When you get home after a hectic day, what is the first thing you typically reach for? Slippers! The soft, comfy, lightweight, and easy-to-wear slip-on house shoes soothe the soul because they de-stress tired and achy feet. One of the most common foot and ankle symptoms in more seasoned folks is edema, which is the medical term for swelling. Those who suffer from conditions like diabetes, arthritis, or obesity, for example, can oftentimes experience chronic foot pain. Others with plantar fasciitis, bunions, or hammertoes are plagued with foot pain. A good pair of slippers should help alleviate the discomfort and increased pain levels associated with various foot and chronic medical conditions.

We’ve found slippers for both men and women that will bring comfort to tired dogs:


Comfy toes slippers have built in toe separators. So toes are held in a more natural position, the idea being to help correct your toe position. The slippers help ease the pain of hammertoes, bunions, plantar fasciitis, foot cramps. Made of cotton toweling and memory foam. $19, Householdgoods.com
With soft, fleece lining and microfiber uppers, the Dr. Comfort® Relax men’s diabetic slipper delivers warmth and comfort. The Relax offers plenty of room to help accommodate swollen, achy feet, while the closed heel helps to provide support and stability without irritating the skin. The rubber outsole helps deliver traction for safety. $66, Amazon


Gifort’s Extra, Extra Wide Fit Women’s Slippers with VELCRO brand fasteners accommodate even the most swollen feet and swollen ankles. The antibacterial slipper is a great choice for those who suffer with bunions, corns, hammertoes, foot edema, or diabetes. The wide width slipper opening features VELCRO brand fastener closures. Skid-resistant non slip slipper soles. $47, seniorsandmore.com


AOIREMON Men’s Open Toe Edema Slippers with adjustable closures and available in an extra wide width. Ideal diabetic slippers for swollen feet. $45, Amazon


NLISSOP’s Women’s Plantar Fasciitis Slippers prevents and alleviates foot pain due to over-pronation, plantar fasciitis, hammertoes, bunions, calluses, foot, ankle, arch, knee, heel pain & more. Recommended by podiatrists, anti-slip sole. $26, Amazon


Hudson men’s slippers have stretchable uppers that conform to the contours of your feet to provide a pressure free fit. The clog design features a hook and loop strap for customized adjustability. The wide design, extra depth and round toe box provide a pressure free fit and works well for swollen feet. Mesh fabric uppers promote breathabilty and keep feet cool and dry. The slippers include a built-in orthotic, soft cushioned footbed and Ergonomic-Stride sole, offering superior comfort and protection for sensitive feet. $64, orthofeet.com