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Shoes to Get the Mail in.

By: Jen Shoop

*Image via Emitaz, rocking Uggs and a plaid shacket that looks to be a past-season Isabel Marant — current season here.

We all need them: the shoes we putz around the house in and dash outside to get the mail in. Heck, sometimes they’re the shoes we slip into to run to the corner bodega, or drop the kids off at school in. Something easy to slip into and comfortable — no buckles, no fuss, no muss — that falls somewhere between a slipper and an outdoor shoe. As we head into fall, we’re talking Uggs, we’re talking Birks, and — if you’ve been here for awhile — you know we’re talking Vibis (I now own four pairs). Birkenstock Boston clogs are trending majorly this season but I just cannot…quite…mentally get there. I guess after all of these years of admiring lots of chic peas wear Birks of all shapes and styles, I must simply confess that I’m not a Birk girl. I always want something like a Birk, but with a bit more refinement? Anyway, I’ve seen lots of people rock them with aplomb, so don’t let me stand in your way. Uggs are also back, both in the mini and ultra-mini styles.

Anyhow, below, a few styles that stood out to me as perfect mail-getting shoes…

shearling clogs and slip ons for fall

ROW 1: FLABELUS ASTRID SHOE // UGG ULTRA MINIS // FABRIZIO VITI CLOGS

ROW 2: MARC FISHER SABRINNA SLIP-ONS // LOEWE GATE MULES // GUCCI PRINCETOWNS

ROW 3: SLEEPER SHEARLING SLIPPERS // STAUD GINA SHEARLING MULES // JENNI KAYNE MULES

ROW 4: BIRKENSTOCK SHEARLING ARIZONAS // MARGAUX SHEARLING MULES // UGG CLASSIC MINIS

ROW 5: BIRDIES PHEOBE SLIDES // VIBI VENEZIA SLIPPERS // TKEES INES SHEARLING MULES

P.S. Loungewear to go with this vibe.

P.P.S. Do you already have your fall outerwear sorted?

P.P.P.S. Things that feel like answers.

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4 thoughts on “Shoes to Get the Mail in.

  1. I had to chuckle at this as I’ve had numerous conversations with my fellow Asian immigrant friends here in which we laugh about our “indoor slippers” and “outdoor slippers” (and never shall the two be interchanged, EVER). I’m definitely a Birks gal through and through — I have a pair for indoors and a pair for outdoors, AND an EVA pair for the pool/beach.

    Same thing when I travel — my hotel slippers/flip-flops are a distinct category. I guess I’m a maximalist when it comes to slipper options, haha!

    1. Well, the indoor/outdoor distinction totally makes sense to me, especially after living in NYC…where I was totally grossed out by all shoes worn on the Subway / in the streets. Yuck!

      I love the idea of being a slipper maximalist. Ha!

      xx

    2. I’m right there with you, Mia — I have “house shoes” that never step over the front door threshold, and outdoor shoes are not allowed inside! I’m also a Birkenstock devotee, as I have been since 1995 (!) — I have enjoyed how the variety of Birks has dramatically increased over the past 10 years. Currently I use a pair of EVA Arizonas for my indoor house shoes (summer edition) and a pair of wool/shearling Arizonas for my winter house shoes.

      I so agree with you, Jen, about the necessity of having a pair of shoes for getting the mail, bringing out the trash/recycling/compost, etc. In my family we call these “dogwalkers”! I usually use a pair of Birkenstock Bostons in the cooler weather, and whatever pair of slip-on Birks are nearby during the warm weather. I have also tried (and liked) Freedom Moses in the past, though I have to write a caveat that my original pair split in two across the ball of the foot after only 1.5 years of use! Kind of shocking. I think I’ll be sticking with EVA Birks in the future.

      xx

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