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I spotted some comfy-looking moccasin-style slippers at Rite-Aid about a week ago, and finally went to pick up a pair on Friday. They're $15, so they're obviously not art, but I needed a spare pair of warm slippers to keep around the office for when I want to take off muddy boots, or for when my feet are tired of being in shoes. (Like now.)

They're 100% manmade materials, "microsuede" and such, so they're not actually leather or sheep's wool fleece, but at $15 I'm not going to complain.

I picked up the Size 10-11 pair on Friday, and trying them on when I got home and cut the tape on the box, discovered they were too small. (Most of my shoes are 10.5.) I stopped in again yesterday afternoon, and they gladly let me swap for the Size 12-13 ones. (Even those are snug.) Amusingly, the ones I returned still had the little plastic thread holding the slippers together, and the replacement pair did not. Someone must've tried those on, too!

When you go to buy yours, try them on or assume you need a bigger size than you think you do!

After buying these, I went to riteaid.com and entered all my receipts for the promotional period that ended on October 17th. If you spent over $100 in that several weeks, they'll send you a $20 gift card, and if you spent less, there are correspondingly smaller kickbacks.
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mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: October 19th, 2009 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Those look nice, too! They also have the thick rubber sole that I wanted, so I don't have to worry about swapping out of the slippers to pop down to the coffee or water cooler or that other useful room down the hall.

Mine look more like these, but are $15 instead of $50. And involve no dead animals. (I prefer to eat mine.)
fabunobo From: fabunobo Date: October 19th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wonder if I would get shade for wearing slippers around my office? My feet area ALWAYS cold in the winter. If I don't have meetings, why should they care what I have on my feet?
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: October 19th, 2009 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

I don't know, but are you clicking the Ugg ads that are now appearing here?
fabunobo From: fabunobo Date: October 19th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Why yes ... I am! *Click!* *Click!* *Click!* *Click!*
fabunobo From: fabunobo Date: October 19th, 2009 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
PS The ad I see is for buycostumes.com.
zercool From: zercool Date: October 21st, 2009 09:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have those Bean slippers. They rock and are worth every penny of the $50... and why not have dead-animal slippers? It's not like you're going to chew on the skin.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: October 21st, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

I was really just kidding. Dead animals are often quite comfy.
msanborn From: msanborn Date: October 20th, 2009 03:36 am (UTC) (Link)
now I want some warm fuzzies for my feets...
queenmabwords From: queenmabwords Date: October 20th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'd recommend a silly hat, but maybe not best for work.
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