In the cold winter months, when temperatures drop below freezing at night, there’s nothing better than sitting snug by a fire with a pair of comfy slippers.
Important factors to consider when choosing the right slipper include insulation, comfort, material and design. You want something homely, that’s for sure; and if you can pop out to the newsagents in them, then all the better.
However, err too much on the side of comfort and you may end up with a pair of Uggs, which, while incredibly warm and snug, spark intense debate any time they’re seen on a man.
Whatever your preference, here’s our pick of the best slippers on the market.
1. Mahabis Larvik
A masterpiece of comfort and practicality, the wool-lined Mahabis Larvik quickly converts from a slipper into a shoe thanks to a detachable outer sole, so you can easily pop out for a pint of milk in them.
The sole comes in a variety of colours, and there’s a breathable mesh version for summer.
Increasingly, Mahabis is the slipper of choice for the young and trendy – but the quality of design and build means it should appeal to men of all ages. A trusted Telegraph favourite.
2. Toms Berkeley
Since its foundation in 2006, Toms has grown into one of the most stylish shoe brands in the world.
With a faux shearling lining and wool upper, these sexily shabby slips promise to be more comfortable than your favourite spot on the sofa.
They’re also vegan, and for every pair you purchase Toms will give one pair to a child in need, making them a fantastic, ethical option.
3. Derek Rose Morgan
This classic ‘mule’ style slipper by Savile Row’s master of nightwear Derek Rose features luxuriously soft calf leather.
They may not be the warmest, but they’re incredibly elegant, and can be worn all year round – barefoot in summer; with a pair of thick socks in winter.
4. Isotoner Mens Moccasin
The traditional moccasin gets a modern update – they look almost like boat shoes – with this subtly sophisticated number. It features a “patented Pillowstep tufted insole” for underfoot cushioning.
5. Clarks Kite Kindling
A simple, no-frills, loafer-style slipper that begs to be bashed around the house, winter after winter.
With suede leather uppers and a textile lining they’re an excellent comfy option. Also available in black.
6. Sorel Falcon Ridge
Rugged and inviting, this suede and wool slipper by outdoorwear company Sorel includes a removable moulded insole for comfort, and a gum rubber sole, for rock-face transitioning (presumably).
7. Ugg Scuff leather
One way to eschew the Ugg stigma while reaping the benefits of their supremely comfortable slippers is by getting the Scuff Deco which, thankfully, looks nothing like a traditional Ugg.
Fully lined with plush natural wool, with a sheepskin insole, this slipper is the ultimate in laid-back luxury. Uggly it ain’t.
8. Derek Rose Crawford
For the man who likes to appear as well turned out in private as in public. Made in England from suede and featuring an ultra-comfortable shearling lining.
9. Bedroom Athletics Marilyn
If you want to look like you’re on a voyage north of The Wall in Game of Thrones, these are the arctic boots for you.
The super comfortable faux fur slippers are more than enough to warm the feet and ankles – if not quite the heart.
10. Dolce & Gabbana embroidered velvet slippers
Yes, you read that right. These velvet loafer-style slippers, with an almond toe from D&G, will set you back a whopping £625.
But if you’re after some luxury in your life, or if only the finest Italian shoes are good enough for your feet, these are the slips for you.