“ Brand: Matalan / Type: Slippers „
I often purchase products from Matalan as I have found their clothing and footwear ranges to be good value and good quality. If there is one thing I hate during the winter, its cold feet and so I treated myself at the beginning of this winter to a pair of Matalan Slipper Slouch Boots to keep my toes warm during the cold winter months.
These are the comfiest pair of indoor boots you could possibly ever own. They are available in a couple of colours, but mine were grey with a cream fleece lining. They are so soft and snug, I don't think they left my feet during winter. I don't generally like wearing shoes around the house, but these were that comfy that they felt like they were part of my feet and I didn't even notice I was wearing them!
I can say that they definitely are no good for outdoor use as I did venture to the dustbin outside a few times in them and I found that just doing this (on a day where it had been raining), left the slipper boots absolutely sodden and so I had to dry them on a radiator, so I definitely wouldn't recommend doing this! Mine had a pretty little bow at the side to make them a bit more attractive. If you don't like warm feet, then I probably wouldn't recommend these as they keep your feet that warm, that they do end up a little hot and sweaty and at times, they even got a bit warm for me.
I do have one criticism of these boots. As said, I brought them at the beginning of winter, and I have already had to bin them. They were quite cheap, and I did wear them to death during winter, but they already look battered and wouldn't be much good for next winter, so I have binned them. I would purchase these again though as for £6.00, they were bit of a bargain and I suppose for that price, you can't expect miracles. In all fairness to the boots, I really don't think my occasional trips to the bins and the garage have helped as they are made for indoor use only.
These are the comfiest boots you will ever wear and I am almost looking forward to next winter just so I can purchase another pair of these (ok, that is probably a bit of an exaggeration for a sun worshipper like myself, but you get the point!). Although I am a little disappointed that they got so battered and worn so quickly, I would still recommend them as they are cheap and so very, very comfy and that means they get a thumbs up from me.
As the weather is now changing I have dug out my slipper selection from the back of the wardrobe and amongst them were these slipper boots which were a birthday present from my daughter. When I first opened them I wasn't sure about them as I had not worn anything like these before as I thought they were a bit young for me. However it only took a few seconds from when I first tried them on to decide that they were perfect and I realised I had been missing out all these years.
I have the pink pair as shown in the picture but I think they come in other colours including a cream pair. As they were a gift I didn't ask how much they were but they are currently selling for £6 on the website and in store at Matalan. These are a size 5 and are plenty big enough for me to wear a pair of snugly socks underneath if the weather is really cold but still feel a good fit if I am not wearing any socks at all.
I would describe the pattern as lots of small roses packed tightly next to each other which makes them look very feminine and pretty. They have a satin bow at the side and a white furry edging to the top edge which has a split at the side which makes getting them on and off easier. They are quite wide and round in shape and they do have a very thick sole which is covered in the same furry material as the rest of the boots. This feels quite bouncy to walk on and makes them feel soft and comfortable. They have tiny raised dots on the sole which helps to prevent them slipping if you are on a wet or slippery surface.
I have a dark coloured fabric suite and have not found any bits of the fur on this and I do always sit with my legs tucked underneath or at the side of me. You can wash them in the washing machine but as I only wear them inside the house and will change to outdoor shoes if I need to go outside for any reason, mine are still clean so I cannot comment on how well they will wash however I have washed similar slipper boots previously and they have always come out okay.
I find that these are really warm and snuggly and will warm my feet within minutes of wearing them. They are pretty and quite dainty looking for slipper boots and I would definitely recommend them for any ages if you don't like having cold feet.
I feel the cold, especially on my feet and as such I have numerous pairs of slippers for different seasons, from thinner flip flop type ones for the summer months to thick squishy booties for the depths of winter. One of my utmost favourites are these slouchy boots from Matalan, not a year goes by when I don't receive at least one pair of slippers for christmas and the other year my sister gave me these, alongside a cute pair of pale pink pyjamas.
When it's colder I prefer slippers that are longer and go up my leg more, our house is draughty and so harsh breezes around your ankles are common; for such occasions boot style slippers are rather a necessity! These slippers are made from the softest plush type material and when wearing them it's almost like sinking your tootsies into candyfloss or a big wooly sheep; I love just how feminine they are and the pastel bow on the side is a lovely little touch. The boots keep your feet so warm and cosy, they really manage to lock in the heat and out of all of my slippers they are the comfiest to wear - they fit well and unlike my flip flop style ones don't tend to fly off my feet!
I've had mine for over a year now and they are starting to show signs of wear, due to being washed several times they look a bit faded and tired now but are still as comfy as ever. I've managed to lose a bow off one of them and the soles are getting a bit worn down but for around the £6 they retail at I have no complaints as they've lasted well. Their pale pink colour means they tend to get grubby fairly quickly and as we have pets they attract dog hair like there's no tomorrow but as I only use them for slouching round the house and am very unlikely to wear them out in public I can't say I mind them being a bit hairy. For the price they are great value as they keep your feet so lovely and warm which is what you want most in a slipper, great offering from Matalan.
