Can you love a shoe? I don’t mean can you love the looks of a shoe or can you love shoes in general; I mean, can you love a shoe in a way that makes you think about it when you’re apart and talk about it to strangers? A month with a pair of bright orange Glerups slippers seems to suggest that, oh yes, you can. And I did. Much more than something to be worn with a robe and a glass of warm milk, these cozy foot-sweaters may be the ultimate travel footwear—perfect for wafting through airport security, for easing the in-flight malady of swollen feet, and, because even the nicest complimentary slippers are little more than future landfill, for padding around a hotel room.
For a company that does just one thing really well, Glerups makes a dizzying array of variations for adults—including a full shoe and an open-heel shoe, both $95, and a low boot, $125, in eight woolly colors. The leather sole is standard, but all three designs can be had with an excellent natural rubber sole (add $40 for the shoes, $30 for the boot), making them a bit more outdoors- and airport-appropriate. And Glerups also makes slippers, shoes, and boots for kids and babies. Because you’re never too young to fall in love. With a shoe.
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