the waterproof material makes them suitable for splashing in the sea or going out in the rain.
Characterised by a single wide strap (or occasionally two) made from leather, faux leather or rubber, their biggest draw is that they easily slide onto your feet. Sliders made from polyurethane or rubber are waterproof so they won't get ruined if you're playing around with the garden hose or are lucky enough to have a home pool!
Sliders have a thicker, more durable sole and often a padded or cushioned strap which makes them a cool and comfortable choice for wearing around the house. The downside is that your feet are exposed and unprotected, which could be dangerous if you wear them for gardening or cooking. A great choice for the summer months!
If you require more support or lead a busy, active lifestyle, slip-on trainers could be a great choice. Often consisting of an elasticated upper that holds your feet in place combined with a cushioned insole and outsole, they're perfect for those who have flat arches that require support or suffer from plantar fasciitis.
Men who find themselves running errands all day and still fitting in a home workout will love the convenience of slip-on trainers, allowing movement from task to task without changing shoes. Soles made from EVA are unrivalled when it comes to supporting your feet and there are also options of plimsoll-style trainers made from canvas that are easy to slip on and off.
We've touched upon the support provided by the various styles of house shoes, but it's important to tell you how to specifically search for the level you need while shopping. For those who need high support due to health issues, look for products that boast a memory foam or moulded footbed with arch support and/or a thick outsole.
You're hopefully going to be wearing them a lot so it's important to ensure that they are as comfortable as possible and hold your feet in the correct position. If you don't experience any foot issues, a normal level of support should do just fine – time spent wearing shoes with minimal support may actually help to strengthen your feet and save you from pain and injury.
Why not pair your new shoes for the home with some quality loungewear for men?
Grip is often overlooked when it comes to buying house shoes, as many of us mistakenly think it doesn't matter as much as it does with footwear mainly worn outside. But if you intend to wear yours in the garden, for nipping to the stops or when doing jobs around the house, it's important to minimise any falls or accidents.
Considering the level of grip on a pair of house shoes is particularly important for older people – you don't want to be slipping on ice while putting the bins out when it could've been avoided. Rubber is naturally non-slip, especially when used to make an outsole with a textured, defined tread.
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Unisex Graphic Clog
Add a Splash of Colour to Your Daily Routine
Arch Support Slippers
House Shoes That Help to Minimise the Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
Suede Sheepskin Hi-Top Slippers
Cosy, Comfy and Perfect for the Colder Months
Faux Leather Espadrille Sliders in Black
Cool Slip-Ons Made With Comfort in Mind
Go Walk Hyper Burst Slip On Trainers
Workout-Friendly With Excellent Arch Support
Victori One Sliders
A Classic Pair of Sliders From an Iconic Brand
Vans X Spongebob
Keep It Chill in These Spongebob Trainers
On-The-Clock Slip-On Clogs
Great for Pottering, Gardening and All-Day Wear
Chill Out Sliders
State-of-the-Art Sliders Made in Japan
Loafers in Grey Soft Leather
Look Dapper Day-to-Day
In the top spot, it just had to be a pair of classic Crocs. Nowadays they come in more colours and designs than ever, but we think these rainbow tie-dye effect clogs really stand out from the crowd whilst being extremely supportive and comfy too.
If you spend a lot of time at home, wearing the same old slippers or house shoes can feel pretty boring, so why not add some colour to your life? These Crocs are the ultimate house shoe that's just as suited to work, the beach, or nipping to the shops come rain or shine!
If your feet need a bit of specialist care, these house slippers by OR8 Wellness are the ones for you. While they are specifically designed for men who suffer from plantar fasciitis, they're also just as suited to anyone whose tootsies could do with more support.
The lightweight rubber sole with an anti-slip grip ensures optimum stability and the removable insoles provide arch support and cushioning. Lined with faux fur with a high front and elasticated sides, they feel cosy without compromising on style.
