“ Brand: M&S „
I have a great pair of slippers for blokes from Marks and Spencer. They are in dark navy blue, though my dear other half swears they are black, but to me I think they are a definite navy, and I was given them for Christmas and I happen to know they cost £6, which I personally think is a pretty good price for a slipper from Marks and Spencer.
These slippers are great for me as they are the slip on variety, which I personally prefer over the totally 'enclosed' type of slipper you can get. I have hot feet but I do like to add some protection to me feet when wandering around my house, especially when I am down in my basement as the cat is often down there and he likes to jump out at my feet and 'attack' them.
The slippers, as I say, are blue in colour and made from 30% cotton and 70% polyester. I usually have to be careful with anything on my feet made with polyester, due to the fact that it can make me perspire a lot. However, this doesn't actually seem to be the case with these slippers at all.
I like the sole of my slippers, which are made of rubber, and this stops me from sliding all over the polished floor out in the conservatory. I don't think they are meant to be machine washable but my wife has put them in the machine at 30 degrees a few times and they have not come apart and they still look fine now.
As they are a slip on mule type of slipper, obviously the back of my foot is exposed but as I am not a person who suffers from cold feet anyway (not even in the coldest winters) this is not a problem for me at all. They are easy to get on and off in a hurry and I slip them on in the dark whenever I need to get up during the night to urinate, as I leave them by the side of my bed.
They fit extremely well and are very comfortable and obviously, being from M&S, they are exceptional quality and I am anticipating that they will continue to be good for some considerable time yet.
Overall, I am well pleased with them and I thoroughly recommend them.
My partner has had a pair of M&S Slip-On Slippers that I bought him last year.....after which he informed me that he is too young to wear slippers. I didn't know that having comfortable and warm feet was something you can only enjoy in your old age! However, as he didn't wear them, I have taken to wearing them round the house occasionally - and I find them very comfortable actually. They are for men, but there are a basic design and so I'm not really sure why women can't wear them as well, especially if you're not into pretty pretty designs. I paid £6.00 for them, which I feel is a good price and something which I would be willing to pay again.
The design of them is very plain. They are black with no pattern on them whatsoever, and they are designed in the style of slip on mules without a back to the shoe. Because it's just a matter of slipping your feet in, they are easy and comfortable to wear if you are slopping around the house (and luckily for me, size doesn't matter too much!). The whole slipper is soft and fluffy and there are no uncomfortable seams to rub on a barefoot. They are nice and wide and so my feet are not uncomfortably contained within the slipper. They are lightweight and they also keep my feet warm and snug.
The sole of the slipper is rubbery and so they wear well and they are also non-slip. I have worn slippers in the past that have been soft all over where they have been so slippery on the soles I have slipped down the stairs - but that's not the case with these slippers. The sole also allows for a little cushioning if you're walking on non-carperted floors.
I do find that they do get a bit sweaty sometimes - but they can be thrown in the washing machine on a medium heat and they come out pretty well. Overall, I do recommend these slippers - for males or females.
Before Christmas I were browsing in my local M&S store and came across their footwear section. Instead of hunting out a nice pair of 'going out' shoes I instead opted to find myself some slippers. Marks and Spencer's sell a slip-on in their 'Basic' range and also for the same price of £6 you can get a fleece mule of the same design. The textile version wasn't to my liking, although it did come in 2 colours. I went for the fleece slip-on mule instead as I thought for the same price I may aswell.
The slippers are made from 70% polyester and 30% cotton and they have a rubber sole with a row of ridges across it to help with grip on slippery surfaces. I havn't owned the slippers long enough to suggest that they are hard-wearing, but they are wearing well and showing no signs of wear and tear at all so far. The insoles have a kind of tartan finish to them and this contrasts well with the plain black colour of the mules. Obviously this doesnt't show when you have them on your feet, but they are very comfortable and my feet are always warm in them.
Unfortunately because they are mules I need to wear socks with them on, otherwise my heels can get cold and in the winter this isn't a great feeling! For £6 they are a bargain buy, and although they are 'Basic' M&S I wouldn't let this put you off them, as they are still labelled M&S and would make a good gift for a birthday or for Christmas as i bought mine for. The design is simple and plain but they do their job and serve their purpose so I can't complain really. If you hope for much more from a slipper then you really need to be asking yourself why you are considering a £6 pair of slippers in the first place!
Slippers - Who could live without them?
Well I could for the majority of each year, as I am generally a very warm blooded kind of guy who can often be spotted wandering around the local town in just a T-Shirt, a pair of shorts, and a pair of flip-flops well into October - Much to the annoyance and embarrassment of my wife!
However there are those couple of ice cold months during the winter where even I turn to my trusted pair of M&S slippers, which I received a few years ago for my birthday.
When I opened my present, and realised it was a pair of slippers, I had to put on one of those pretend smiles, and say, 'Jeez thanks', 'just what I was after' - 'these are perfect!'
My pretence was not because I was being ungrateful, or because I disliked the slippers in any way or because the slippers were particularly 'un-cool' but mainly because my birthday is at the (Very) end of April, and I knew I would not be needing these 'bad boys' for many months!
