House Shoes: How to Find the Perfect Pair for You
Why You Should Wear Shoes In The House
One of the greatest simple pleasures in life is getting home from a hard day at work and kicking off those uncomfortable work shoes that have been bothering you since the second you put them on. The moment you slip your feet into the pillowy-soft cushioning of your slippers, you finally get to feel the escape of your strenuous workday.
Some of you might stop at the first part of that post-work relaxation process and not have any comfortable slippers that will make your feet smile. While freeing yourself from your work shoes will bring you a sense of euphoria, having a go-to pair of slippers will elevate your comfort level beyond what you thought was possible.
Not only can having a nice pair of slippers increase comfort, but they can also help keep you safe and healthy within your home. How? Well, let’s take a look.
How Slippers Can Keep You Healthy
Cold and Flu
You’d be surprised at how many issues can arise from simply not wearing shoes around this house. Simply having cold feet can increase your risk of catching a cold or the flu. Dr. Ron Eccles, director of Cardiff University's Common Cold Centre, explains how it becomes more difficult to fight off illnesses when you get chilly.
“Chilling the feet causes blood vessels in the nose to constrict. It’s a protective reflex action which slows down the loss of heat from the body, to try to keep you warm,” he explains. “The skin goes white, the inside of your nose and throat goes white and blood flow to the nose is reduced. The white cells that fight infection are found in the blood, so then there are fewer white cells to fight the virus.”
Poor Blood CirculationIf you suffer from swollen feet, you need to get yourself a pair of supportive slippers. A good pair of slippers can encourage blood flow to your feet, which can reduce swelling. Not only will slippers provide comfort for your feet, but they can also provide healthy function.
Protection From Infections
Walking around barefoot can lead to many issues, including getting foot infections such as toenail fungus and athlete’s foot.
When you walk around your house in shoes you’ve worn outside, the floor of your house is collecting everything that you stepped in outside. Walking around barefoot inside the house after that is just making you prone to become infected with anything that lingers on your floor. Having a go-to pair of house slippers is an easy way to avoid possible infections.
Aches, Pains, and Strain
You may not realize it, but walking around barefoot might be the cause of any pain or strain that you are feeling in your feet. You can help encourage blood flow to your feet by wearing a supportive slipper. This will likely result in reduced pain and swelling in your feet.
How Slippers Help You and Your House
Whether it’s your house or a friend’s, we’ve all been to a house that doesn’t allow you to wear shoes inside, and there’s good reason for that.
The bottom of shoes that have been often worn outside is dirtier than a toilet seat. Whether you can see it or not, you are stepping in the remnants of dirt, feces, vomit, blood, and a bunch of other disgusting things that you certainly don’t want to be bringing inside someone’s home. Keeping a pair of slippers by your front door can cut down on the nastiness you bring inside.
You might also want to rock slippers inside if you’re a bit of a clutz. Most homes have some type of slippery surface that is waiting for you to find a way to hurt yourself. Wearing a pair of slippers around the house will help you grip the surface of the ground below you better and will likely reduce any household accidents (unless you’re a super clutz).
What Features Should I Want In Slippers?
If you’ve never bought slippers for yourself before, you may not know exactly what to look for. We’ve got you covered. Here are some of the features your slippers should include:
Easy Wearing- They’re called slippers because you should be able to slip them on with ease. You’ll want to look for a pair that takes little effort to put on and take off.
Comfort- Comfort is crucial. If you’re going to be constantly rocking these slippers around the house, you’re going to want to be comfortable. Some key factors of comfortability include memory foam insoles, breathability, soft lining, strategically placed seams, and ultimate flexibility.
Insulation- As we mentioned, when your feet get cold, you’re at greater risk of getting sick with a cold or the flu. Having proper insulation can help your feet keep warm and your immune system stay healthy.
Durability- If you’re buying a premium product, you are going to want the product to last for a long time. Finding a pair of slippers that aren’t labeled as just house shoes is a good sign that these can withstand the harsh outdoor ground surfaces, which will likely lead to a longer life inside your house.
Traction- As we mentioned previously, wearing slippers can help save you from household accidents, but that’s only if you have slippers with solid traction. Finding a slipper with a rubber outsole is ideal as the rubber will help you grip slippery surfaces better.
Stylish- Even though these slippers may only be seen by the people you live with, you still don’t want to turn your swag down just because you’re at home. Find yourself a pair of slippers that are worthy of being worn at New York Fashion Week.
What Are the Most Comfortable and Affordable Slippers?
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