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Things to Consider When Buying Slippers

Winter is the time when everyone flocks to the shops to purchase new bootie slippers. During summer, when it’s warm, you don’t mind wandering around the house without anything on your feet, but once that weather turns, you want something that will keep your toes warm and toasty.

You would think you could walk into any store, grab a pair of bootie slippers off the shelf and take them home. There is nothing stopping you, but if you want a pair of quality slippers that are comfortable and will last for years, then you may want to put some thought and consideration into your decision.

The first consideration is warmth. When you purchase a pair of bootie slippers to wear around the home during the freezing cold winter months, you want a product you can slip on your feet and feel the warmth covering your toes. Sheep skin is ideal for this, especially when it is lined with fleece, to provide all the warmth your feet need during those colder evenings.

What you will find is that once your feet are warm, the rest of your body feels warmer. Those that struggle with the cold, will appreciate a quality pair of slippers on their feet on cold winter evenings, the warmth they feel are truly amazing.

Next is the comfort of the item. Comfort is an essential element when choosing in home footwear. You want to be comfortable and feel as though you are walking through your home barefoot. Bootie slippers shouldn’t be tight, they should feel as though you have nothing on your feet, they should be completely comfortable whether you’re walking on tile or carpet.

If you’re spending money on a pair of bootie slippers, then choose a pair that are long lasting. Ones made from quality materials that won’t need replacing in a short period of time. In many cases the cheaper versions will only last one season, if you’re lucky. Rather spend the money now and choose a natural and durable material which will give you years or warmth and comfort.

The bootie slippers you choose should be cushioned with fleece or another material on the inside. This just ensures the comfort value of the product and enables you to wear them for extended periods without any discomfort.

Cushioning also helps those with high insteps that cannot walk barefoot because it causes pain, or feel they cannot wear flat shoes. The cushioning reduces the impact as you walk, it’s comfortable and you’ll never want to take your bootie slippers off when you go outside.
It is essential you choose the right size when shopping for these items. Choosing an item that is too small or too tight won’t be very comfortable and you’ll have to wear them a long time before they stretch and mould to your foot.

Pay careful consideration to the size of the item, when purchasing these products you can go slightly bigger if necessary to ensure maximum comfort. You’re not going to be running a marathon in them, but rather wearing them around the home.

Always take your flooring into consideration. Homes with carpeting and soft flooring, such as plush rugs, don’t really have to worry about the bottom of the product. Those with hard floors and tiles need to pay careful attention to the sole of the item. You want a thicker sole with lots of cushioning if you have harder floors to ensure maximum comfort as you make your way around the home.

Finally, remember that cheaper isn’t always better. Rather pay slightly more for quality and comfort and have peace of mind that you’ll have them for years to come.

Henry Gibson David