There are many different types of slippers out there on the market today, ranging from slip on slippers, to basic closed slippers, to big funky novelty slippers or even slipper boots, and everyone tends to have their favourite style.
These particular slippers from Marks and Spencer are the 'slip on' style, which basically means that they have an open heel area at the back which enables them to be 'slipped' on and off with great ease, as opposed to the closed slippers which have a heel guard at the back of the slipper to keep the foot in place in the slipper, similar in shape to a basic shoe.
When it comes to slippers I have never been too fussed about the style, and will happily wear closed or slip on styles, but the big thick booted style slippers which come up over the ankle are just too warm for me!
If I was had to pick my preferred style though, I think I would probably go with the 'slip on' style because of the ease of putting them on and taking them off, which eliminates any need to bend down to fiddle about with them. Another benefit to this style is that they are open at the back, so they do let a little bit of cooler air in, or if I am to put it another way - they let some of the bad foot odours out which can build up over time!
Priced at a very reasonable £6 from Marks and Spencers, they are of the usual quality you would expect from the M&S brand. They are available in either Navy or Grey, mine are the Navy which I am pleased with, as I think it can take a bit more of a battering in terms of stains or dirt than the lighter coloured grey pair, and still get away with it. The inside of the slipper is coloured the same as the outer side of the slipper, and provides some great softness and comfort when walking in them. The underneath of the slipper is made from a strong and durable plastic / rubber construction which is flexible to walk in, and gives a decent grip on smooth or slippery surfaces.
I often forget I am even wearing these slippers due in part to their comfy inner design, but also because they are so light on the feet.
Although I received these slippers at the complete wrong time of the year, I have had a lot of wear out of them over the last 2 arctic winters. They are hard wearing, very comfortable, and an absolute bargain at just £6.
My pair are still in very good condition to look at, although they have developed a little bit of a pong to them, but this is purely down to my feet, and not the slippers in any way!
Thanks for reading.
© l500589 2011
M&S Slip-On Basic Slippers are surprisingly comfortable and good quality for the £6 you will pay for them in the store and from web sites online.
They are made for men and come in two colours, black and blue, they are slip on which means they have no backs to them and you can just slip the feet inside for quick wearing.
These are available in lots of diffrent size and come in small, medium, large and X large, the small size is probably a size 5-6 fitting where as the X large size is a 11-12 fitting. I always think with shoes or slippers it's better to buy in store as buying things online that you have to measure is sometimes difficult.
The sizes do vary from make to make, so trying shoes or slippers on in a store can save time and effort as you won't have to send them back and get the size that is best for your fitting.
If however you are buying then as a present for christmas you will have to get the size of the persons feet first before ordering online.
The slippers are made from a soft material which has a rubber sole, the sole has lines on the bottom for extra grip if you have to pop out in the garden or yard with them on, they are a good well made durable slipper for men and I have bought two pairs for my husband.
He used to complain that he was too young for slippers but now loves to wear them around the house as they are more comfortable than shoes and much warmer than just wearing socks.
All in all they are a cheap slipper made well which are comfy and light on the feet, they are easy to slip on the feet without fuss. I like the durability of these and have put them in the washing machine twice wrapped in a towel to get them clean as my hubbie forgets he has them on and goes walking around the garden getting wood for the fire in them, which gets them dirty quicker than just wearing then indoors.
They look good and are great for a christmas present and also afforddable if your a bit short of cash.
I'd be happy to recommend them to you if your looking to buy a good durable mans slipper.
At the beginning of this month my fiancé had to go into hospital for 2 days to have surgery on his ear. The hospital requested that all patients take slippers in to wear. Mark never wears slippers so we looked around for a pair that wouldn't cost too much. In the end I bought him a pair of Marks and Spencer's basic range slippers. They were only £6.00 so it didn't matter too much that they would probably only ever be worn while he was in hospital.
The slippers are mule types and as I said are listed as basic. I never knew M&S did basic. Anyway they are made from a fleece material and come in small, medium, large and extra large.
Extra Large 12-13
I got Mark extra large because I thought being "basic" they may be a bit skimpy, but actually the sizing was very good and they were a little bit on the big side. I got the slippers in black, it was the only colour they had. The slippers have a nice rubber sole and the uppers are made of a soft fleece fabric. The inside of the sole is a grey and black checked pattern which really looks a bit old fashioned to me. I would have preferred a plain black material inside, but its not really important. Although these are mule type slippers the upper part goes back nearly to the heel so most of the foot is actually in the slipper.
Mark took the slippers in hospital and they were ideal. He had no problems walking in them and the rubber soles were great on the shiny hospital floors. He actually liked them more than he thought he would and I suspect that as the weather gets colder they will be retrieved from the back of the wardrobe where he slung them!!
I think these slippers are really good value for money. Although I cant comment on how long they will actually last, they do appear to be up to the usual M & S standard, and despite the slightly old fashioned looking pattern on the inner sole they really don't seem too "fuddy duddy". They are, I would imagine, suitable for the younger to middle aged man. I wouldn't like to get them for anybody elderly due to the fact that they are a mule design.
