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8 house shoes you absolutely need for under $100

How clean do you think your floors are?

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.

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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

The North Face ThermoBall Eco Traction Mule V ($33)

The North Face

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.

The North Face

Subu Indoor/Outdoor Slippers ($55)

MoMa Store

Subu's Indoor/Outdoor Slippers are quite similar to TNF's mules with more of a Japanese flair. The shrewd design eyes at the MoMa Store approve of these imports with a sole robust enough to venture outdoors. Once you do that, however, they're no longer a house shoe. Proceed accordingly.

MoMa Store

L.L. Bean Sweeter Fleece Scuffs ($40)

L.L. Bean

Fleece on fleece make L.L. Bean's super cheap slippers as cozy as your favorite polyester pile middle layer. The bottom of your feet will be taken care of well, too, with an EVA foam midsole for comfort.

L.L. Bean

Hoka One One Recovery Slide ($50)

Hoka One One

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.

Hoka One One

Malibu Sandals Zuma Classic ($100)

Malibu Sandals

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.

Malibu Sandals

Ugg Fluff You Cali Collage ($100)

Ugg

These shaggy lads are ridiculous — and all the better for it. The same fleece lining from Uggs ubiquitous boots appear here with a external pattern unique to each slipper made.

Ugg

Nike ACG Moc 3.0 ($50)

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Nike ACG has been tinkering with its Moc silhouette since 1994, with the 3.0 version debuting in 2020. The fact that it's already on sale for 50-percent off, and in a killer tie-dye, is a blessing.

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Uniqlo Open Toe Corduroy Slippers ($15)

Uniqlo

Leave it to Uniqlo to make something just as appealing and cheaper than everything else on this list. Corduroy on your feet for the price of lunch? Yes, please.

Uniqlo

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