By Rehan Iqbal
Looking for supportive slippers to wear around the house?
Finding the correct arch support in a shoe is a must for anyone suffering from fallen arches who needs a little more support and comfort while they are walking. Sometimes this is a struggle, at other times a simple orthotic insole can do wonders. This is all fine for providing ideal arch support when walking around at work and being outside the home but what about when you are at home and require continued relief but do not want to wear shoes in the house?
The answer may come in the form of house slippers with specially designed insoles and built-in arch support. This footwear guide will highlight five of the best house slippers with arch support to help you see what is available.
1. Orthofeet Charlotte Women’s House Slippers
The Orthofeet Charlotte women’s house slippers, meanwhile, are far from being a pretty, feminine slipper – despite the name – with their substantial sole, tan leather upper and stand-out fluffy lining. While the orthotic insole is the main focus for those looking for the best arch support, there are plenty of other features included to improve comfort levels, such as the gel heel, lightweight sole and extra foam padding.
There are many happy buyers praising these comfort levels and the ability to add their own orthotic insoles for their personal complaints but this it not the most interesting feature with these Orthofeet slippers. The oddity here is the ability to adjust the fit via a simple hook and loop strap – a feature that is also highly praised.
2. Acorn New Spa Thong Slipper
The third female-only option to discuss here is the Acorn New Spa Thong Slipper – a very fluffy, feminine looking piece of footwear that has an entirely different look than the ‘Charlotte’. There is little to this slipper and it does not initially look like it should offer the best arch support but hidden beneath the fluff is a contoured PU footbed to support both the heel and arch and provide a high level of continual comfort.
This feature is highly appreciated by the more flat-footed buyers but the comfort goes further than that with some comparing them to pillows and marshmallows. The other key difference between this model and the one above is the vast choice in colors – from bright pinks to powder blues. It is not just about the women with this house slippers for arch support as there are also plenty of male and unisex models around.
3. Haflinger Women’s AT Slipper
On first impressions, the Haflinger Women’s AT slipper looks like a pretty standard fluffy clog slipper, with its machine-washable fabric upper and rubber sole, and it come in a range of speckled colors including a bright chianti red.
What makes them slightly different to the average slipper is the arch support in the insole liner to help support feet and improve alignment. While this clever detail is incredibly beneficial and there are many happy buyers talking about the comfort levels, it is the purpose of this slipper as an indoor and outdoor option that has many people talking. These house slippers are said to be surprisingly durable and waterproof and have impressive grip for walking on wet decking in the mornings.
4. Zigzagger Men's Microsuede Moccasin Slippers
Just how masculine our final option is – the Zigzagger fluffy house Slipper – is open to debate; they are padded with high density memory foam and a shock absorbing EVa pad. They are fairly neutral in their shape and color choices of tan, black, coffee and grey.
There are lots of little details to these mule slippers, like the faux fur lining and moccasin stitching on the toe and many buyers are impressed with effort put into the shoes and the quality offered, with the clear exception of the lining that wears away within weeks. The EVA insole with arch support does seem to be a bit of a secondary feature as there is little mentioned about it in the product description but it seems to do its job with a little breaking in.
5. Giesswein Veitsch Henna Slipper
The Giesswein Veitsch Henna slipper is definitely a model that fits into the latter category as it has plenty of male and female fans. It has precisely what all consumers are looking for with its “orthotic-quality” removable footbed for both metatarsal and longitudinal arch support; however, it is the exterior that receives the most attention because of the use of the materials and shape.
It is easy to see how these blue, grey or brown shoes are unisex with the basic shape and minimal look – the edge-free seams increasing the comfort level – but it is the use of wool that is the eye-catching design choice here. This virgin wool upper is said to repel water and regulate temperature and wearers love the softness and support that these house slippers bring.