These slip-on boots are travel writer-approved

When I moved from New York to North Carolina a few years ago, I was delighted that I didn’t have to deal with all the things of winter: muddy sidewalks, icy commutes, and layer upon layer of clothing every time I left the house. However, to my surprise, I quickly learned that my new state still has its cold days, and having the right gear to handle them is very important. In addition to a warm jacket and ultra-warm leggings, I bought a pair of Skechers slip-on ankle boots, which immediately became my go-to footwear for the winter months.

Seriously: I’m obsessed with these sneakers. For one thing, the Skechers Bobs Skipper Mushers Delight Slip-On Ankle Boots are ridiculously comfortable, featuring a soft suede upper, faux fur trim and lining, and a deeply cushioned memory foam insole. Since they fit like slippers, I can walk for hours in them without any problems, and I use them for everything from 15-minute walks with the dog to day-long adventures. There’s also rubber traction on the outsole to keep you from slipping.


To buy:, and, starting at $40 (originally $80)

Then there is the heat. These Skechers shoes are chunky and plush, and because of that lining, my ankles stay just as comfortable as my feet. They’re as warm as any of the mid-rise boots I own and keep me feeling good even when the temperature drops terribly. And of course, there is the style.

Unlike many other cold-weather shoes, these outdoor slippers really elevate your outfit with their suede upper and wintery faux fur trim. They are available in various colors depending on the retailer you choose. You can opt for them in neutral shades like chestnut brown, gray, and black (which are available on Amazon, Zappos, and Skechers) or spice up your travel wardrobe with bold colors like metallic brown and copper (also available on Amazon). The sizes go from 5 to 11, including half sizes.

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Even better? Skechers Bobs Skipper Mushers Delight Slip-On Ankle Boots are currently on sale at these major retailers. Right now, you can get a pair for as little as $40, which means they’re up to 50 percent off. However, the best part is that the brand also gives back. For every purchase, Skechers donates a portion of the proceeds to organizations that help shelter dogs and cats. To date, they have donated more than $9 million to animals in need. So when you buy a pair of these shoes, you can know you’re making a real difference.


To buy:, and, starting at $40 (originally $80)

As if this wasn’t a good reason to hit add to cart, it’s also worth mentioning that the Skechers Bobs Skipper Mushers Delight Slip-On Ankle Boots have garnered rave reviews from shoppers. On Amazon, one customer wrote: “If you want to trick your feet (to feel like you’re home), you have to [get] these.” Another Amazon shopper added, “They fit perfectly [and are] so comfortable… A definite necessity for winter.”

Chipping in, a third Amazon reviewer called them “one of the best pairs of boots I’ve ever owned,” and another shopper called the “warm” booties “the most comfortable winter shoes.” His review was followed by one end-buyer who commented, “Sometimes I think I left the house in my slippers because they are so comfortable and light.”


To buy:, and, starting at $40 (originally $80)

Clearly I’m not the only one practically living in these shoes. They are my favorite winter footwear, and knowing that they help animals in need makes me even happier to have them in my closet. Add the Skechers Bobs Skipper Mushers Delight Slip-On Ankle Boots to your travel shoe rotation while they’re on sale at Amazon, Zappos and Skechers. Hurry, they won’t be up to 50 percent off forever.

At press time, pricing started at $40.

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