Warming Up To House Shoes
When we visited Japan a few years ago, it was standard practice (in homes, temples, and even some restaurants) to remove street shoes once inside, and slip into a pair of indoor-only shoes. It not only reduces the amount of dirt tracked in, but noise on hard floors as well.
Lately, I’ve been warming up to the idea of “house shoes,” something meant for indoor wear, but slightly more sturdy than a slipper. I went searching for some options yesterday, and found quite a few tempting styles.
These are currently in my shopping cart. 😉
And this colorful kitty is fun….
These also have a fun Scandinavian vibe, and are well-reviewed (best for those without high arches).
Maybe a cloth house shoe just feels a little too “loungewear” for you. A light, soft leather mule can fulfill the same function (though you may be tempted to wear it outside…)
But yes, the weather will be warming up, and you may find something with an open toe is more comfortable. I like that these have a little bit of a heel and some support. The top strap is also adjustable. (If leopard print isn’t your thing, it’s offered in solid colors too.) Adding: per your comments, these are great for those with plantar fasciitis.
These budget-friendly “spa slides” also have an adjustable strap, as well as a memory-foam footbed. Lots of color options for these too.
Do you switch from outdoor to indoor shoes when at home?
If you can donate…
A lot of kids who live in poverty may depend on subsidized school lunches for a regular meal. With so many schools closed for the duration of the pandemic, food banks and other organizations are expecting to see increases in demand. If you can donate to your local food bank, I’d urge you to do so. A small recurring monthly donation will help organizations like these plan and budget.
In addition here are a few organizations that are helping to feed the hungry…