It's been nearly a year since we, sensing the days of isolation ahead, did our first roundup of house shoes. And as COVID March rears its head again, we're balancing dreams of vaccination with the knowledge that we still haven't beat this thing yet.
The best time to pick up a dedicated house shoe would have been last year, but the second best time is right now. Even when we're eventually less bound to our places of residence, wearing footwear for the home only is the right way to live. It'll keep your feet warm, secure, and clean — because your floors aren't as clean as you think. Adopt the lifestyle change on the cheap with these eight pairs we found for under $100.
The North Face's Thermoball mules are like a puffer coat for your feet. Insulation makes them perfect for winter, and lightweight traction prevents you from slipping on hardwood without adding much bulk. At $55, they're already a great deal — but you can get this digi camo from last season for just $33.
Hoka One One, makers of the thiccest running shoes you'll ever see, designed these slides specifically for recovering post-run. The oversized midsole and meta rocker beneath the foot make for an optimal stride during your down time — but you don't have to be a runner to appreciate the support they provide.
The beautifully woven Zuma Classic slide opts for a guilt-free vegan leather. You won't be able to tell the difference with how great the buttery leather feels on your feet, but you will notice the difference an anatomically correct footbed makes. Half sizes aren't available, and let my failed experience tell you to absolutely size down.