How to Make Your Slippers Last Longer

Investing in a cosy pair of slippers is a treat for your feet, but to ensure they provide comfort for as long as possible, it's essential to take good care of them. Here are some practical tips to help you extend the lifespan of your slippers and keep them looking and feeling great.


Choose Quality Slippers

The longevity of your slippers starts with the initial purchase. High-quality materials and construction will inherently last longer. At House of Slippers, we offer a range of durable and comfortable slippers that are built to withstand daily wear from top brands like Shepherd Of Sweden & Barbour.


Keep Them Clean

Regular cleaning is crucial for maintaining the appearance and hygiene of your slippers. Here’s how to clean different types of materials:

Fabric Slippers (e.g : COADY Classic Slipper)

  • Spot Clean: Use a damp cloth with a mild detergent to spot clean any stains.
  • Machine Washable: If your slippers are machine washable, use a gentle cycle with cold water. Place them in a mesh laundry bag to protect them during the wash.

Leather Slippers (e.g : KEEPSAKES ICE ANGEL Mule Slipper)

  • Wipe Down: Use a soft cloth to wipe off any dirt or dust.
  • Condition: Apply a leather conditioner periodically to keep the leather soft and prevent cracks.

Suede Slippers (e.g LYDIA Mule Slipper)

  • Brush: Use a suede brush to remove dirt and restore the nap of the suede.
  • Stain Removal: For tougher stains, use a suede cleaner or a mixture of white vinegar and water.


Store Them Properly

Proper storage can significantly extend the life of your slippers. When you’re not wearing them, it’s important to store them correctly to prevent unnecessary wear and damage.

  • Cool, Dry Place: Always store your slippers in a cool, dry place. Humidity and heat can degrade the materials, causing them to warp, crack, or become misshapen. A closet or a dedicated shoe cabinet works well.
  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause colours to fade and materials to weaken. Keep your slippers out of sunny spots to preserve their appearance and integrity.
  • Prevent Dampness: Never leave your slippers in damp areas, such as bathrooms or basements. Moisture can lead to mold and mildew growth, which not only damages the slippers but also creates unpleasant odors. If your slippers do get wet, make sure to dry them thoroughly before storing them.


Let Them Breathe

After wearing your slippers, it’s crucial to give them time to air out. This simple practice helps prevent moisture buildup, which can lead to odor and deterioration.

  • Ventilation: Place your slippers in a well-ventilated area for a few hours after each use. This allows sweat and moisture to evaporate, keeping the interior of the slippers dry and fresh.
  • Rotation: If you have multiple pairs of slippers, consider rotating them. This gives each pair time to fully air out between wears, extending their lifespan.
  • Avoid Sealed Containers: Don’t store your slippers in airtight containers or plastic bags, as these can trap moisture and prevent airflow. Instead, use breathable fabric bags or simply leave them out in the open.


Protect Against Odours

To keep your slippers smelling fresh, it’s important to take proactive measures against odors. Here are some effective strategies:

  • Baking Soda: Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda inside your slippers occasionally. Baking soda is a natural deodorizer that absorbs moisture and neutralizes odors. Let it sit overnight and then shake it out in the morning.
  • Odor-Absorbing Insoles: Consider using odor-absorbing insoles. These are specially designed to combat foot odor and can be easily inserted into your slippers. They provide an extra layer of freshness and can be replaced as needed.
  • Footwear Sprays: Use sprays designed specifically for footwear to keep your slippers smelling pleasant. These sprays often contain antimicrobial agents that kill odor-causing bacteria.
  • Essential Oils: For a natural solution, place a few drops of essential oils (like lavender or tea tree oil) on a cotton ball and leave it inside your slippers overnight. Essential oils not only combat odors but also leave a pleasant scent.


Final Thoughts

With a little care and attention, you can keep your slippers in great condition and enjoy their comfort for a longer period. At House of Slippers, we’re dedicated to providing high-quality slippers that stand the test of time. Explore our collection for Men, Women & Kids today and find your perfect pair. Remember, taking care of your slippers not only preserves their lifespan but also ensures your feet stay cosy and comfortable!