Slippers are a must in Korea since you have to take your shoes off when you enter a home~ you could use some ugly old simple slippers, but why not use something a bit cuter?? Here are some of my favorites! ♥ Keep in mind, Koreans often have a pair for the house, an extra cheap pair or two for guests, a plastic pair in the bathroom, and often a plastic pair for the patio area if you are lucky enough to have one of those!
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BTW~ Totally not just me leaving out other animals, but so many slippers in Korea seem to have just cats (usually black) or bunnies on them if it is a critter!
Cute fluffy bow pair with nubs for cleaning your floor underneath~ Multitasking!!
The Korean chain ArtBox has tons of cute designs worth checking out!
If you are having a hard time finding cute slippers the best places to look are places like Art*Box and E-mart! They often sell really cute ones for about 10,000 won or less ($10) or you can always order a pair online. I like to get very soft slippers for my house, so since many styles are a bit more firm I prefer to check them out and give them a squish in the store before I buy a pair.
You can also buy lots of really cute mini racks for your doorway to keep your pretty slippers as well! I need one of these since mine end up in a pile all over the place from kicking them on and off ^^;
Here are my house slippers!!
I found them at 동대문 Dongdaemun on one of the tippy top floors that sells house stuff sometimes for 10,000 won ♥
And here are my cute 화장실용 슬리퍼 bathroom slippers, they are so awesome haha!! I got these at E-mart for just a few won.. maybe 5,000 or something.
Last amusing tidbit, almost everyone in Korea seems to own one pair of 3 stripe sandals You know, they kinda look like the Adidas ones from forever ago~ Anyway, these are random bathroom shoes and kinda “I don’t give a shit” shoes for running to the store across the street for milk, bath house, or just a sloppy day it seems.
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Also Crocs, LOTS of little kids wear those~ which makes a lot of sense since they have to kick shoes on and off all day especially in the summer. You can find types of three stripe shoes everyplace around here for just a few bucks, and what is fun is they really come in every color under the rainbow! Around my area we sometimes have a man in a truck who sells pretty much JUST this shoe and makes a living… I really need to pick up a pink pair or something for those scrubby or rainy days.
Do you have a cute pair of slippers or wear them inside your house? Even back in California, Nara and I had all of our shoes in the doorway for the most part. It really helps keep the house… or at least the rug a lot cleaner. The Streets in Korea are VERY dirty with spit and Garbage, so if you live here it really makes a LOT of sense not to wear your shoes inside the house.