5 Reasons to Wear Slippers in Your Home

As the chill sets into the air, there are just certain things that we reach for to give us comfort. It could be that mug of hot chocolate or tea, your favorite warm, fluffy blanket or that extra-cozy sweater. Soft, warm slippers go hand-in-hand with the fall, winter and early spring seasons. They’re also naturals to give as gifts during the holiday celebrations, as well as birthdays, special occasions and more. Here at Kimball Corner, we’ve put together some reasons why slippers for men and slippers for women are some of our favorite winter items — and why wearing them in your home is such a good idea (as if you needed more reasons to love slippers!).

Slippers Take Away the Chill and Keep You Healthy

Cold floors are no match for a cozy pair of slippers. Keep a pair beside your bed (along with a super-warm robe) to put on first thing in the morning so you can get that first cup of coffee or tea in comfort. When the outdoors is bitter cold and flu season hits, did you know slippers can actually keep you healthy? Studies have shown that cold feet directly affect your body’s ability to fight off illnesses. When your feet are cold, your body experiences a protective mechanism that helps control the escape of heat from your body: the blood vessels in your nose and throat constrict. The tiny protective hairs in the nose that “catch” germs and bacteria can also be affected, making them less effective. Who knew that cold feet could directly affect your body’s defenses against sickness?

Slippers Are Hygienic

Think about where your shoes have been all day: on the bus, in restrooms, at school, at the grocery store. It’s enough to give you the heebie-jeebies (so maybe don’t think about too much). In fact, some studies have shown that the bottoms of your shoes are dirtier than a public bathroom. Although many countries have incorporated taking shoes off at the door into their cultures (Scandinavia, Japan, etc.), Americans are known for not requiring family and friends to take their shoes off upon entering their homes. Want to implement this practice? Having a basket of “guest slippers” at the door can soften your request for guests to take their shoes off at the front door. The “no shoes in the house” rule can keep your floors, carpets and rugs cleaner and can reduce the chances coming into contact with nasty germs.

Slippers Help Reduce Communicable Diseases

Although bare feet can be comfortable, when you live in a home with others, bare feet can help facilitate the spread of certain fungal infections and communicable disease like athlete’s foot, fungus, warts, staph infections, viruses and more. This is especially concerning if you have kids who participate in sports or family members who are in and out of gym locker rooms (because who knows what they can contract in those public places!). Enacting a “no bare feet” policy in your house may take some time to get used to, but it can do so much for the health and wellbeing of your family. Make this transition easy by buying a pair of comfy slippers for each member of your family and make it fun, colorful and cozy.

Slippers for Men and Slippers for Women at Miles Kimball

Love slippers? Can’t get enough of these super-comfortable footwear items? Miles Kimball has a ton of slippers available for both men and women that makes it easy, convenient and ultra-affordable to wear these comfortable footwear pieces in your home. Shop slippers, casual shoes, active shoes and indoor sandals in our selection here at Miles Kimball. You’re sure to find a slipper and footwear style that will fit your lifestyle — whether you’re indoors or outdoors. Don’t forget to purchase a few extra slippers for guests to make their visits warm, safe and clean.

Slippers Reduce Household Slips and Falls

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments each year due to falls. In 2015, falls cost the American public more than $50 billion in medical costs. One easy way to stay steady on your feet is to wear slippers in the house. Although socks keep your feet warm, they don’t have hard soles and can cause slips on tile or other slippery surfaces. At Miles Kimball, our slippers are available in dozens of slipper styles for men and women — from comfort slides and Mary Jane-style non-slip slippers to clogs, ballet slipper styles and edema slippers, which allow you to adjust their fit via Velcro fasteners to personalize your comfort level. Have someone in your life who needs some extra security around their house? Consider browsing Miles Kimball’s selection of slippers and give them the gift of safety for holidays, special occasions or birthdays.

Slippers Help You Get Things Done

When you’re cold or chilled, it’s tough to concentrate on much else. Did you know that studies have shown that slippers help increase productivity — both at home and at work? No, slippers are not just for at home — they can also be great additions to your office as well!

Comfy Loungewear and Sleepwear for Lazy Days

When you’re planning to spend the day at home, you go about picking your outfit a little differently. Comfort takes on a bigger priority, but looking good is still nice, too — even if your roommate is the only one who will see you. Comfortable loungewear and sleepwear are something every adult should have in their chest, dresser or closet. It’s the perfect attire to study for midterms in your dorm room, play videogames on the couch or unwind after a tough day at the office.

Better yet, adult loungewear has become outdoor clothing, too. The right lazy day clothes are now an acceptable choice for walking the dog, running a few errands or even going to casual nightclubs. That means setting aside the stained T-shirts, ripped pants and runny leggings for something more fashionable. Miles Kimball is here with recommendations of the best loungewear for men and women so you can treat yourself well even when you’re relaxing. Buy lounge clothing from our online store to get unique apparel at affordable prices!

