The Best Home-Office Footwear: Havaianas, The North Face & More

The Best Home-Office Footwear: Havaianas, The North Face & More 1

Work From Home is a new vertical dedicated to life and culture in the strange and unprecedented situation of self-quarantine that many of us are dealing with right now. From what to watch to how to get a fit off and how to not think about anything, this is our guide to the great indoors. For updates on the spread of Covid-19 and how to keep yourself safe and informed, consult WHO and the CDC.

The Danish have a genius term called “hygge” which roughly translates to “cozy and secure,” It refers to a mentality; making the best of winter’s cold temperatures and shorter days, by cooking, eating, and spending time with loved ones indoors. The concept of hygge is one way to find a silver lining when confined indoors, like in the current pandemic situation. Across the world, many (including me, writing this from my living room) have opted to work from home as a measure to limit exposure and spread of Coronavirus.

With that, we’ve rounded up a definitive selection of cozy, home-office footwear, including flip flops, moccasins, and slippers.

The footwear choice of Brazil, the iconic Havaianas was born in the 1960s, a golden era for style in the South American country. Originally inspired by the Zori — a traditional Japanese sandal — Havaianas soon became, and still are, the go-to foot companion for sun-lovers. Available in a wild number of colorways, the rubber flip flop is the ultimate laid-back option that will see you right wherever you’re wearing them. We’ve picked the black one here which can be styled with pretty much anything, should you happen to venture out.

A personal favorite, The North Face’s Mule is basically a sleeping bag for your foot. And who doesn’t want that? The traction edition has enough grip and underneath protection to make it suitable for outside use, too. Remember outside? Either way, the camo option is killer.

The traditional Moccasin originated in Native American dress and is now a footwear option loved for its comfort. Modern takes on the Mocassin have been delivered by brands such as Minnetonka, which serves up a double-soled slipper here, lined with snug fleece.

An ultimate dad-in-the-garden option, Birkenstock provides a backless clog that will let those feet breathe. Dressed in durable suede, this is just as capable of being paired up with some real-life-ready clothes when the time is right.

Suicoke has been one of the key brands leading the beautiful sandal renaissance over the past few years, taking the idea of this once-tired footwear option and turning it on its head via leopard and cheetah prints. Here’s a perfect example of its wild output.

If you needed any more proof that the sandal and slipper game has changed in recent times, then here you are. Streetwear god BAPE teams up with none other than UGG for the Xavier Fur Logo slipper. There are some positives to come out of lockdown after all.

Another piece at the pricier end of the spectrum and one for those that are dead serious about their slippers. London designer JW Anderson serves up one of the season’s best, arriving in a stunning colorway.

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