As casual work environments become more and more popular, and companies introduce new efforts to support their employees’ comfort and happiness, the days of stuffy suits and uncomfortable pointy heels are all but over in many modern offices. (Hooray!!)
If you happen to spend your days in a more casual workplace, it might not be so unusual to see some of your colleagues wearing slippers at work. In fact, you miiiight even want to consider joining them! From comfort, to productivity, to getting to show your unique personality, there are so many reasons to wear your slippers in the workplace.
Read on for just a few of our favorites.
1. They’ll help keep you comfortable.
Ever tried to concentrate while wearing a pair of shoes that hurt your feet? It’s not too easy when your toes are aching and the balls of your feet are burning! Even though there are now companies out there that make less painful dress shoes, there’s still nothing more comfortable than not having to wear them at all. Unless you’re in a big client meeting or giving an important presentation, wearing slippers at work can help you focus on your projects instead of your discomfort.
2. You might feel more relaxed when you wear them.
Many employers are now offering opportunities for their team members to practice wellness and relaxation during their workdays, providing benefits like yoga, meditation and even fitness classes. A lot of these initiatives are designed to help employees feel more relaxed during their stressful workdays - and while slipper socks aren’t the same as a guided meditation, they can certainly help you to feel more relaxed during your busy workdays.
3. They could help you be more productive during the day.
Office comfort has been shown to have an impact on employee productivity, which is great news for both you and your boss! Since wearing slippers at work can help make you feel more comfortable and relaxed at your desk, you could, in fact, have a more productive day because of them. Hey, even Einstein wore fuzzy slippers! Next time you’re looking for a boost during your workday, let your cozy slipper socks serve as your thinking cap!
4. You can show off your personal style in a fun way.
While you might not want to invest in new shoes or an expensive coat, slipper socks are an affordable way to add a little bit of personal style to your workplace look. While you probably wouldn’t want to go soooo suuuuper bold with your slipper socks that it becomes distracting, you can definitely have some fun with your selections.
Here are some examples of slipper sock styles that are both fun and professional-looking:
- A fluffy pom pom style in sophisticated chenille gives a hint of playful fun while still looking tasteful enough for the office.
- Slides with a puff heart in simple black and white offer just a touch of whimsy, without taking it too far.
- A pair of black and pink slipper socks that give back to a good cause are a cute and comfortable conversation starter.
- Stretchy leopard print slipper socks act like a neutral , but offer the perfect amount of playful trendiness.
Have Fun and Stay Cozy
There are a lot of benefits of wearing slippers at work, from style, to comfort, to productivity. Next time you’re considering what to keep under your desk, you might want to add slipper socks to your list!
Have you ever considered wearing slippers at work? Do you already keep a pair at your desk? Would you never be able to dress down in your extremely formal workplace? Let us know in the comments!