A couple of years ago, when my sister asked what sort of things I would like for Christmas, I told her that one of the things I wanted was a pair of warm slippers. As I have said previously we live in a cottage and no matter how hard we try to get rid of them we suffer with draughts especially at foot level.
At the time I had no real preference for the type of slippers so I left it to my sister to choose.
The pair that she chose for me was the Matalan Slouch Slipper Boots which I understand were priced at around the £6 mark at the time.
I was well pleased when I opened them at Christmas that year - I had never tried slipper boots before so I wasn't sure whether I would find them comfortable or not. They looked lovely and, of course, I told my sister that they were perfect and just what I wanted.
The slippers are obviously shaped like short boots and looked really warm as they were soft and fluffy and a pretty shade of pink although I think they are available in other colours too. There is a satin effect bow with a diamante centre on the side of each slipper too which gives them a nice finishing touch. They are available in sizes three to eight.
I slipped my feet into the boots and found that the furry fabric makes up the whole thing - both insider and out. This felt lovely and snuggly warm to my toes and then to my feet in general. I decided that I was going to like these boots very much!
As I have worn them - a lot - I have found them very comfortable for mooching round the house and they have kept my feet lovely and warm even on the coldest days.
The sole of the boots is padded with an anti-slip grip on the base. This means that they are comfortable to walk in as I move from carpeted floor to tiled floor and I have never had the misfortune to slip on the tiled floor either.
Some slippers have a sturdier sole so that I can wear them to pop out into the garden or go to the dustbin but these slippers are not really suitable for outdoor wear at all. The floor outside would damage the base of the slippers and they would soon wear out so these are exclusively indoor slippers.
These slippers can be washed in the washing machine and I have already done this a few times. They come up almost as new and they retain their boot shape too. I did think that, after washing, they might just collapse and be really scruffy but not so.
The slippers have worn very well if fact and show little signs of ageing even though I wear them a lot in the cold months. I am very impressed as I expected, since they were from Matalan, that they would wear very quickly, but these slippers are clearly well made from decent materials so well done Matalan!
All in all I can honestly say that I was delighted with my slipper boots and, when they do eventually wear out, I hope that Matalan still stock them as I will replace them with another pair!
I was in Matalan a few months ago and was wanting some slipper boots to wear around the house when I came across these.
I have quite a collection of slippers which are always dotted around the house or in the back of one cupboard or another and so tend to have a range of different styles of slippers.
I find slipper boots to be really comfortable and snug, which are great to wear around the house in the colder months as they are really comfy!
These were priced at £6 in Matalan and were in two different colours, a pinky shade or a cream one.
I decided to buy the cream slipper boots and there was no other difference with them apart from the colour, they are the same design as the above picture.
What caught my eye about these boots was the material of them, just glancing at them looked like they would be really comfy. The slippers have a furry outer texture which is really smooth to touch and so it does give the appearance of being really warm and snug. On the side of the slippers is a bow which just adds a nice little design to it.
The main thing about the slippers would have to be comfort. On wearing these slippers I found them to be really easy to walk around in and as the inside is quite padded they were warm and snug. The bottom sole of the slippers has little raised bumps on them, but when walking around you can't really tell and it doesn't make it difficult to walk with. They are fine to wear around in the kitchen and the little grips mean that they aren't slippy when walking around on floor tiles or laminated flooring.
I've been wearing these for a while now and still find they are as comfortable as when I bought them. The only thing I would keep in mind is the colour of the slippers, as I bought the cream ones I didn't really consider how they could get dirtier more easily.
I give the slippers 5 stars for comfort and ease of use.
They are not my favourite slipper boots that I own but do the job and were cheap enough.
They are also of good quality and the furry outer sole is also made well and doesn't have bits coming off it, which wouldn't of made the slippers much good.
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I love slippers. I wear them everyday around the house and so own quite a few pairs as I get so much wear out of them. I purchased a couple of new pairs to add to my collection in Matalan recently, although to be perfectly honest I didn't need another pair of slippers. I do find it difficult to resist the good quality, pretty designs and reasonable prices that Matalan slippers usually possess, however, and decided to treat myself regardless.
One of the pairs I purchased on this occasion was the "Matalan Slouch Slipper Boots." I paid only £6 for my pair of slipper boots which I thought was a very reasonable price offering good value for money. I know from experience that Matalan slippers are generally quite well-made and last well, so I was really more than happy to pay this price for my slipper boots.
