Fuzzy Sandals Have Emerged as the Hottest Slipper Alternative for 2021

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It’s safe to say that we’ve never, in our entire lives, worn slippers more than we have in the past few months. With plenty more time spent at home, we’ve swiftly grown our collection of sweatpants (with sweatshirts to match), cozy knit sweaters and leggings in every color. And yes, we’ve also got more than a few pairs of slippers to build a cozy outfit from head-to-toe. So, we’re glad to see a new footwear style enter the arena: the shearling-lined sandal. Just like the summer silhouette we all know and love, these shoes leave most of our foot out in the open but are lined in a soul-warming layer of fuzz that not only looks chic, but feels amazing. FYI, these kicks actually look great when worn with a pair of thick socks, allowing for plenty of fun styling options. Here, 13 pairs of fuzzy sandals that might make you consider kicking those old bunny slippers aside.

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1. Birkenstock Arizona Shearling

The Birkenstock sandal that truly has it all: a quality shearling lining, a supportive cork footbed and tasteful hardware in soft rose gold, silver or classic brushed gold.

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2. Papillio By Birkenstock Daytona Genuine Shearling Lined Platform Sandal

A slight departure from the signature Birkenstock design, this cross-strapped sandal has an extra boost of height added to the cork footbed. And we think it’d look super smart with cropped, straight leg jeans or colorful sweatpants cropped right above the ankle bone.

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Tamara Mellon

3. Tamara Mellon Roam

These might be pricey, yes, but they’re the status shearling-lined sandal of the season. Beloved by fashion influencers for both their lug-sole detail and their minimal duo strap design, these are the ultimate trendy pick for the winter season.

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vince glyn sandal

4. Vince Glyn 2 Genuine Shearling Buckle Slide Sandal

A fine alternative to the usual suede and shearling pairing, these Vince slides feature a nubby wool-like texture with a fuzzy, winter-friendly interior lining. The result? A pair of kicks that’s at once refined and ultra-comfortable—and a great match for your grey sweats.

aerosoles olivia sandal

5. Aerosoles Olivia Faux Shearling Sandal

These gilded kicks look like a million bucks—but they come in under $100. And they’re just the thing you need to feel a little extra fancy while you WFH in basic black leggings and a hoodie. Not to mention, even your podiatrist will approve of this solid, supportive footbed.

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6. Lisa Vicky Snug Slide Sandal

With just a hint of shearling on the sole, this cross-strap slide is a more wallet-friendly way to tiptoe into the shearling sandal trend.

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7. Vince Camuto Manissa Slide Sandal

The unexpected addition of a leopard print interior gives these winter-friendly sandals a peek-a-boo quality that might even make you crack a smile when you slip them on in the morning.

freda salvador sandals

8. Freda Salvador Piper

Prefer a back strap on your sandals for a more secure fit? You can have that, thanks to this Freda Salvador style that contrasts simple black leather with a pop of caramel fuzz.

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Saks Fifth Avenue

9. Chloé Woody Shearling & Leather Flat Sandals

Should you live in a warmer climate and want to get in on the trend without risky sweaty feet, this is the style for you. The Chloé design wears just like your regular leather slide, since the shearling detail is only on the upper and sits away from your actual foot. Plus, that square toe detail is so 2021.

dolce vita karlee sandal

10. Dolce Vita Karlee Sherpa Slippers

The epitome of a summer mindset in a winter shoe, this shearling pair combines a pastel color scheme with a not-too-tall woven espadrille platform. The result? A shoe that will make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation, even if you’re just lounging on the couch.

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11. Atp Atelier Doris Shearling And Suede Slides

For more temperate climates, these fluffy shearling shoes will be a great go-to for everyday wear with track pants, sweater dresses or even jeans. But at home, they’ll look best paired with your most glam PJs.

coach pool slide
Saks Fifth Avenue

12. Coach Ulla Shearling Pool Slides

Lest you thought that there would never be a pool slide designed for January, feast your eyes on these babies from Coach. Featuring the brand’s C logo atop an all-black silhouette, these are the most delightfully graphic option on this list.

manolo blahnik anacletus sandal

13. Manolo Blahnik Anacletus Suede And Shearling Slides

When you’ve got nowhere to wear a pair of towering Manolo Blahnik stilettos, at least you can comfortably slip your feet into glam shoes from the designer you know and love. While some might balk at the price of these babies, consider this: Dedicated fans are snapping them up so quickly that most sizes are already sold out.

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Dena Silver

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From 2019-2021 Dena Silver held the role of Fashion Editor covering product recommendations, trends, and what you should be shopping this season.
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