The best summer slippers as sales for comfy indoor footwear soar during lockdown

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
Slipper sales have soared since the beginning of lockdown, with some even looking to repair their trusted indoor footwear. (Getty Images)

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As people have been spending more time at home, slippers have been the go-to footwear item of choice.

Consumer shopping site, LIKEtoKNOW.it has seen sales in slippers increase by over 200% since the start of lockdown.

Independent stores have also noticed a huge increase in shoppers snapping up their indoor footwear amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Shoe store House of Slippers - based in Leicester - told SWNS they have sold twenty times the amount of slippers they would usually expect to sell at this time of year.

One of the company's directors, Arshad Ibrahim, 29, said: "We have never been this busy. We definitely didn't expect this.

"February to about August is our quietest time for slippers, but if we had had five times the amount in stock, we would have sold that many more."

House of Slippers sells over 500 types of slipper but it is the luxury slippers, which have proved to be a huge hit with customers.

Elsewhere in Somerset, Draper of Glastonbury - England's oldest sheepskin company - has also noticed a rise slipper sales, despite only being able to fulfil 95 per cent of website orders after the store closed.

Owner Nick Draper said: "In the lockdown, because you’re confined to your home, people have been buying more slippers."

There are a whole host of slippers to buy. While some may prefer fluffy designs all year long for the extra touch of comfort and cushioning, others may prefer open-toe designs or sliders for the warmer months.

Whether you are working from home or lounging around the house, we have found a selection of slippers to ensure your feet are protected and snug at all times - without breaking the bank.

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Unisex Waffle Slippers | £25 from The White Company

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Cozette Slide | £70 from Ugg

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LongBay Ladies' Fluffy Faux Fur Open Toe Memory Foam House Slipper | £14.99 (Was £22.99) from Amazon

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Fifi Slide | £24.99 (Was £50) from Ugg

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