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I can see these being a bit warm if you wear them all day. They look great and seem well-made though. I wear them on and off and overall I'm happy. Good slippers are hard to find! Had mine a shade less than a year.
The GOOD news is that these things will keep your feet incredibly warm. The other day while being bundled up during a snowstorm outside I was feeling comfortably warm while wearing them and decided to kick them off. IMMEDIATELY my feet started to freeze. These things were doing its job. If you have REALLY cold feet, wear these in conjunction with merino wool boot socks (Amazon won't allow me to mention outside vendors, but the best ones I've found comes from a company that rhymes with "Bell Bell Lean") and your feet will feel like they're in electric blankets.
The BAD news is that these are exclusively winter shoes, and you really need to wear socks with these things. If you wear them barefoot or during the summer your feet will become sweaty and moisture will build up inside the shoe (the lining is faux acrylic shearling, not real shearling, which is the reason why I am subtracting a star) and it will eventually smell ghastly. It has nothing to do with the shoe. Any piece of clothing worn nonstop will absorb your sweat and it will eventually smell bad. I just bought my third pair because I didn't learn that lesson with the first two pairs. Even then, expect maybe two or three years worth of usage out of these before you have to throw them away for being a biohazard. Switch to a different pair of slippers during the summer months.
Update - 10/27/2018 So I've had these for almost exactly 2 years and they are finally ready to be replaced. Always comfy on my feet, with or without socks. A good pair of slippers for a decent price. When I originally got them they cost about 8 dollars less then they do now. Considering all the dog walks on sidewalks these endured, and all the time spent on a cement patio and cement pool deck, and all the running around I did in them, I got my $$$ worth.
So I've had these for 5 months, and if I'm home, they're on my feet. They have some signs of wear but there is still plenty of tread on the bottoms. Not bad considering I spend a lot of time on a cement patio. Also taking out the trash, and the occasional trip to the store. So they get worn a lot and only show medium wear after 5 months. That's pretty good considering the price.
SIZE- I wear a 9 1/2 so I got a size 10. Good fit when new but as the lining gets compressed and they stretch a little they get loose. Not a real problem since you can just tighten the lace, but it shows the size was spot on, (at least in my case). Also the slightly loose fit let's me comfortably wear them with or without socks.
COMFORT- Not much to say here except they are really comfy.
CONS- There is something in the plush lining (fake fur or whatever you want to call it) that made my feet smell so bad, and I mean clear out the room bad. I've never had stinky feet in my life so this freaked me out a little. It went away after 2-3 weeks but it was pretty bad while it lasted. So I knocked a star off my rating for the unwarranted vicious assault on my olfactory gland.
I just bought these for my son....The winters are cold here in New England, and that includes the floors in this house. He was in need of a good pair and I made it an early Christmas present...Somebody can get by with something a lot cheaper, but for what we put slippers through here its worth the better investment easy.. These are very solid and even look quite nice on. The fur lining is not overly stuffed, but not so thin that it really doesn't provide any warmth. My son reports they are in fact very warm and quite comfortable...As for the sole on them, they appear to be very good quality that is thick and well sewn to the slipper.. That's really important, for around here the men can be pretty tough on slippers.. Both my son and I can use them to take out the trash, walk to the mailbox in the rain or snow, and even for short walks to a neighbors and what not..I have a feeling these will last what I consider to be an acceptable amount of time. Personally I have never owned a pair of these that didn't eventually give in the sole meets the slipper area. Seems to be the weakest part in any slipper at any price. Though I have been known to put a little duct tape on them for a few more months of use. they are pretty much shot once they start coming apart...Though I can't say for sure, I think these will last a while..If that turns out to be untrue, I will certainly be back to update this review if its a time I consider unacceptable. But overall I highly recommended these slippers...The size 11 I ordered was a good fit for my son and the price on them was very reasonable...Nice color selection as well. I say go for it...
I bought these for my husband for Christmas to replace a pair of Acorn slippers that he literally wore out (after 8 years!). He wears a size 13, and I ordered the size 13 for him. Initially they were a little snug, but as he's worn them, the "fluff" has compressed down and he says they are very comfortable. He likes that they have a solid rubber sole so he can wear them outside or down in the basement. He says they do make his feet sweat....but he says he's got sweaty feet to begin with. He says "they are very warm!!"
I am shocked over the negative reviews. I wear a size 12D in sneakers and shoes and that is what I ordered. Not only are they a perfect fit, but they actually fit better than all of my other shoes! If I could wear these all my waking hours, I would. I absolutely love them! I have definitely found a new brand to finally stick with after trying Minnetonka, Perry Ellis, Nunn Bush, and a couple of others. These are by far my most favorite and I just hope that Old Friend doesn't stop producing them. That is usually what happens after I find something I truly like. It's Summer time and I wear them without socks and my feet don't sweat much in them. Because I wear them so much, I would not be disappointed if they only lasted 6 months to a year. For 40 bucks, it's definitely worth it. The name couldn't be more spot on. Lastly. If you look at my profile you will see that although I purchase a lot of items from Amazon, I don't often give reviews. I couldn't resist with these. You will love them!