Summer is finally here, which means we might be lucky enough to catch a glance of sunshine (the recent heatwave has certainly got us reaching for the ice lollies and factor 30!). Whether you’re planning a big all-inclusive holiday or taking it easy with a staycation, it’s always important to have a selection of shoe styles that cater to your every footwear need in the hot weather.
Summer slippers probably aren’t the first thing that springs to mind when picking from your shoe rack on a sunny day; you might think more of flip-flops, sandals, canvas shoes, and we all know about the ‘dad sandal’ trend that’s suddenly taken hold out of nowhere. But in actual fact, slippers can work really well during the warmer months – contrary to popular belief, they’re not just for lazy, chilly nights indoors in front of the telly.
Of course, we all know already how comfy and cosy a good pair of slippers can be. But what are the advantages of wearing them in summer, and what should you be looking for when searching for the best summer slippers? Read on to find out more.
Why should you be wearing slippers this summer?
There are lots of advantages to wearing slippers during the warmer months. For a start, there’s the undeniable and unbeatable cosiness they offer – there’s nothing quite like slipping into a luxurious pair of slippers after a long day at work! They’re designed to provide you with the utmost comfort, and that applies in the summer just as much as it does in the winter.
You might not have considered slippers to be an adaptable option, but they’re definitely the underdog of versatility. From relaxing by the pool to enjoying an outdoor breakfast on the patio, slippers are the perfect choice when it comes to summertime relaxation.
What’s more, they’re also available in a huge range of fun and quirky designs meaning they’re a great way of expressing your personality through your feet! Whether you’re going for an eye-catching, novelty pair or a simple style for a minimalistic vibe (that you can even get away with nipping to the shops in), you’re sure to find a pair to suit your look.
The best summer slippers for women
Finding slippers for women that are suitable for hotter days can be a surprisingly tricky business; there’s a fair amount to consider.
It goes without saying that comfort is one of the first things to take into account. If you’re trying to soak up the sun and enjoy some well-earned summer relaxation, you need to ensure that your footwear is comfortable enough for the job.
When choosing slippers for the warmer weather, go for a pair that offers a padded lining – but try to avoid fluffy interiors or styles that are too thick, otherwise your feet could get too warm when the temperatures rise.
We’d always recommend opting for open-heel or mule-style slippers. Not only are these really practical in that you can slip them on and off with ease, but they also allow your feet plenty of room to breathe because they don’t enclose your heels like a pair of cosy booties would. Look for slippers that expose your toes too, such as these Moonlights Vicky slippers, as this will aid the air flow to your toes to help keep them cool.
How to find the best men’s summer slippers
As with women’s slippers, there a few things to consider when looking for the perfect pair of men’s summer slippers. Again, it’s best to choose a pair that leave the heel exposed – an easy slip-on design is practical for wearing around the pool, the garden or inside the home, and should stop your feet from overheating.
In terms of material, suede-type men’s slippers can work well in the summertime. The most important thing to remember is that your slippers need to be fairly light if you’re going to wear them when the temperatures are warmer. Look for a pair that combines lightweight design with durability and comfort, such as these Nordikas 375 Suede slippers or the Silent Night Abingdon slippers.
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