Back-to-school season is upon us, though it's likely to be happening from home for most people. From the ultimate pencil case to work from home slippers, our Homecoming: Preparing for a Back-to-School at Home hub is a virtual class in new-age school essentials.

As we reach the time that what would have been the summer break traditionally comes to a close and schools and universities reopen their doors for another term, nothing is the way we expected it to be at all. Looking at the state of things right now, we’re assuming that things aren’t going to go back to normal in time for schools reopening. That said, we're looking to make the most of the back to school (from home) situation with the best slippers.

Have you, like us, always wished you could wear slippers to work or school? If so, this is your term. You may never get the chance to learn while wearing slippers again, so listen up. We’ve scoured the net and rounded up the most comfortable, brain power-enhancing slippers around. We know that when you’re working from home, even the smallest discomfort can distract you, so from Birkenstock to Gucci, these slippers will take care of business from the ground up.

Check out our selections of the best house shoes below.

Havaianas Flip Flop

Top Mix Flip Flops

$24

Havaianas

Buy at Havaianas

The footwear choice of Brazil, the iconic Havaianas was born in the 1960s, a golden era for style in the South American country. Originally inspired by the Zori — a traditional Japanese sandal — Havaianas soon became, and still are, the go-to foot companion for sun-lovers. Available in a wild number of colorways, the rubber flip flop is the ultimate laid-back option that will see you right wherever you're wearing them. We’ve picked the black one here which can be styled with pretty much anything, should you happen to venture out.

Nike Asuna Slide

Asuna Slide

Asuna Slide

from $50

Nike

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Nike already has a smash-hit slide in the Benassi, but the Asuna takes the slide a few steps further. A technical ripstop vamp features an adjustable toggle for the perfect fit while Nike’s tried-and-tested sole unit gets a helping hand from a hiking-style outsole.

TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. x OOFOS OOaah Slides

OOaah Slides

$90

TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. x OOFOS

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Buy at ssense

If you’re going to be learning alone at home, embrace it with TAKAHIROMIYASHITA TheSoloist. And OOFOS’ OOaah slides which feature ‘I AM THE SOLOIST.’ Text to the vamp. Made from rubber, it doesn’t get much more comfortable than this pair.

Suicoke MOTO-Cab Sandals

SSENSE Exclusive MOTO-Cab Sandals

SSENSE Exclusive MOTO-Cab Sandals

$195

Suicoke

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Buy at ssense

Suicoke’s iconic MOTO-Cab slide gets an exclusive Green update exclusively for SSENSE. A tonal faux-suede trim complements a black EVA antibacterial rubber footbed — that’s style and substance.

Crocs Classic Clog

Classic Clog

Classic Clog

$45

Crocs

Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

Free Shipping On Orders Over $50

Buy at Urban Outfitters

Crocs have suffered more than a decade of incessant hate for their overt ugliness, but in recent weeks the world is coming round to the shameless, punchy style and undeniable comfort of the design. Think you’re too cool for them? Even Pharrell has donned a pair of bright yellow Crocs during lockdown.

Birkenstock Suede Soft Footbed Boston Clogs

Suede Soft Footbed Boston Clogs

Suede Soft Footbed Boston Clogs

from $145

Birkenstock

(Available at 3 Merchants)
(Available at 3 Merchants)

Birkenstock’s Boston Clogs have been around for a long time and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. A cork sole works in tandem with a rough suede one-piece upper for comfort and durability.

Gucci GG Canvas Slides

GG Canvas Slides

from $490

Gucci

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Gucci may stray from the beaten path from time to time, but when it does classic, it really does classic. This pair of slides feature the legendary Gucci monogram in a beige canvas weave. Look to the delicate leather trim if you had any doubts about the craftsmanship.

DUOltd Bandanna Slides

Bandanna Slides

$582

DUOltd

Buy at Farfetch

Seeing as your feet will be tucked away under the table, this pair of DUOltd Bandana Slides are the ideal webcam-lesson flex. A rubber sole is covered in a velveteen cotton-polyester blend that features a light-blue floral bandana motif.

Needles Butterfly Embroidered Mules

Butterfly Embroidered Mules

$304

Needles

Buy at Farfetch

It turns out that the luxe mule is the wardrobe essential you need for back-to-school (as well as a rounded life in general). If you haven’t already given in to the world of mules, allow Needles to eat you through the door.

Loewe Toes-Embroidered Canvas Loafers

Toes-Embroidered Canvas Loafers

$631

Loewe

Buy at Farfetch

If you don’t like to get your real toes out, allow Loewe to make it look like you do anyway. This pair features an embroidered upper as well as appliqué detailing that catches eyes while a leather sole with embossed branding ensures unmistakable luxury status.

Celine Jacno Calfskin Babouches

Jacno Calfskin Babouches

$640

Celine

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15% Off Your First Purchase 15FIRST

Buy at 24S.com

Celine’s understated style has always brimmed with sophistication, and while we all miss the Phoebe Philo era, this pair of Jacno Calfskin Babouche slippers proves that not all is lost.

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