Should I wear my slippers with or without socks?

If you’ve ever wondered whether you should wear your Nuknuuk slippers with or without socks, then this article is for you! We’ve done some digging to find the answer to this age-old question (just kidding… about the age-old, not the digging part).

Does Wearing Socks Make Slippers Comfier?

You have just unboxed your new Nuknuuks (woohoo!) and you’re trying to decide whether you should slide on your new slippers barefoot or with socks. We’re here to help you decide.

Fit and Feel

Since all our slippers are available exclusively in full sizes, we always recommend that you order up for half sizes. For example, if you wear a 7 ½, you should order a size 8. Although each of our styles can have a slightly different construction, what they have in common is this: the slippers should initially provide a tighter fit. When customers first receive their new slippers, they can feel very snug initially. However, with wear, the sheepskin lining will pack down and the suede outer will stretch slightly which will give a looser fit. If you just slipped on your new slippers and they feel tight, this is ok! 99% of the time, the slippers will mould and stretch to give you a perfect, custom fit.

The Case for Going Barefoot

Sheepskin’s natural softness makes it the perfect choice to line our comfy slippers. It is a completely natural fibre that insulates, wicks moisture and is hypoallergenic. Going barefoot puts your skin in direct contact with soft, fluffy sheepskin - we can almost hear you say “ah” just thinking about it! Being sock-less allows the sheepskin to form to the shape of your foot. This custom-fit combined with our memory foam infused sole provides your whole foot support and greatly elevates the comfort level.

Because sheepskin wicks away moisture, most of our customers report that their feet do not sweat while wearing their Nuknuuks barefoot (we’ve shared some customer reviews at the end of this article so that you can hear directly from them). The direct contact with the sheepskin keeps their feet at a comfortable temperature, year-round. 

A customer favorite for going sock-less is The Classic. Since this bootie goes above your ankle, it is the perfect choice for keeping your whole foot and ankle surrounded by luxe warmth and coziness while sock-less.

The Case for Wearing Socks

One case where wearing socks makes a lot of sense is when your slippers are very loose or are slightly big on you. The extra padding provided by your socks could give you a snugger fit which may be what you’re looking for. 

If your feet tend to be very sweaty or you find that your shoes tend to get smelly very quickly, wearing socks with your slippers could prolong the life of your slippers as well as increase comfort levels. Check out our tips for keeping your slippers looking clean and fresh

For those of us who live in cold-weather climates and whose feet tend to get cold very easily, socks may be a necessity in the winter months to keep our ankles and heels warm, especially while wearing our open-backed slippers (think our Joy, Alexa, Becca, and Zanzibar slippers for women and Todd and Ed slippers for men ). This added layer of warmth could be exactly what is needed to maximize comfort.

How Do We Wear our Slippers?

Woman wearing slippers barefoot
In researching this article, we did an in-depth scientific study at our office to see how Nuknuuk employees wear their slippers. We’re kidding about the scientific part, but we did speak to everybody to get their opinions. The consensus was that barefoot rules! Everyone at the office also wanted us to mention that they are all very serious about their slippers

– it is a slipper all day, everyday situation at the office!  If you have never worn your slippers barefoot, we invite you to give it a try, especially if you have a new pair of Nuknuuks to slip on. However, if you are a “socks with your slippers” kind of person, we say go for it! We know that comfort can look a little different for everyone, so whether you choose to wear your Nuknuuks with or without socks, we know that you will love wearing them. 

Let us know how you wear your Nuknuuks: barefoot or with socks.

And finally, a few words from the people who know Nuknuuks best, our customers:

Favourite slippers ever! Jessica D. - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I love these slippers! They are so cozy, but don't make my feet sweaty like a lot of others I've owned in the past. Can be worn with or without socks. The platform makes them feel nice and sturdy too. I am normally a 7.5 and sized up to an 8 as recommended, and they fit perfectly.

Love – Jeremy A. - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Hands down these are the best slippers. Never feel like they will fall off. Can wear without socks and don’t get stinky feet. Love the hard sole. They save my back standing on the tile floor in my kitchen!

Soft and warm- Camille B. - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

The best. Great quality and fit. I sized up one size because I like to wear my slippers with socks

Comfortable and well-made slippers – Corrine J.  - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Very happy to have found these affordable slippers with a sheepskin lining (instead of the synthetic I kept seeing). I sized up one size and they fit very comfortably, with or without thick socks. Recommended!