Lounge Robes

Sometimes you just want to wake up, throw something on, and call it a day clothing-wise. A comfortable lounge robe is the solution for times when you want to dress simple but feel luxurious. They’re commonly known as bathrobes because many adults wear them between getting out of the shower and putting on their regular clothes. Lounger robes are also a good way to cover up and dry off at the beach. And now stylish apparel such as snap-front fleece robes and embroidered robes are accepted morning and nighttime wear around the house, too.

When you’re not planning to leave the house (except to go to the beach), loungewear robes allow you to get dressed in seconds. You can get short robes or long robes in classic, kimono, gown and hooded styles. Materials include terry cloth, cotton waffle, microfiber and plush micro-fleece for the ultimate stay-at-home comfort. Personalize your robe and make it a go-to on truly casual days.

Lounge Pants

When the goal is to be comfy, the last thing you need is tight denim jeans or khakis squeezing your legs like a tourniquet. The most comfortable lounge pants are made of softer materials that are looser and have some stretch. They should also be warm for those cold autumn and winter mornings.

The most common choices for lounge bottoms are sweatpants, track pants and joggers. This athletic attire is also incredibly comfortable casual-wear for all ages and genders. The differences are as follows:

  • Sweatpants are made of a heavy material that’s nice and warm with a baggy, loose fit.
  • Track pants are made of a lightweight nylon material that is more form-fitting and provides more ease of movement.
  • Joggers are “dressed-up” sweatpants with a better fit and large elastic cuffs at the ankles.

Any of these pants will be great loungewear options. Leggings and yoga pants are also a strong loungewear choice for women. These provide a form-fitting look with spandex and other stretchy materials so you can still move freely.

One-Piece Loungers & Caftans

Now we’re getting into the ultimate combination of simplicity, comfort and style. Loungers and caftan dresses are one-piece woman’s outfits with versatility for various occasions. Both are everyday variations on the robe or tunic that have been worn for thousands of years around the world, making them timeless loungewear.

Generally speaking, a woman’s lounger is longer and has a more form-fitting dress-like shape. Caftans are often shorter and have a looser, less defined fit. Both are available in a variety of styles for various levels of casual. For example, a floral front zip lounger or blue scroll caftan is fine outdoor summer-wear, while a flannel lounger is a cozy stay-at-home winter outfit. Ladies will certainly find something they’re comfortable in and is easy to slip into on a Saturday morning!

Sleepwear

You don’t just need lazy day clothes for when you’re awake — comfortable sleepwear is important, too. You spend a third of your life sleeping, so why not be cozy while you’re at it? Generally speaking, you’ll want something lightweight and loose-fitting while you snuggle under the covers. For both men and women, knit pajama shirts and pants (or shorts) offer affordable comfort. When temperatures cool down, microfleece pants and flannel pants should be your go-to. Get bottoms with an elastic or drawstring waist to avoid squeezing your hips.

If ladies prefer a one-piece outfit, a rib terry gown or silky chemise robe adds some sophistication to your nightwear. People with long hair — even the guys — should also consider a sleep cap. They’ll keep your locks contained as you slumber so you don’t wake up to tangles, frizz and hours of hair clean-up.

Comfortable Shirts

You don’t need to think too hard about what top to wear on a lazy Sunday. For a good loungewear shirt, nothing beats the classic T-shirt. Throw on a cotton T-shirt or an athletic polyester T-shirt and you’ll be good for the day. We recommend ordering one size up from your normal shirts for a fit that’s loose but not frumpy. Graphic tees are fun to keep in the drawer and will be a true friend. Need to step outside to get the mail or pick up milk? Make sure you have a few cozy sweatshirts, sweaters or hoodies on-hand if it’s cool or rainy.

Stay Cozy this Winter with Stylish Cold Weather Accessories

Keep warm this winter with cold weather accessories from Miles Kimball, where you’ll find a wide selection of stylish, high-quality products at budget-friendly prices. Whether you’re headed out into the winter weather or cozying up in the comfort of your own home, our cold weather accessories are the perfect way to add comfort and style to your everyday wardrobe.

Planning to spend a relaxing day curled up with a good book or a cup of coffee? Slip on a luxurious pair of slippers made with soft chenille or beautiful suede to keep your feet delightfully warm and comfortable. Refresh your bedtime routine with the addition of a set micro-flannel pajamas and a fluffy robe, setting the scene for a good night’s sleep. And there’s no reason to leave comfort behind when you head out of the house, because Miles Kimball has a variety of cold-weather clothing pieces that are perfect for bundling up. Add a fun pop of color to your winter wardrobe with a bright scarf, express your personal style with a stylish vest, or choose a classic fleece jacket that will go either everything – whatever you need this winter, Miles Kimball has you covered.

Colder temperatures don’t mean you have to sacrifice style in the name of comfort. Find accessories for men and women that are both functional and stylish from Miles Kimball, with plenty of options to fit even the harshest winter weather. All of our cold weather accessories are made with the highest standard of quality and care, so you can be confident that you’re purchasing pieces that will last year after year.

Browse our selection of cold weather accessories and find a variety of winter pieces at prices that are sure to warm your heart.