Ah, chestnuts roasting in your fake fireplace, instant hot chocolate brewing in the microwave, and your loyal dog/cat/beleaguered significant other trotting over with your cozy slippers in their mouth. Now that's winter cheer. So if you're looking to warm the cockles of your instep during the chilly season, here are some sensuous slippies for toes in the know.
Brighten your miserable mornings with Steve Madden rainbow fuzzies (1, FX, 515 Queen West, 416-504-0888, $40). Go granola with knitted sockies (2, Romni Wools, 658 Queen West, 416-703-0202, $9.50), bust your grandpa moves with old-school classic plaid (3, Wal-Mart, Dufferin Mall, 416-537-2561, and others, $14.92), or wear everyone's favourite nuclear-waste-brain, Homer (5, Wal-Mart, $24.92). Try on fake but passable moccasins (4, Winners, 57 Spadina, 416-585-2052, and others, $19.99) or get authentic, handcrafted ones with real fur (6, the Algonquians Sweet Grass Gallery, 688 Queen West, 416-703-1336, $92).
Look and sound seasonal with singing reindeer slippers -- no kidding (7, La Senza, Eaton Centre, 416-977-6258, and others, $26). Satisfy your inner hoser with the Maple Leafs (11, Wal-Mart, $14.92), or get slippers and a detachable teddy in one (13, La Senza, $24). Also: daddy plaid (8, Wal-Mart, $9.92); hand-stitched Canuck moosehide (9, the Algonquians, $63.25); with bag (10, La Senza, $20); and platform slippies for the vertically challenged amongst us (12, La Senza, $20).
With files from Stephanie Wierzbiecki Marshall and Joy Kittredge