Which Type of Supportive Home Footwear Is Right For Me?

Which Type of Supportive Home Footwear Is Right For Me?

Home footwear does a lot more than keep your feet cosy during cold winter nights. These comfortable slippers also provide the support your feet need while doing chores around the house.

You may think you don’t need to wear footwear around the house. But if you wear orthotics in your work or running shoes, why not keep supporting your feet at home?

Many people think of home footwear as just fuzzy, fluffy wool slippers. But the truth is that there are so many versatile styles to choose! From soft, fluffy slip-on shoes with removable insoles, to open-toed models with built-in support, we carry a variety of home footwear styles at Kintec.

Supportive, Comfortable Slippers

Here are some of the key types of supportive home footwear we carry, and their benefits.

The Classic Slipper

When you think of the quintessential pair of winter slippers, you probably think of something like the Sorel Nakiska or Sorel Falcon Ridge.

This structured model is soft and comfortable, with a full lambswool inner and a suede upper. It has a removable insole, and a solid backing, so you can insert a pair of custom orthotics into it with ease.

Plus, its full rubber outsole offers excellent grip on wet surfaces.

This style of slippers, from Sorel and other brands, will help keep your feet supported, dry, and warm during the winter months.

The Casual Slip-On

For a pair of slippers that are more discreet and easy to slip on and off, you may be interested in the Biotime Ernie and Emma models.

These shoes are both backless, making them easy to slip on easily. With a boiled wool blend upper and fleece lining, Ernie and Emma are an ideal choice to wear in an office that will still keep your feet warm and dry.

These models from Biotime can also accommodate an orthotic. The insoles are removable, and the slippers are structured enough to accommodate the additional support.

While their fleece lining does keep the feet warm, Ernie and Emma are versatile enough to wear year-round.

The Year-Round Style

If you’re looking for a more versatile shoe to wear inside the house from spring to winter, Birkenstock carries a few styles that will work for you.

The footbed of the Birkenstock Arizona and Birkenstock Amsterdam both have cross- and longitudinal- arch supports, to maximally distribute pressure on the foot.

The Arizona features two wide, adjustable cross straps and a layer of foam cushioning below the leather lining.

Meanwhile, with a wool felt upper, the Amsterdam is a clog-style shoe. It has a deep heel cup, which promotes proper heel alignment. The built-in toe bar guides the toes in a natural motion.

At the front of the shoes, the edge is also elevated to protect the toes, and the lining is a comfortable top to the flexible cork latex base.

Find Your Next Pair of Comfortable Slippers!

Stay comfortable this winter
and shop for men’s and women’s supportive home footwear styles.

If you have any questions about our home footwear selection,
find a Kintec near you and talk to a Fitting Expert today!

  • Alison Antrobus

    February 25, 2019 at 8:03 am Reply

    They look lovely and cosy, but here’s the problem with too many slippers these days: black rubber soles. When you have wood floors – which many houses do – you inevitably have black scuff marks from shoe soles. Do I want to buy awesome slippers? Yes. Do I want to spend too much time scraping marks off the floors, baseboards, etc? No. Tell slipper manufacturers to get with it and make slippers with neutral coloured soles.

    • Kintec

      February 25, 2019 at 10:58 am Reply

      Hey Alison, thank you for your comments! If you have concerns about your slippers leaving black marks on the floor from the sole, we do carry a few varieties (https://shop.kintec.net/womens/activity/home) that have neutral soles.

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