I live my life in slippers. They’re waiting for me the second I step through the door, ready to warm my feet. You can hear me coming, shuffling across the carpet or the lino in the kitchen. It’s a bad habit I know, I really should learn to pick up my feet. But for all my love of cosy footwear, I’ve always had one major gripe. Well, two, actually. When things get a little crazy here (which with two children is inevitable) and I need to nip out in the garden or stick the rubbish out I find myself wearing them to save time which eventually ruins the soles. And then there’s the damp – I mean the sweaty damp that builds up because your feet warm up but the fabric doesn’t breathe. It’s gross but don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about. So I go through a lot of pairs and quite frankly, I’m sick of it.
All that changed when at the start of the year I discovered amazing new slipper brand mahabis on Twitter and stopped in my tracks. I instantly fell for the simple, clean lines and minimal aesthetic (finally – design led footwear for lounging!) but the real clincher was that they came with detachable soles so that you can continue to wear them outside. They were as they described “down time redefined”. Needless to say, I wasted no time in contacting them to test drive a pair, find out about the brand and I loved them so much that I agreed to become an ambassador – frumpy slippers these ain’t! So, in the theme of lounging in time for the weekend, here’s what last week’s rainy weekend looked like…
Look! Here I am, outside. In my slippers. The detachable, Italian made tpu sole slips over and clips on in seconds and there’s even a customisable element, whereby you can choose from a handful of coloured soles against a Larvik light grey felt slipper like mine or the darker grey. Inside you’re cocooned in soft sheep’s wool which moulds itself to your foot and over the course of the day I managed to run and drive with these, barely noticing I wasn’t in my usual choice of boots. Amazing, right?
I can’t wait to see what’s next for mahabis if this is how they introduce themselves. I’ll stop waxing lyrical now and let you be the judge but I think I can finally stop the search for the perfect slipper, because I’ve found it.
*In collaboration with affiliate partners Mahabis.