Some people call them sock slippers, some call them slipper socks. Either way, they can be a very comfortable accessory. There are of course various styles, sizes, colors, and price ranges to choose from, so it pays to check them out before making a purchase. You may also want to read reviews online to see how other people like different brands.
There are styles of sock slippers that look just like a thick pair of socks. These are generally the most affordable. There are cotton, nylon, or blends and they can be found in a variety of colors. They may be solid, striped, or have other prints or patterns. Some people use them as house slippers while others use them for boot liners during cold weather. The way you intend to use them will probably influence the type you choose.
Sock slippers are available for boys, girls, men, or women. Some brands are one-size-fits-all. This is very handy if you’re unsure which size to get. They are generally washable, although those with non-skid bottoms probably shouldn’t be placed in the dryer. The styles that have little loops all over rather than a tight knit tend to snag more often and may not last as long.
Fleece sock slippers are also very comfortable. They tend to cost just a bit more than the knit variety. These are often a favorite choice for girls as they can be found in bright colors and prints. Boys may prefer NFL or other sports or logos on sock slippers. Wool or wool blend slipper socks can sometimes be expensive and require special care but they are exceptionally warm.
While some sock slippers have rubber or vinyl non-slip lines on the bottom others have suede or leather or have thicker soles attached. Memory foam soles are popular as they are incredibly comfortable. The memory foam styles can be pricier and require more care but may be well worth it, especially after a long day on your feet. Always check the care instructions before laundering sock slippers. Also, be sure the fabric covering the foam is durable.
Aside from the various materials available, sock slippers also come in a variety of styles. Younger children tend to do better with slippers that come up over the ankles, especially those with a cuff that helps keep slippers on snugly. Older kids might prefer low rise styles rather than those with cuffs.