The Best Slippers for Dad on Father's Day

(Bloomberg Businessweek) -- The key to a good Father’s Day gift is finding something he’ll enjoy when he’s around you. May we suggest durable, comfortable footwear that’s equally sensible for walking the dog, watching the game, or manning the grill? This $120 pair from Mahabis Ltd., which former London lawyer Ankur Shah launched in 2014, have a durable rubber sole and a “collapsible heel” sculpted from stretchy neoprene. Crucially, the hidden lining is soft, fuzzy wool.

The Competition

L.L. Bean Inc.’s Wicked Good slippers ($89) come with a soft sheepskin suede exterior and an even softer shearling lining. There’s not much support for wearing them all day long, but they’re great for a weekend at the cabin.

Glerups’s Open Heel shoes ($95) are made of felt and come in eight colors, including navy and fire-engine red. They slip off and on with delightful ease.

At $120, the Ugg Ascot slippers occupy the high end of the slip-on segment. The suede exterior has a loafer-like look, while the brand’s trademark fluffy lining keeps feet warm in winter and dry in summer.

The Bottom Line

Although the Ugg Ascots feel like walking on a cloud, the sensation, in reality, isn’t for everybody. Shoes from the Mahabis Outdoor collection, on the other hand, almost disappear on your feet. This year the company has introduced new colors, kode slate and arden bronze. $120; mahabis.com

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