Toasty tootsies 

The holidays have come and gone once again, and if you’re anything like me, you’re doing like the bears do and hibernating a little bit for some much-needed R&R after a very busy holiday season. Curl up on the couch in front of the fire with a good book or some vinyl playing in the background. Grab a glass of wine, and you’ve got a swell night ahead of you.

But wait! Why are your feet so cold? In all the holiday hubbub, it’s likely you managed to fulfill just about every shoe need imaginable. Except, that is, the at-home, comfy slipper one.

Guess what? There are plenty of options to keep those local tootsies warm, whether you’ve got a fireplace or not!

right, Emily Reid at Blue Seven

My go-to shop is Blue Seven (5028 N. May; 604-5199). You can find just about anything there, and of course they’ve got an ample selection of cozy and warm slippers for those frosty winter evenings. Try the Frankie & Johnny footies in a variety of colors and prints from the seasonally popular leopard print to a lovely chandelier design.

You might not think of Collected Thread (1705 N.W. 16th; 557-1141) as a place to get your kicks, but it’s more than just the middle of a giant yarn bomb in the Plaza District! You’ll find an excellent selection of handmade goods there — in this case, shoes in unique fabrics that are perfect for lounging around while staying warm. They have my favorite, houndstooth print, as well as plaids, polka dots and solids.

Another option is Kokopelli (12100 N. May, Northpark Mall; 748-5200). There you’ll find slipper boots that come up higher on the calf for optimal warmth. They can be paired with a full pajama set from P.J. Salvage, as well. Jammies come in a variety of colors and patterns, and you can nab the slippers in cupcake or animal prints. Though they are designed like boots and are a bit more substantial than most slippers, don’t let me catch you wearing these in public.

Go ahead and hibernate for a little bit, but don’t forget your slippers before you disappear to your cave. Let’s shop, OKC!

Photo by Mark Hancock

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