How to Find the Best Slippers for Sweaty Feet

Classic Backless Slip-Ons

Here at Vionic, we believe supportive shoes should be worn during most waking hours—yep, even on the weekends and even if you work from home. Luckily, there are tons of excellent slippers with arch support on the market (like the orthotic styles we carry), so you can take care of your cold feet from morning to night.¹ 

Do you experience excessive sweat every time they slip into cozy footwear? Don’t sweat it! You’ve got plenty of options, and the team at Vionic is here to help you find the perfect pair and thoroughly explain what slippers are and how they can benefit your feet. Read on for a rundown of the best home slippers for sweaty feet and what to look for when shopping around.

What Are the Best Slippers for Sweaty Feet?

There’s nothing like a comfy pair of slippers when spending time in your humble abode. Having said that, lots of folks appreciate the idea of supportive house shoes but worry about their feet overheating and becoming clammy. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place.

The best slipper styles for sweaty feet include open-toe slides, toe-post slippers, sandal-style slippers, classic backless-slip ons, and shearling-lined moccasins. Here’s what you should know.

Open-Toe Slides

Offering sufficient airflow around the heels and toes, open-toe slides are a great option for those with particularly sweaty feet. Vionic carries multiple open-toe slippers for women with odor-resistant terry cloth or shearling lining and wide adjustable straps over the forefeet.

Our podiatrist-designed house shoes boast flexible midsoles and orthotic footbeds, plus shock-absorbing outsoles to reduce stress on your feet, ankles, and knees. Some of our open-toe designs even carry the APMA Seal of Acceptance. If you’re not already convinced, get this: they’re one of Oprah’s at-home favorites.

Toe-Post Slippers

Toe-post slippers are a softer, cozier version of toe-post sandals. They’re a perfect indoor slipper for the spring and summer—as well as for people prone to clammy feet.

Vionic’s toe-post slippers feature ultra-luxe terry cloth on the uppers and insoles. The material is treated with EcoFresh to keep odor-causing bacteria at bay. What’s more, they’re biomechanically engineered with flexible EVA midsoles and orthotic contouring to hug your arches, support a natural stride, reduce foot fatigue, and keep you comfy for hours on end.


Sandal-Style Slippers

If you gravitate toward sportier designs with ankle straps, go with sandal-style slippers. The casual-cool designs from Vionic lean into this on-trend footwear style with cozy materials and built-in orthotics.

Our slipper sandals have hook-and-loop straps over the forefoot and around the ankle for a secure, adjustable fit. Thanks to podiatrist-designed contouring in the footbeds, you can count on an endlessly comfortable feel, an improved gait, and support from the ground up.

Comfortable slippers

Classic Backless Slip-Ons

If you’re trying to prevent a sweaty foot, you might think a sandal-style house shoe is your only option. On the contrary, classic slip-ons are an excellent choice. Sometimes called mules, this backless slipper encourages airflow while keeping your toes toasty-warm.

Vionic carries traditional mule slippers with pared-down silhouettes, along with quilted closed-toe slides, super-soft terry cloth slip-ons, and designs with puffy nylon uppers. Featuring the same tried-and-true Vio-Motion Support technology as our sneakers and sandals, each pair provides ample arch support, alignment, and stability.

Our impressive selection includes men’s slippers and women’s slipper styles with durable rubber outsoles for indoor and outdoor use. And to keep sweaty feet smelling fresh, many are also treated with antibacterial EcoFresh.


Shearling-Lined Moccasins

Inspired by the traditional footwear of Indigenous Americans, moccasin slippers are among the most popular slipper styles for men and women. While you might think this closed shoe style is too warm for feet prone to perspiration, moccasin slippers are actually a great option—especially if they’re lined with shearling.

The naturally moisture-resistant material wicks away foot sweat to keep you cozy but not overly hot. Vionic’s sheepskin slippers and breathable house shoes are embedded with our Vio-Motion Support technology. This means each pair has comfy arch support, cushioning, heel stability, contoured footbeds, and rubber soles sturdy enough for a quick jaunt outside.

