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Still searching for the perfect slipper
August 29, 2017
Don't get me wrong, these are pretty good overall compared to the majority of the horrific excuses for slippers they make today. I can't pinpoint the exact date of the downfall of the slipper, but it was sometime around 2012. I had been buying a padded velour terry ballerina slipper made by dearfoam for years that had a flexible, long wearing rubber sole. It had a cushy quilted interior and held up to multiple washings and wearing on stone floors. I still have carefully hoarded away 2 pair and keep trying other brands, hoping for a winning substitute. The new style dearfoams don't fit the same, don't feel the same, and don't wear the same. Which brings me here.....
I do like the padding on these, although I can feel the edge of the rubber edge on the bottom from time to time. Yes, they are soft. But really to the point of stretchy 'sloppiness' that allows my foot to slide around a bit. My old slippers do not do that, and why I also never buy the stretch satin styles.
I wear a pretty solid size 9.5 and purchased these in grey, size XL 9.5-10.5. The length of the rubbery base is correct for the length of my foot, and probably someone that wears a size 10. However, the amount of excess stretch and fabric on the upper part for someone with an average width foot like mine causes movement of the foot with a feeling of instability. I'm positive if I had tried a size L the rubber sole would have been much too small to be comfortable.
So these are a fair compromise and better than quite a few slippers I have tried, even with the shortcomings. But I'm still searching for the perfect slipper.