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cheap and cheerful slippers
Ikea Njuta Slippers
Member Name: europe-chick
Ikea Njuta Slippers
Advantages: cheap, assorted colours available, durable
Disadvantages: can't machine wash
I've been buying the Njuta slippers from Ikea for both myself and my husband for a number of years now. They are cheap and cheerful and they serve their purpose well. What more do you need in a pair of slippers!
The Ikea Njuta slippers are normally £3 per pair, however if you have an Ikea Family Card then they are just £2 per pair for Ikea Family Card members. The Njuta slippers are available in a wide range of colours; Ikea currently have them available in purple, orange, navy, pink or black. I normally buy either the pink or purple for myself, and either the navy or black for my husband. I've occasionally even seen the slippers in discontinued colours in the 'as is' section near the till points for just £1 per pair.
The slippers come in two sizes; small/medium and large/extra large. I buy the small/medium for myself, I have size 5 feet and the S/M fits me perfectly. They are wide enough to fit my little fat feet in, and there's actually lots of room to wiggle my toes and move my feet. They do have a bit of excess room in front of my toes and behind my heels, but not too much that they look daft, so I would say that the S/M would fit up to a size 6. I buy the large/extra large for my husband, he has size 11 feet and the L/XL fits him. His heels come right back to the very edge of the slippers, and his toes go right to the front of the slippers, so I would say that a size 11 is probably the largest size that these slippers would fit.
The Njuta slippers are the slip on style slippers with a closed toe. The footbed and the top of the slippers is a towelling type fabric, the label on the slippers states that this is 100% polyester. The towelling upper of the slippers does stretch and give a bit over time, especially if you wear the slippers with socks, and then go back to to wearing them with bare feet, but they don't go too big that they slip off, they just become a looser fit. The towelling fabric also does seem to attract dirt and dust and so I handwash ours once a month or so, and they come up fine. The towelling fabric is really soft and comfortable under your feet, but obviously it does flatten and wear down over time.
The sole of the slippers is a grey rubber sole with a wavy style grip on the bottom so that you don't slip on a shiny surface whilst wearing the slippers. The rubber sole isn't very thick, but it's certainly more than thick enough to cushion and protect your feet. In fact the sole on these is actually thicker and more cushioned that some outdoor ballet pumps that I own. The rubber sole on these is suitable for outdoor wear, I very often wear these outside; either to nip next door or across the road, or to go out onto the decking in the garden, I've even just nipped to the corner shop in them - classy hey!.
I'd definitely recommend these for just £2 per pair (if you are an Ikea Family Card member). They are fairly durable and they last really well, I normally replace ours around every 6 months. They are comfortable, and they suitable to wear in all weathers; they are cool enough for the summer months as the back is open, and they are warm enough in winter if you have a pair of socks on as well.
Summary: cheap and cheerful slippers