Back-to-school season is upon us, though it’s likely to be happening from home for most people. From the ultimate pencil case to work from home slippers, our Homecoming: Preparing for a Back-to-School at Home hub is a virtual class in new-age school essentials.
Schools have reopened and universities are looking for new ways to keep the education rolling. But, looking at the state of things right now, we’re assuming that things aren’t going to go back to normal for a fairly long time. That said, we’re looking to make the most of the home-schooling situation with the best slippers.
Have you, like us, always wished you could wear slippers to work or school? If so, this is your term. You may never get the chance to learn while wearing slippers again, so listen up. We’ve scoured the net and rounded up the most comfortable, brain power-enhancing slippers around. We know that when you’re working from home, even the smallest discomfort can distract you, so from Birkenstock to Gucci, these slippers will take care of business from the ground up.
At $15, UNIQLO’s corduroy slippers are definitely one of the most affordable pieces in our roundup and you won’t even be sacrificing any comfort for that price tag. The suede upper is soft and warm, but you might want a stylish sock pairing to keep the toes warm.
Invented for surfers to don as soon as they left the ocean, UGG reached astronomical heights of popularity in the early 2000s, and we’re just now seeing a resurgence of new styles. This pair of suede slippers is definitely one for the cozy boys.
JW Anderson’s slippers are one of the label’s most-loved avenues. While the curb-chain slippers break the internet every time they release, this round-buckle pair offers up the same dose of oversized impact while retaining a sense of restrained minimalism.
Mule lovers the world over rejoiced earlier this season when Jacquemus released Les Mules. This pair features a luxuriously soft, nubuck leather upper which contrasts with the utilitarian sole unit and velcro heel strap.
In the world of sandals, the visvim Christo is up there with some of the best ever. This masterful suede sandal features typical Americana fringes throughout for that coveted visvim feel.
Suicoke’s iconic MOTO-VS slide gets a pared-back, all-grey outfit that’s perfect for hiding underneath your desk. A neoprene vamp fastens with two chunky velcro straps for a utilitarian aesthetic.
Crocs have suffered more than a decade of incessant hate for their overt ugliness, but in recent months the world has come round to the shameless, punchy style and undeniable comfort of the design. Think you’re too cool for them? Even Pharrell has donned a pair of bright yellow Crocs during lockdown.
Birkenstock’s Boston Clogs have been around for a long time and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. This collaboration pair with Stüssy features a cork sole that works in tandem with a corduroy-texture, one-piece upper for comfort and durability.
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.
The Reebok Beatnik saw its rerelease in 2020. What was — before that — one of Reebok’s lost styles has made a splash on its return. This iteration features a textured, brown upper as well as the characteristic ridged sole unit.
If you don’t like to get your real toes out, allow Loewe to make it look like you do anyway. This pair features an embroidered upper as well as appliqué detailing that catches eyes while a leather sole with embossed branding ensures unmistakable luxury status.
Celine’s understated style has always brimmed with sophistication, and while we all miss the Phoebe Philo era, this pair of Jacno Calfskin Babouche slippers proves that not all is lost.
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