I would recommend these basic slippers, for just £6.00 they are a good buy.
I like to think that I am a fashionable trendy kind of person who likes to look my best and keep up with the fashions. The exception to the rule is with slippers and my collection of what I like to call granddad slippers. For some reason the more old fashioned looking the slipper the more comfortable it is and every year without fail my mum buys me a pair and I look forward to receiving them. Most of the time the slippers she buys me are from good old M&S probably as these are usually the best quality and I still have some dating back to when I was a teenager that I still wear to testify to this fact.
Maybe last year was a lean year for my mum because she got me these slippers which come from the M&S basic range and I have seen them in store for only £6. There is nothing particularly wrong with them but they lack the premium look and feel of other M&S slippers that I own and I found them to be awkward to wear so after a few days of wearing them at my mums over Christmas when I got home they went to the back or the wardrobe and my other slippers came back out.
The ones I have are grey in colour and are made from a soft fleece material which is actually quite nice to the touch and the best thing about the slippers. The soles are made from black rubber and are actually quite good at keeping grip on wooden floors etc. They have a rounded toe and are quite a good fit at the front.
As I said there is nothing wrong with these slippers and they may be cheap but they are still better quality than 90 per cent of slippers that are more expensive from other shops.
If I didn't have some other M&S slippers to compare them to then I might feel more inclined to like them but they do lack the comfort of my other slippers. Whereas the other M&S slippers I have are like putting my feet in cloud these ones lack that cushioning effect and whilst comfortable are nothing special and I could definitely tell the difference between these and the other more expensive ones I own.
They did manage to keep my feet warm whilst I was wearing them, well when they stayed on my feet that is.
These slippers are backless which I am not a fan of in general but I found these to be especially bad for slipping off my feet and I was forever having to adjust them which I just found to be irritating because when I am in the house I just want to put my slippers on and forget that I am wearing them.
The other bad thing about them is the material. Although the fleece is lovely to feel I own a cat and within 5 minutes of the cat being near me they were covered in hair which was difficult to remove.
Although I am not a fan of these slippers it is mainly just a personal thing and I can't really fault the quality for £6 and I doubt that you will find a better pair elsewhere for that amount of money. If you like backless slippers then I think you will probably like these but for me I think I will be sticking to my old slippers at least until this Christmas when hopefully I get a new pair that I will like.
Magnificent? well not quite but for £6.00 in-store and on-line at Marks and Spencer you really can't go wrong with these either for yourself or as a gift for someone this Christmas.
When I was younger I never bothered with slippers, I was always on the go and preferred to be in bare feet than having anything covering them and often grumbled whenever I was given a pair as I knew I would never wear them. Now that I'm the wrong side of 30 and comfort has become more paramount I can appreciate just what it is like to take off a pair of shoes and slip something warm and comfortable on.
Marks and Spencer is always associated with quality as far as I'm concerned and even though these basic slip-on slippers are the cheapest in their vast range they dont look or feel cheap at all. Mine are Navy Blue in colour and the upper part of the slipper is made from a spongy, fleece-like material whilst the sole is rubberised and around an inch in thickness. They don't have a memory foam sole unlike the more expensive choices available but I have had mine since last Christmas and they are still going strong. I don't like my feet to be fully enclosed in slippers so would never chose a 'full' one with back and sides, I prefer the ease of just slipping my feet in and out when I want and these from M&S meet my requirements exactly.
Slippers make for an ideal present for anyone (albeit not the most original choice it has to be said) and if you are looking for a cheap, well made pair from a respected brand then you really cant go wrong with these. The slipper features a 'flat grip sole' and has a rounded toe and once inside your feet feel warm and cosy, they may be basic in name but are by no means basic in quality.
The fabric which covers the sole has not worn through to leave any holes and to say I have worn mine every day for 10 months I don't think this is bad at all, I have had slippers in the past which have started to wear after only a few weeks and ended up being thrown away after only a couple of months but these from M&S are still going strong and have retained their shape even if they are now starting to look a bit tatty around the edges.
I wouldn't buy slippers from anywhere else now and hope to receive a new pair this Christmas, the ones I am wearing at the moment should see me nicely to the end of December when I hope to replace them with a new pair. For £6.00 you really cant go wrong with these and at that price they are certainly comparable to other high street stores where you can expect to pay the same price for inferior quality. For anyone who just wants a no-frills, basic slip on, slip off pair of slippers these come highly recommended by me.
Looking on-line at these they are available in Navy Blue and Grey so whilst the choice isn't that huge at least there are a couple of colours to select from. I wouldn't necessarily recommend them for the more elderly relative as you don't get any foot support in the slipper itself and the sole isn't the thickest of the choices available, however for the younger man or teenager these are ideal and should more than live up to expectations.
Usually available in-store at M&S (normally low down on the racks so your eye is drawn to the more expensive choices before these) they make for a cheap purchase for yourself or a relatively inexpensive gift idea. 5/5 dooyoo stars from me for all the reasons mentioned in this review, thanks for reading.