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    Slippers......am I missing a trick?

    This must get close to one of the most mundane threads ever on here, but you know what at week #6 of the UK lockdown I guess we're all taking a closer look at a a lot of 'the littler things' in life.

    I'm often astounded about some of the 'stuff' that you guys know about/buy etc. So let me know your views on 'the very best', 'must haves' etc etc.

    I'm expecting something really cool and stylish/innovative that I didn't know anything about before.....a bit like Secrid wallets

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    I'll put an immediate vote in for Glerups slippers. Felted wool, comfy pretty much all year, with or without socks. I like the rubber soled one, it took me about 3.5 years to wear out my first pair, so they're pretty durable as well.
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    Crocs, it's all you need.

    I looked up Glerups, sure my Gran wore those. But, each to his own.

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    Got a pair of Uggs with wool lining. Still going after 7 years!


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    north face tent mule boots
    https://www.thenorthface.co.uk/shop/...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

    like sleeping bags for feet. I wear them in cooler weather and flip flops in summer

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    Another vote for Glerups
    I have lived in mine for the last 7 weeks of working from home

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    Haflinger in leather

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    Crocs, it's all you need.

    Sir this not The Watch Forum.

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    Celtic and Co sheepskin bootee slippers. Comfy as. I wear them all year. I am on my second pair, first pair lasted about 10 years, not bad at all consideirng how much they got worn.

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    Mondani a snip at 345 quids a pair


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    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    I have Birkenstock felt clogs style for winter and a pair of their sandals for summer.

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    Birkenstock Boston's for winter and Havaianas flip-flops for summer.

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    Mahabi Slippers for me

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    Shoegarden have a good selection. My wife and her mother are a huge fan of the Halfinger ones with cats on.

    I've got two basic pairs from Mark's and Spencer and keep a pair up and downstairs (I've nearly killed myself with them a few times so won't wear slippers on stairs now). They're cheap and get too loose. Not quality at all.

    North Face mule slippers are great but do get very warm, even quite sweaty and I prefer an open heel now so I can kick them on/off as I don't wear slippers while laying on the sofa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    Crocs, it's all you need.

    I looked up Glerups, sure my Gran wore those. But, each to his own.
    I hate those with a passion

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    Quote Originally Posted by RD200 View Post
    I hate those with a passion

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    Haha, and look at the colour of my bad boys, I think it's called baby poo.

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    Ive tried the lot and settled on these bad boys. Tough as old boots and as comfy as anything:




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    Any clues to what brand they are?


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    Giesswein FTW

    Beautifully made - pure wool are cool in summer, warm in winter.

    https://uk.giesswein.com/collections/men-wool-slippers


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    Quote Originally Posted by wotsthecrack View Post
    Haha, and look at the colour of my bad boys, I think it's called baby poo.

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    Oh no they're frightening

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    Another vote for mahabis here.

    https://mahabis.com/

    I recently had to get a new pair of slippers and googling Ďbest slippersí had mahabis at the top of most of the lists. They are a bit on the pricey side (£70) and a bit hipsterish (Iím not) but blimey, they are worth it.
    Last edited by Bravo73; 30th April 2020 at 18:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skmark View Post
    I'm expecting something really cool and stylish/innovative that I didn't know anything about before
    mahabis will probably win on that front. 👍

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    These with a couple of bullion wire mess kit EOD badges sewn on.


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    Turn the heat up and go commando! Slippers? Stinky and unnecessary!

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    Iím in the velvet house Shoe camp.

    stylish around the home and good enough to go out in, which I do regularly

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    ..... for I have become the Jedi of flippers


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    Haflinger grizzly for me

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    I didnít know about Secrid wallets either (or Aeropress) and thanks to this site I am a fan.

    Slippers wise it is M&S for me and not even the expensive ones. I paid approx £10. As another poster said they do stretch but their price point they are ok.

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    Camper Wabi

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAFF View Post
    Got a pair of Uggs with wool lining. Still going after 7 years!


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    Uggs here too but donít know how you managed to get them to last 7 years. Iím on my second pair in 3 years
    You must wear yours every other month. :-)

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    I donít wear them inside but have some crocs worn pretty much exclusively for venturing into the garden to collect dog eggs. They are mighty comfy

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    Just worn out some Westmorland Hugo Shepherd Sheepskin mules, now trying the Gumbies Outback slippers with a pair of flipflops for summer! quite heavy as made from recycled bottles.

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    I've a pair of Orthopants. Like some other brands mentioned they're a wool felt construction and very comfortable. Had them over 3 years now, so looking a bit tired and will be treating myself to another pair soon.

    https://www.orthopant.com/collections/pantoffeln

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    Staapstad Merino Wool.

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    Winter I wear Timberland deck shoes, summer Birkenstockís.

    I have an office in an outbuilding so want something that has a harder wearing sole as I goes in and out.

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    Itís almost never cold enough for me to need slippers which is probably why my M&S moccasins have lasted me about 1O years so far and they hardly look worn.
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    I wear them for hard floors rather than cold.

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    My dog says he prefers the taste of light tan suede mocassins.

    Does anyone else have dedicated decorating slippers?

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    Slippers are for wimps.
    Sliders, all year round

    Some of the stuff on show makes me wonder if you live in nursing homes.

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    I have Alpaca slippers after Mrs B raved about them when I got her some a few years ago.
    We have also converted both my mum and the mother in law.

    You look like Rod Hulls bloody emu padding around in them, and they certainly canít be worn outside but they are fantastically warm and donít get stinky.

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    Minnietonka for me. Bought in the US 3 years ago and still going strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casper View Post
    Uggs here too but donít know how you managed to get them to last 7 years. Iím on my second pair in 3 years
    You must wear yours every other month. :-)
    Only wear them in the colder weather and flip flops most of the time other than that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by prexelor View Post
    I didnít know about Secrid wallets either (or Aeropress) and thanks to this site I am a fan.

    Slippers wise it is M&S for me and not even the expensive ones. I paid approx £10. As another poster said they do stretch but their price point they are ok.
    M&S for me as well I'm afraid. Only wear them to wander about in a daze when I get up in the mornings, and the spaniel seems to like carrying them around so keeps two of us happy. Most other times in the daytime just casual loafers.
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    Crocs here too.
    Can't be dealing with the flat footted nonsense of slippers. At least Crocs have a bit of arch support.

    Otherwise it would be a pair of sketchers with elastic laces.

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    Where do you guys buy your smoking jackets?
    Now I have the slippers I think I should complete the look. Maybe a nice night cap with Pom Pom at the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Where do you guys buy your smoking jackets?
    Now I have the slippers I think I should complete the look. Maybe a nice night cap with Pom Pom at the end?
    Now you're getting the hang of it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    Where do you guys buy your smoking jackets?
    Now I have the slippers I think I should complete the look. Maybe a nice night cap with Pom Pom at the end?
    Remember the pipe to complete the look. A nice Scotte perhaps.

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    I just want a pair that don't stink after a week of wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Dee View Post
    I just want a pair that don't stink after a week of wear.
    That's probably more a matter of personal hygiene,,
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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