Taking inspiration from UGG boots but for a fraction of the price, these faux suede boots by VeraCosy are comfy, snug and just the thing for the winter months. A heel tab and stretchable side gores make them super easy to get on and off and allow for a more customised fit.
The memory foam footbed, faux-fur lining and soft suede-effect upper keep your feet feeling wonderfully supported and the anti-skid traction prevents slips. Whether you go for tan, grey or black, they're a total bargain and they look good too!
Sure, sandals used to be associated with hippy geography teachers, but it turns out that wasn't such a bad thing after all because rustic '70s aesthetics are well and truly in again. The plain straps and black colour makes these a classy, understated option.
Featuring a moulded footbed and a thick sole, these laid-back sandals are superb for pottering around in. They're also ideal for beach walks, trips to the local shop and wearing in the garden. Who doesn't love a multipurpose shoe?
Our list wouldn't be complete without a pair of super supportive trainers and Skechers have really come through with these slip-ons. If you're looking for house shoes that are ideal for exercising at home and comfy enough to wear all day, these are a great option that's also available in a huge range of sizes.
However, they're not only for busy bees and sporty people – sufferers of plantar fasciitis or those whose arches need enhanced support will benefit from wearing them. With air-cooled Goga Mat insoles and specialist Hyper Burst cushioning too, you'll wonder what you did without them.
Sometimes all you need is a pair of Nikes. Classic, iconic and multipurpose, the Victori One sliders make the perfect house shoe for when it's hot outside. And of course, they double up as a fail-safe holiday companion on the beach or by the pool.
The contoured footbed and anti-slip sole keep your feet in place and the wide branded strap serves poolside vibes. These sliders are cool, comfortable and great to have around the house when the weather heats up.
It can be hard to find anything other than black, navy, and brown when shopping for men's house shoes. But if you're looking for something with an eccentric twist, these Vans X Spongebob slip-on trainers are a fun choice.
The low-profile design, easy-to-slip-on style and signature branding make for a pair of plimsolls that are great for wearing around the house or outside (particularly when worn on a skateboard). A fairly pricey yet cool option for those who don't like slippers.
We all love a classic pair of Crocs and these On-The-Clock slip-ons are one of two offerings from the brand on our list. With rather a different look than their standard clogs, this pair is specifically made to be worn for work but are also great for toiling in the garden, running errands and generally wearing in the house.
Featuring enhanced arch support, LiteRide™ foam footbeds and a slip-resistant tread, these bad boys provide excellent support and grip. These shoes are very highly rated in all areas, but one thing to note is that they have less ventilation than classic Crocs, which could be a problem for those with sweaty feet.
Shaka was founded in South Africa in the '90s but was then bought by a Japanese company – the result is a brand that takes inspiration from traditional African craft and the footwear worn by the Zulu tribe combined with contemporary Japanese design.
Shaka's Chill Out sliders feature a scuba and webbing upper, adhesive patch straps, and a thick sole with a textured tread creating a current and stylish look. As awesome as these shoes are, Shaka's fit can be slightly narrow so they probably won't work for men with wider feet.
With a classic style that wouldn't look amiss paired with a smoking jacket, these slip-ons from ASOS Design bring a dapper look to your everyday routine. Great for the days when you're going from your home to your car and back again, they're also a luxe alternative to slippers when you have friends around.
These shoes have some nice details such as contrast trimming and a pull tab that makes them even easier to slip on. But compared to some of the other house shoes on our list, they're made more for style than comfort and aren't particularly supportive for the feet.
No. 1: Crocs｜Unisex Graphic Clog
No. 2: OR8 Wellness｜Arch Support Slippers
No. 3: VeraCosy｜Suede Sheepskin Hi-Top Slippers
No. 4: Truffle Collection｜Faux Leather Espadrille Sliders in Black
No. 5: Skechers｜Go Walk Hyper Burst Slip On Trainers
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