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!!
For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:
For a more in-depth look at the comprehensive top 10 selection, make sure to read on to learn more about the different types of house shoes for men available and understand how our ranking was determined.
This article's chosen EC site price listings are reflective of its publishing date.
Vans X Spongebob
Unisex Graphic Clog
Arch Support Slippers
Suede Sheepskin Hi-Top Slippers
Faux Leather Espadrille Sliders in Black
Go Walk Hyper Burst Slip On Trainers
Victori One Sliders
On-The-Clock Slip-On Clogs
Chill Out Sliders
Loafers in Grey Soft Leather
Add a Splash of Colour to Your Daily Routine
House Shoes That Help to Minimise the Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis
Cosy, Comfy and Perfect for the Colder Months
Cool Slip-Ons Made With Comfort in Mind
Workout-Friendly With Excellent Arch Support
A Classic Pair of Sliders From an Iconic Brand
Keep It Chill in These Spongebob Trainers
Great for Pottering, Gardening and All-Day Wear
State-of-the-Art Sliders Made in Japan
Look Dapper Day-to-Day
|Style||Clogs||Slip-ons||Slip-on ankle boots||Slider sandals||Slip-on trainers||Sliders||Slip-on trainers||Slip-on clog||Sliders||Slip-ons|
|Material(s)||Synthetic, EVA||Faux fur, textile, rubber||Faux suede, rubber, EVA||Faux-leather, EVA, polyurethane||Textile, rubber||-||Canvas, rubber||Synthetic||Scuba and webbing upper, synthetic||Suede, textile, rubber|
|Support Level||Excellent, contoured footbeds, Croslite™ foam cushioning||Excellent, removable supportive insoles||Good, memory foam footbed||Good, moulded footbed||Excellent, air-cooled Goga Mat comfort insole, Hyper Burst cushioning||Good, contoured foot bed||Medium, elasticated inserts||Enhanced arch support, LiteRide™ foam footbeds||Medium, adjustable straps||Low|
|Grip||Lock™ slip-resistant tread||Anti-slip grip||Anti-skid traction||-||Good, flexible traction outsole||Slip-resistant sole||Good, waffle tread||Lock™ slip-resistant tread||Excellent, textured tread||Low|
|Wide Fit||No but a relaxed fit||No but relaxed fit||No||No||No||No||No||No but a relaxed fit||No||No|
|Sizes||UK 3-15||UK 7-11||UK 7-12||UK 6-12||UK 6-15||UK 6-13||UK 4-12||UK 3-12||EU 40-45||UK 5-13|
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.
This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.
|Support Level||Excellent, contoured footbeds, Croslite™ foam cushioning|
|Grip||Lock™ slip-resistant tread|
|Wide Fit||No but a relaxed fit|
|Material(s)||Faux fur, textile, rubber|
|Support Level||Excellent, removable supportive insoles|
|Wide Fit||No but relaxed fit|
|Style||Slip-on ankle boots|
|Material(s)||Faux suede, rubber, EVA|
|Support Level||Good, memory foam footbed|
|Material(s)||Faux-leather, EVA, polyurethane|
|Support Level||Good, moulded footbed|
|Support Level||Excellent, air-cooled Goga Mat comfort insole, Hyper Burst cushioning|
|Grip||Good, flexible traction outsole|
|Support Level||Good, contoured foot bed|
|Support Level||Medium, elasticated inserts|
|Grip||Good, waffle tread|
|Support Level||Enhanced arch support, LiteRide™ foam footbeds|
|Grip||Lock™ slip-resistant tread|
|Wide Fit||No but a relaxed fit|
|Material(s)||Scuba and webbing upper, synthetic|
|Support Level||Medium, adjustable straps|
|Grip||Excellent, textured tread|
|Material(s)||Suede, textile, rubber|
Written and researched by Melanie McPhail
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