With such a wide range of women's slippers available today, choosing the best type is quite easy if you first think about what features you need. For example, if you're looking for slippers to keep by the back door, a soft-soled light colored satin slipper is likely to look dingy fairly soon even if you only wear it on the patio or deck, while a rubber house shoe or flip flop can be easily washed off with the garden hose. Yet, a flip flop slipper can spoil the look of an elegant silky robe, so in that case, satin or more feminine looking women's slippers would be best. Thinking about what type of slippers you need before buying them can help you have useful slippers in your home rather than a pile of footwear you don't wear or that may wear out too soon.
Besides thinking about women's slippers in terms of indoors versus outdoors, think about the weather. A slipper that's open in the toe and heel areas is perfect for summer, but a padded, boot style of slipper keeps the feet warmer in winter. Another consideration when buying ladies’ slippers is the type of floor covering you have. Hand knit or crocheted slippers can work well in all types of temperatures, however, if you have slippery floors, they are not the safest choice. Rubber soled slippers may be much safer and help prevent slipping and falling.
Luxurious fabrics for women’s slippers include satins and velvets, although many of these may be synthetic versions. Novelty slippers may be made from plain or animal print fleece or fake fur material. Fake fur is a synthetic fabric that is made to look like shaggy animal hair. Fuzzy slippers are made from fake fur and may be in the shape of animals or they may be just large and brightly colored. These whimsical types of women’s slippers can be comforting and help keep the feet warm – they’re the perfect match for flannel pajamas.
Women’s slippers with thick foam soles can be wonderful to put on after a day of standing at work. For travel, the ballerina type of ladies’ slippers works well as it is very flat and fits easily in a suitcase. Rubber flip flops are great for public showers in swimming pools or campgrounds because the foot is bare except for one strap. Plus, the sole helps keep the feet off of the floor and the flip flop slippers are able to get wet.