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.
Fuzzy Sandals Have Emerged as the Hottest Slipper Alternative for 2021
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.