What to Look for When Shopping for Slippers If You Have Sweaty Feet

Now that you’re keen on the best styles of slippers for people with sweaty feet, you’re almost ready to start shopping. But before you order a pair of house shoes, let’s discuss the key features and what to look for.

Keep your eye out for:

  • Breathable materials
  • An open-toe design
  • Shearling lining
  • Odor-control technology
  • Adequate arch support
  • Durable outsoles
  • APMA Seal of Acceptance

Your slippers don’t have to check every single one of these boxes, but you’re wise to keep these attributes in mind when browsing options. Read on for details.

Breathable Materials

When it comes to house shoes for sweaty feet, breathable shoe materials are key. Without adequate airflow, your skin will get hot and begin to perspire, resulting in clammy, smelly feet. Excessive sweat dampness can even lead to athlete’s foot—yep, even if you’re just hanging out at home.²

Look for styles with terry cloth or textile uppers to encourage air circulation. If you prefer natural materials, you’ll be glad to learn that suede and shearling are actually notably breathable.

Open-Toe Design

If you’re hesitant about closed footwear and want to make sure your feet get plenty of air, consider an open-toe design. As outlined above, there are a few different options here, including slides, toe-post house slippers, and sandal-style slippers.

Shearling Lining

Despite common misconception, shearling doesn’t make your feet sweat. In fact, it does the opposite. The inherently breathable wool fibers are remarkably absorbent, meaning they help draw moisture away from your feet.

Not only that, but shearling is naturally antimicrobial, so it won’t harbor odor-causing bacteria. It sounds counterintuitive, but this material is insulating, cozy, moisture-wicking, and cooling all at the same time.

Odor-Control Technology

If you opt for a style lined with terry cloth or another synthetic material, foot odor-control technology can help keep your feet smelling fresh. Many of Vionic’s comfortable slippers are treated with antibacterial EcoFresh to absorb moisture, prevent foot odors, and ensure sock-free comfort.³

Adequate Arch Support

While the need isn’t exclusive to those with sweaty feet, we highly recommend looking for a pair of house shoes with adequate arch support. The contoured footbeds will help you remain comfortable on your feet while promoting better stability and a natural stride.

Durable Outsoles

You may not think outsoles are all that important for shoes you only wear indoors, but a rigid design made of durable rubber is ideal. Why? You’ll have optimal stability while standing and walking around on hard floors. The sturdy material will also absorb shock, which can decrease stress on your hips, knees, and ankles.

APMA Seal of Acceptance

If you struggle with plantar fasciitis (heel pain), chronic foot pain, or another uncomfortable foot condition, we suggest looking for slippers that carry the APMA Seal of Acceptance. As the leading resource for information regarding foot health, the American Podiatric Medical Association is considered the authority on proper footwear.

Many of Vionic’s styles are approved by the APMA, meaning they offer proper arch support and are beneficial for foot health. Even those without a foot condition to speak of can benefit from wearing orthotic shoes.

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Where to Buy the Best Breathable Slippers for Sweaty Feet

The team at Vionic believes in prioritizing podiatry when choosing all types of shoes. But as coziness connoisseurs, we’re also big on soft, warm, snuggly styles. To offer the best of both worlds, we carry home slippers and house shoes for men and women in a variety of styles and materials.

From timeless mules and moccasins to sandal-style slippers and slides, we have it all. Wondering if you can put slippers in the washing machine? Our experts at Vionic are here to help. Order a pair today, or contact us with further questions on how to find the best slippers for sweaty feet.


External sources:

  1. Tehrene Firman. “Slippers Are Terrible for Your Feet—These Are the *Only* Kind That Are Podiatrist-Approved”. Well and good. Updated September 28, 2021,
  2. “Athlete’s foot”. Mayo Clinic. Sept 04, 2019,
  3.  “EcoFresh® Odor Absorber”.Eco Safe.
  4. Patrice J. Williams. The 10 Best Slippers for Women in 2021.The Spruce. Updated on July 06, 2021,

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