House shoes are a concept we never really paid all that much attention to until we recently started spending almost all of our time indoors. But if you think about it, they make a lot of sense. If you think about where your outside shoes have been and take a look at the bottoms of any of them, it makes sense why you should probably take them off at the door when you get home. But walking around barefoot all the time at home isn't necessarily something we'd condone either. Enter house shoes.
House shoes can really be whatever you want them to be—slippers, sandals, flats, even sneakers. You probably just want them to be comfortable and easy to slip on and off. And even better, putting them on each day should bring you joy whether they make your feet feel good or are just nice to look at (but preferably both). Obviously, feel free to turn any of the more substantial house shoes listed below into your new outside shoes once we're able to venture out more eventually.
Scroll on to shop the most satisfying house shoes, according to our editors who are all currently working from home.
"When I'm at home, the fuzzier the slippers, the better. These are so soft, you'll be shocked they only cost you $17."
"These might look like regular Birkenstocks, but they are actually a lighter, softer version. Hence why they are more affordable. I love these because they have the feel of a pool shoe but look like a regular one."
"These slides have been a game-changer in my at-home wardrobe. They are more elevated than regular slippers and can easily translate to normal outside shoes no matter what I'm wearing."
"I'm on a New Balance kick right now because they're seriously the most comfortable sneakers ever. I've been wearing my grey ones on repeat but have this pair sitting in my cart right now."
"These slippers spark so much joy! They're super soft and luxurious feeling (made of 100% cashmere). They're such a pretty color and the fur pom-poms make me smile. Plus, my toddler is obsessed with rubbing his cheeks on them!"
"These faux-fur lined moccasin slippers are one of my favorites and are as comfy and cozy as they get. They have a thin rubber sole and are perfect for wearing both indoors and outdoors."
"I'm a huge fan of Teva's and while they may be known as outdoor hiking sandals, they're absolutely perfect for wearing around the house too. They're honestly one of the most comfortable shoes I own."
These are the sandals I'm wearing as house shoes for now but will definitely transition them to outside shows. They're simple and minimal, so they go with everything.
Like Judith, I'm a big fan of the Minnetonka Cally Slippers, but since the weather is warming up, I'm shopping for a pair that's a little more breathable.
There are few things quite as luxurious and cozy as a pair of cashmere slippers. Bonus points if they're as stylish as these are.
"I could hardly pick which colorway I liked best in these perfect H&M sandals. You can never go wrong with classic dark brown croc, though."
"I'm a major cow print fan, so these slides are topping my list for comfortable easy-on-easy-off shoes right now."
"I can't get over this color. It's the perfect pop. I also love the pairing of the luxe croc with the cheekier lime green."
"These are from Madewell's collaboration with Parachute. These fabric slippers are great for the summer since shearling can sometimes be too warm for the hottest months of the year. These slippers keep your feet cozy, not sweaty."
"While the Madewell slippers above are perfect for summer, I love these Minnetonka slippers the rest of the year. Sometimes when the AC is cranked up, my toes get a little nippy. They're so comfortable and last a long time."
"I love these easy sandals. I need something I can slide on and off easily when I walk my dog and these look great with jeans or dresses (or pajamas)."
"These are about the comfiest things I've ever slipped my feet into. I think it's a testament to how heavenly they are that they're really the only shoes I've been wearing around the house lately."
"Sneakers are the only shoes I want to wear anymore when I step out of the house, and I've been turning to my classic slip-on Vans because I can't even be bothered with laces anymore, apparently."
"When I want to feel a bit more elevated in my day-to-day, I reach for these leather slides that have a cool, minimal vibe."
"These are just the most comfortable slippers ever. I have them in black and wear them pretty much day to night, occasionally with tube socks and other times without."
"I don't actually own these yet but would definitely like to. I can't think of a better pick-me-up pair of shoes to make me feel cute at home."