I need a new pair of slippers.
My fuzzy pair (my only pair) is dying. 🙁 Or rather, has died. The fuzzy lining has been rubbed completely off the heel and toes, and the sole has separated so much from the bottom of the right slipper that I actually trip over it quite often.
I know some people like to spend a hundred dollars on slippers and get a nice Ugg pair. I think they’re supposed to be really warm and comfortable, yes? But like, mine were too until they died, and I only paid $10 for mine. Also, mine lasted over a year. So unless a pair of Ugg slippers is going to last ten years without wearing down, I don’t see the point. It’s not like anyone is going to judge me on my fashion sense based on the slippers I only wear inside my own home. I guess those Ugg slippers are indoor-outdoor, but so are mine and I have worn them outside briefly on occasion. I might feel kind of undressed if I wore them OUT out, though.
Like, admittedly, these are pretty cute as far as slippers go. And they even come in purple–badass!
But what’s the difference, really, between those and these, on sale for $13.98 from Target?
My current slippers from Target, these in grey, match seemingly exactly these from Ugg. Someone said on that pair of Ugg slippers, “Since I wear these often, the fur lining is wearing down and I need to get a new pair soon.” So there’s no difference in that regard, which is the most important aspect to me in a pair of slippers because once the inside wears down, they’re not NEARLY as comfy. At $10 a pair, I could buy TEN pairs of my Target slippers for the price of one pair of the same Ugg slippers, alternate which pair I wear so no one pair gets worn down too quickly, and have happy feet for a really long time.
I get it, sometimes more expensive items are better-made. I definitely believe my MacBook Pro was worth the extra thousand dollars. But slippers? I don’t know, man. That purple color is really quite tempting, but there are SO MANY OTHER THINGS I could buy with that money. Like the ukulele I got it in my head to buy yesterday. (Which is stupid because I don’t even usually like how they sound.)
I used to have a pair of blue slippers. They weren’t fluffy on the inside, but they were really warm and comfortable. I wore them for quite a while, and my mom actually wore them for quite a while before that. Now THOSE are slippers built to last, and I’m sure they were cheap. Maybe I should get over the whole furry inside thing.
Secretly I want a pair of slip-on clog slippers like the ones I have now AND a pair of moccasin slippers that would look less conspicuous to wear down to the cafeteria. Both fuzzy, please.
I’ll have a look at Target next time I’m near one. They always come through for me. :love: