Micro-Trend Alert: Shearling Sandals Are Like All-Day Slippers, but Fashion

Fuzzy sandals are all the rage: In recent years we’ve seen them on post-session surfers in Malibu and on runways in Milan, a bit woolly and wild-looking but always comfy. Here are our picks of the litter of shearling- and fur-lined shoes, just in time to ward off fall’s chill. Wear them with skirts, wide-leg trousers or your usual ho-hum khakis and see if you don’t feel like you’ve left the house in slippers.

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1. Pastel Pretty

Pastel pink looks positively butch when it’s the color of Marni’s signature crisscross sandals, now done in shearling. This tough little look is begging for a lacy or gauzy maxi dress to go with it.

Jenni Kayne

2. Cuddly And Rugged

The classic hippie-dippie Birk slide brings all the glamour when lined with fuzzy-wuzzy shearling. Best of all, it molds to your footbed just like the non-shearling models do, so it’s doubly comfy.

Birkenstock ($150)

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3. Euro-styled And Over-the-top

Shearling sandals are likely to have the approximate mass of a backpack, so they’re not going to read as a subtle look. Perhaps it’s best to just lean into the logo/name brand/prestige aspect when you’re splashing out on a European luxury brand.

jil sander

4. Goes-with-everything White

Fluffy sheep’s fur and a thick black sole make for an opposites-attract appeal in this slide sandal that’s surprisingly versatile with jeans, khakis and maxi skirts.

Jil Sander ($550)

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Matches Fashion

5. Layered And Textured

A tapestry has been repurposed in this contemporary sandal with Velcro closures and furry lining. This is the most elegant punctuation to a loose beige cashmere sweater and pants combo, as well as your favorite broken-in sweatshirt.

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6. Patchwork Plaid

In the annals of Italian clothing design, more is more. That’s why these slides are overloaded with so many eye-catching elements. Green-dyed shearling, bright plaid with frayed edges, furry cheetah bits and a shiny buckle add up to a look that’s asking for a nice white or black dress to shine against.

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7. Loudly Branded

When you’re putting together an outfit with some chunky shearling sandals, it’s all about getting the proportions right. This shoe already has a grip on that: The heel strap is a thin bit of leather, while the cross straps are Off-White’s signature fabric tape.

miu miu

8. Bow Tied

Powder-pink fur plus glittery leopard fabric plus a pink satin bow equals one crazy mashup that’s somehow sweet and sexy. Wear these as an alternative to high heels when you’re turning your skinny jeans into an evening look, because flats are easier to wear and set you apart from the tottering crowd.

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Dana Dickey

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Dana Dickey is a PureWow Senior Editor, and during more than a decade in digital media, she has scoped out and tested top products and services across the lifestyle space...
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