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In sartorial terms, the holiday season can be a real shit show. From your co-worker’s snowman sweater that appears every year, to the where-would-you-even-buy-those socks, seasonal garms are traditionally bad. With the desire to leave such tradition in the past, our alternative holiday wardrobe series brings you the replacement pieces we wholly approve of.

First up, the slipper. A tired stalwart in the family’s holiday footwear rotation, it’s about time we had an alternative. As you no doubt heard — 2019 was the year of the mule. Spearheaded by our very own no-heel heroes Jian DeLeon and Noah Thomas, the mulement went from a tale of two to a bonafide cult of the clog, even getting a dedicated Insta page. It’s up to you whether our alternative slipper selection is used for your mom, dad, brother, sister, grandma, friend, or whoever. What’s certain — you can expect some heel-less highlights.

Ready to retire the standard slipper? Shop our holiday alternatives below

adidas Adissage Slides

Adissage Slides

adidas

$18
Buy at adidas

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NEIGHBORHOOD. x UGG Slippers

Suede Slippers

NEIGHBORHOOD. x UGG

$227
Buy at Browns

The North Face Tent Mules

Tent Mule Iii Slippers

The North Face

$38
Buy at Slam Jam

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Bottega Veneta Sandals

Logo-Jacquard Leather Sandals

Bottega Veneta

$690
Buy at Matchesfashion

Needles Mule

Heeled Papillion Emb. Mule

Needles

$489
Buy at Caliroots

Nike Benassi Jdi Betrue Slides

Benassi Jdi Betrue

Nike

from $41
Where to shop

Suicoke Zavo-VHL Sandals

Zavo-Vhl Sandals

Suicoke

from $206
Where to shop

adidas x Raf Simons Adilette Slides

Adilette Rubber Slides

adidas x Raf Simons

$125
Buy at Browns

Heron Preston Logo Sandals

Logo Tag Tech Slide Sandals

Heron Preston

$250
Buy at Luisaviaroma

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

Teva Moc Slip-On Shoes

Moc Slip-On Shoe

Teva

$75
Buy at Urban Outfitters

Gucci Sandals

Rubber Slide Sandals

Gucci

$290
Buy at Luisaviaroma

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

Fendi Fussbett Slides

Brown PU Fussbett Slides

Fendi

$490
Buy at Fendi

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  • Curated by: Noah Thomas
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