“ Brand: Totes / Type: Slippers „
I'm a slipper nut, I like to have three pairs on the go one on my feet, one in the wash and an emergency pair just in case ( I have been known to step in a puddle outside in them). Last year whilst browsing in TK Maxx I spotted some mule slippers in a box for half price, on closer inspection I saw that these were Totes and decided as having their slipper socks and finding them good quality I'd try them. The retail price was £16 but they were £8 at the time so I bought them thinking they might have a longer life than my usual cheap slippers- besides it was meant to be as there was only one pair and they were size 4 which is my size. I can't remember exactly when I got them but it was certainly over a year ago.
I didn't know until further inspection exactly what I had bought. But I was very pleased to learn that they were isotoner slippers with pillowstep technology- and no I still don't know what that means!. Their web site says they have a 'tufted insole for under foot padding with extra cushioning at heel and arch for enhanced comfort'. I can vouch for their comfort although within six months of wearing them, the padded bottom had flattened down somewhat.
Mine are black, but I can see on the website that Totes do loads of colours in all sizes- mens and childrens too. The uppers are micro suede (100% Polyester) and they have a terry lining (80% Cotton / 20% Polyester) best of all though is the durable sole, great for going outside in I like a slipper to have a proper bottom.
When they get dirty I shove them in the washing machine, the care instructions say 30% and not to put them in the drier so I finish them off on the radiator. Washing them helps plump them up abit too, the slippers aren't compromised by washing they haven't faded or anything.
The only disappointment apart from the under foot padding flattening down is the fact that the sole has started to come away.
Would I recommend them -
yes for initial comfort
and no because they lacked the longevity that I was hoping for with dearer than normal slippers
I want to give 3 1/2 stars but I can't so it will have to be 3 because of the sole coming off.
I seem to motor through slippers, wearing them out on the heel and generally running the fabric down so they start to fall apart. On that basis I have always bought cheap pairs.
When I saw these Isotoner slippers on offer, I felt they were worth a try. I don't usually like a proper sole to my slippers, but these have a flexible sole which is very comfortable to wear. It has contouring to them around the toes, the arch of the sole and the heel.
The best part about these slippers are they have been designed to be machine washed. I bought white (not the most practical colour!), but with the knowledge they survive being washed and come up looking and feeling fresh, what's not to like!
The top is a soft towelling feel fabric, which has been fitted in one piece. This means there isn't stitching to come apart across the top which does happen with cheaply finished slippers.
My slippers still look new, months on since buying them, and I would definately buy them again when these do eventually wear out.
The company Totes has been going for many years and many will recognise it as being a leading name in the manufacturing of accessories, such as umbrellas. In the United Kingdom, Totes has been going for over twenty-five years.
I have bought a few of their umbrellas believing Totes to be a good reliable brand. You may also have a pair or two of Totes slipper sox. I know I have, and so have my children. I have also purchased two pairs (over about two years) of Totes Isotoner slippers. So now, after much wearing of these, I feel well able to recommend them.
I have immense problems buying footwear, slippers included. I have to wear mule type slippers with a flat, or almost flat, strong sole.
Many designs of slippers are too flimsy and the sides don't much, if any, support. These are useless for me. But, owing to my foot condition I can't walk on hard floors barefooted therefore slippers are a necessity. If I find a suitable pair then once they have been tried and tested I will buy as second or even a third pair, depending on the price.
I had looked at Isotoner slippers in Debenhams department store but I seem to recall that they were selling for about sixteen to eighteen pounds at the time. I would have paid that if I could be sure that they would be wearable but with my problems merely trying them on isn't good enough. So I was pleased to see these reduced by 20% and took a chance on their being a good buy.
After wearing them around the house for a while I was very pleased and so when I saw, at a later date, an offer on these I bought a further pair to keep for future use.
These slippers for me are ideal to wear when walking on carpet or hard surfaces or eve in the garden. They are suitable for wearing for most of the in the summer (in the hottest weather I wear Crocs) and for the remaining seasons. They are warm in the winter (although being mules the back of the foot is exposed) and not too hot for the rest of the time.
They have a cushioned my 'Pillowstep' insole which is well cushioned especially in particular areas where extra comfort is desirable. For example extra cushioning is to be found in the under arch area and for the heel. They do seem to offer some support too, which I believe is due to the insole design.
These suedette slippers are also very light considering the extra padding and durable sole. I always pack these into my suitcase when going on holiday.
As well as being comfortable, these slippers are durable and last much longer than other slippers that I have purchased. And they are washable.at a recommended temperature of 30 degrees. I hang mine to dry on the outside washing line, or if the weather isn't too good, I have let them dry near a radiator. They always come up looking almost new.
So, although a little more expensive, perhaps, than some slippers available on the high street, I think they are economically an excellent buy, due to their lasting qualities as well a, very importantly, the comfort aspect.
Totes Isotoner suedette slippers are available in pretty colours with a contrasting inner and upper, or there is a choice of all black for practicality.
Fabric Content :
Upper : Micro Suede (100% Polyester)
Lining : Terry (80% Cotton / 20% Polyester)
For Further details regarding these or other Totes products please see: www.totes.co.uk/