Our abode, Thrifty Towers, is a basement flat and my dear friend does our floor get cold! Everything else can be toasty and warm in no time at all but the floor couldn’t retain heat even if you offered it a salary, so slippers are needed. We even wear slippers in heat waves, that’s just the nature of the floor situation ‘below stairs’ but our flat is a warm little haven in every other manner so we can’t moan too much. I’d never really been a slipper wearer until we moved here and this is what I’ve learnt about slippers.
Buy cheap, buy twice is never truer than when applied to slippers.
I’m not particularly hard wearing on footwear but I’ve been through at least 5 pairs of slippers this year so far. I’ve bought from supermarkets, Primark and discount retailers and they’ve all miserably fallen apart or lost their shape in less than 6 weeks. Cry me a slipper shaped river. Cloggs sent me these and sure slippers won’t change your life but these bad boys are fantastic quality and I believe investing in good quality when it comes to every day items, is key to living a thrifty lifestyle. These slippers are very clever because whilst they’re cosy and slipper-y (fleece lining and memory foam if you please) they also have many sensible-shoe qualities. They’re soft enough to laze around in, or curl up on the sofa in but they are firm enough to provide support and the sides and backs don’t collapse in on them like cheaper slippers tend too. The soles are really high quality, with a thick base and rubber coating, providing a firm grounding which won’t wear away with ease. Sometimes I have to dash into the garden with the dog and often forget or don’t have time to change my slippers for shoes, so it is nice that I can easily wipe the rubber sole if needed. The £30 price tag for slippers does sting a bit but 5 pairs of slippers at an average of £10 each per year, is a far more expensive habit in comparison. I’m a quality slipper convert.