A slipper or houseshoe is a semi-closed type of indoor/outdoor shoe, consisting of a sole held to the wearer's foot by a strap running over (or between) the toes or instep.Slippers are soft and lightweight compared to other types of footwear. They are mostly made of soft or comforting materials that allow a certain level of comfort for the wearer. This can range from faux fur to leather.
There are many different types of slipper in the world today, each with varying styles, materials and purposes.
Though slippers are primarily a type of footwear reserved for the home, it is noted that many people have taken to wearing various slippers in public.
It seems to be becomming increasingly popular to wear slippers out in public, ranging from modest sheepskin boot slippers and moccasins, to vibrant, colourful and fluffy scuffs and even large novelty slippers.
Wearing slippers can be viewed in different ways by the general public. When wearing slippers in the home, the general opinion is that of comfort and warmth, and nothing significance. Children and women are commonly thought to wear pink fluffy slippers at home, while men are stereotyped to wear either novelty slippers or leather slippers, if any. When wearing slippers outside, however, the general opinions seem to change. Since the majority of people wearing slippers in public are female, the opinion is likely to be more extreme when a man wears slippers outside. The general opinion is that of "slobbishness", or unkemptness, and generally a negative and significant view. Though it can be said that wearing slippers in public can be seen as positive as well，depending on the circumstances.