These particular slippers are in a boot shape of course, but made of completely soft fabric so are perfectly comfortable for wearing around the house. The outer fabric is made of a beautiful 'furry' material that gives the slipper boots a really soft, snuggly appearance and makes them look really comfortable and warm - ideal for the cold winter months then! Their furry fabric and snug appearance is what enticed me to purchase the boots in the first place, and I'm extremely glad that I did!
The boots I purchased are the pair shown in the top of the Dooyoo page here, being a sort of 'biscuit' or pale mink/beige-like colour. I do believe that the boots are available in a cream-like colour too, but this option was not available in store at the time of my purchase, and I only know of this option as I have seen it on the Matalan website. To be perfectly honest, I would have chosen my pale beige boots even if both options HAD been available in store, as I just find that cream or white slippers are not as practical as others that have a darker tone and colour. This is down to personal choice of course, but it may be worth noting that two colours are available, nevertheless.
The fabric of the boots is entirely furry, giving them a beautiful soft feel that is entirely comfortable and so perfectly suited to lounging around the house. I find too that the furry fabric is really warm and this makes the boots ideal for my own needs as I am very susceptible to the cold, and need to wrap up to stay warm, even though I stay in a centrally-heated house. The snuggly boots have been completely warm and snug on my frozen tootsies recently, which is a pleasant change, I have to say!
I find the detail of the slipper boots to be quite pretty - surprisingly so, given the appearance of alternative pairs of slipper boots that I own are quite 'clumsy' or bulky in comparison. The fur-like fabric is thick but does not seem to create any sort of excess 'pile' that falls all over my dark-coloured carpets. This would be a highly annoying flaw, so I do think it is worth mentioning that this is nowhere to be found with the Matalan boots. The fur-like fabric has a sort of 'rosebud' detail that appears upon the textured outer layer of the fur's surface which is quite hard to describe, but basically just adds a pretty feminine look to the whole boot. As a final little feminine touch, there is a small bow made of satin-like ribbon material on each of the boots' outer sides, and this is presented in the same colour as the boots - so, a mink/beige -type shade in the case of my own boots, and an off-white shade (or so it looks on the Matalan website) on the cream version of the boots. Located in the centre of the satin bow is a lovely sparkly stone, similar to a diamante.
The whole appearance and look of the boots is really pretty and I do think they are suited to a whole range of age groups, as there is nothing particularly 'young' about this style, nor are they too old-fashioned or at all frumpy. Another plus point then, for being much more versatile than other styles of slipper.
The slipper boots have a generously-sized rounded toe and I feel this provides plenty of room for my feet inside. I don't like wearing slippers that feel tight as this is less comfortable and of course the whole point of wearing slippers in the first place is to keep my feet warm and comfortable. I opted to buy my slippers in a size larger than I would normally take so I have ample room inside for wearing thick socks if I chose to do so, and this has worked perfectly for me. Whilst I am on the subject of sizing, I can confirm that the Matalan Slipper Boots are available in UK sizes 3 to 8 and the price is the same, irrespective of how large your chose size is.
The sole of the boots is very padded, which adds to the comfortable feel and design, of course. These padded soles are very comfortable to walk on and certainly, my feet feel supported when wearing the boots. On the outer sole the surface is covered with a pattern of raised 'dots' that provide a little grip on wooden or tiled floors. I know that some consumers prefer to have slippers with a harder sole than this, but I find these to be much heavier to wear and this detracts from the comfort of the padded sole for my own tastes. The sole of the Matalan boots has provided enough 'grip' for me to walk comfortable on any floored surface, including polished wooden floors, without any incidents of slipping or stumbling.
The boots are perfectly suitable for washing in the machine, and I have done this on several occasions now, with no damage occurring to either the boots' fabric or their shape and design. I have chosen to pop the boots into a cotton pillowcase on occasion, mainly because I was a bit concerned about the furry fabric loosing some of its 'pile' on the first couple of occasions that they were washed. I have, however, also washed the boots without them undergoing this preventative measure, and they suffered nothing in the way of excessive wear or tear, so I do feel they are really robust and practical..... Rather surprising, given the soft and completely luxurious feel of the furry fabric. This reinforces the point I made earlier about the slippers being of a rather high quality, in my opinion, and I do feel they are much more robust than other slippers I have purchased from alternative retailers in the past.
I would wholeheartedly recommend the Matalan Slouch Slipper Boots and fully intend to purchase myself a second pair when I am next shopping in store. They would make the ideal Christmas gift for someone special in my opinion, and are completely practical and surprisingly robust. I have nothing negative to report whatsoever and they come with my full recommendation, together with top marks in the product rating score, as a result.
The Slouch Slipper Boots are available in store in branches of Matalan, or you can purchase online at www.matalan.co.uk where postage costs should be added to the £6 purchase price.