Slippers Meanings

Slippers are classed as summer or sports shoes and are mostly insensitive sandals or semi-closed shoes made of rubber or sturdy plastics. They are worn in addition to swimwear in the indoor or outdoor pool, but are also used as slippers and casual shoes and are also worn on vacation and on the beach or promenade in the warm summer months. They are usually made airy and can be exposed to the increased demands of water and sunshine without problems, as they are made of waterproof and often weather-resistant materials and can also be worn in the water.

From lifeguard shoes to leisure shoes

Bathing slippers, also known as bathing slippers or bathing sandals, are not only used in the bathroom at home, by the pool or by the sea. To avoid contagious skin diseases , they are often worn in public swimming pools.Because they also prevent slipping due to their non-slip soles, depending on the model, they are a great alternative to walking barefoot on wet and slippery tiles and other smooth floor coverings. Follow PaulFootwear for Chinese suppliers of slippers.

Even an uneven surface, such as a pebble beach or a very hot floor , such as sun-warmed sand, can be crossed with slippers without any problems and thus protects the feet from small cuts and burns. If they are part of work clothing for some professionals, such as for nursing staff, sauna employees or pool attendants and swimming instructors, slippers have increasingly made their way into casual wear and are also often worn outside the swimming pool or the beach in the summer months.

Well-known designers such as Vivienne Westwood , who reinterpreted the rather unspectacular slippers and brought new ones to the market as elegant bathing sandals , made a particular contribution to this. Many surf and streetwear labels have also put their own versions on the market and have ensured that flip-flops are now an accepted alternative to other summer shoes such as classic sandals , ballerinas or espadrilles. Though the flip-flops should stay at home at elegant receptions and celebrations, they are considered acceptable footwear at a beach party or a little stroll in the resort.

Well-known manufacturers who always do well in consumer ratings and tests cut off are among other things

  • Adidas
  • Replay
  • Birkenstock
  • Havaianas
  • Nike
  • puma
  • Reef
  • esprit

The products from Adidas are particularly well-known , such as the Aldilette, which has made the slippers a real cult object.

Birkenstock esprit Replay
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Slippers for the whole family

Due to the various designs, shapes, colors and designs , slippers are now available in all imaginable sizes and can be found at every holiday destination, in every shoe or sports shop and even often in the swimming pool shop. Both sober or sporty models for men and more feminine designs for women can be found. And the manufacturers also have colorful models with great decorative elements on offer for the youngest. These are usually made without toe separators and are often closed at the heel or at least reinforced with straps to avoid accidents.

The men’s models usually come as open bathing sandals with or without thong and can often be closed with Velcro and adjusted to the width of the foot. The most common colors are black, blue or white. For women, there are mainly narrow versions of the slippers, which are usually made with a round toe cap and, depending on the provider, are offered as open sandals, flip-flops or partially closed sandals. In the high fashion sector, there are also often models with a small heel , which is implemented either as a wedge heel or platform sole.

Tip! Transparent materials are popular, but also bright colors and maritime and tropical prints on the soles and straps and shaft area, if one is available.

Slippers size chart

Ladies Men’s children
36 (3 inch) 40 (6 inch) 27 (9 inch)
36.5 (3.5 inch) 40.5 (6.5 inches) 27.5 (9.5 inches)
37 (4 inch) 41 (7 inch) 28 (10 inch)
37.5 (4.5 inches) 41.5 (7.5 inches) 29 (10.5 inches)
38 (5 inch) 42 (8 inch) 30 (11 inch)
38.5 (5.5 inches) 42.5 (8.5 inches) 30.5 (11.5 inches)
39 (6 inch) 43 (9 inch) 31 (12 inch)
39.5 (6.5 inches) 43.5 (9.5 inches) 31.5 (12.5 inches)
40 (7 inch) 44 (10 inch) 32 (13 inch)
40.5 (7.5 inches) 44.5 (10.5 inches) 33 (14 inch)
41 (8 inch) 45 (11 inch) 33.5 (1 inch)
41.5 (8.5 inches) 46 (12 inch) 34 (1.5 inch)
42 (9 inch) 34.5 (2 inch)
35 (2.5 inch)
36 (3 inch)

High quality materials for optimal comfort

Because the various distributors of sports and leisure wear have adopted the slippers, they have been consistently further developed and no longer have much in common with simple, stiff rubber slippers without proper support.

Depending on the model and provider, the slippers are now made with a preformed footbed that provides more support and comfort when walking and is tailored to the ergonomic needs of the wearer. If you want more support, choose a partially closed model with cut-outs or a closed toe. With straps on the heel or ankle, we can provide additional stability and, depending on the model, also be flexible.

For children or people with very wide feet, we also recommend models with Velcro, which can be adjusted to the size of the feet. The most popular material is now water-repellent plastic, which is light and comfortable to wear, but textiles and elegant synthetic leather can also be used.

Healthy feet thanks to sophisticated details

Anyone who is often dependent on wearing slippers due to their job or other circumstances may fear that these shoes, which are considered to be unergonomic, could impair the health of their feet. In the meantime, however, the efforts of the various suppliers have borne fruit and high-quality, ergonomically well-made flip-flops are available on the market.

In order to achieve greater cushioning, many flip-flops from the higher price and quality segment are now equipped with foam elements on the upper side of the shoe sole, some of which can even be adapted to the individual foot shape and provide significantly more cushioning. A quick-drying footbed that also does not absorb, ensures a pleasant foot climate and prevents unpleasant skin problems from developing. Flexible outsoles allow the foot to roll off even with slippers and thus a healthy and natural gait. Some models are also padded so that they can be worn comfortably all day.

Advantages and disadvantages of slippers

  • Protection against skin diseases
  • available with and without knobs
  • very convenient
  • some models are also portable in the water
  • not wearable in everyday life

Buy cheap slippers – the bath fashion in the price comparison

Along with flip-flops and espadrilles, slippers are by far the cheapest summer shoe models. You can find them very cheaply in cheap stores, but also in shoe shops, in the sports department of department stores and in the designer version also in noble boutiques and trendy concept stores of the individual well-known sports companies. You will also find what you are looking for in the company’s own online shop or on one of the numerous sales portals on the Internet, where you can buy slippers for the whole family at low prices. Of course, if you are interested in a designer model, it is not that cheap. Here it is advisable to look for good offers in the outlet you trust or to look out for in the sale section of the online shop.