There’s nothing like slipping your feet into a good pair of slippers or moccasins when you want to relax. Sadly, the market is flooded with low-quality products that don’t offer great comfort or durability. That’s why we took the time to find all the slippers and moccasins made in the USA. Through rigorous research, we put together a list of tough, stylish, and comfortable footwear. Let’s dive in.
Complete List of Slipper and Moccasin Brands Made in the USA
All American Clothing Co. is an online wholesaler that works with many of the slippers and mocassins brands featured in our research that are made in the USA. Their entire inventory is focused on American manufacturing, and they offer affordable prices, too.
Russell Moccasin Co. is based in Wisconsin and makes incredibly durable mocassins in low-top and high-top varieties. They are made from smooth but tough leather outsoles and a bullhide leather sole.
These handcrafted men’s moccasins from Itasca are made from fine leather and designed to offer comfortable performance. They feature double rubber soles built for indoor and outdoor walking with a grippy texture to help with traction on smooth surfaces like hardwood. The moccasins feature 100% natural leather uppers made from full-grain cowhide for tough performance. This footwear is made with a slip-on style that’s convenient for quick use. They have an authentic look, are available in different color finishes and can be sized well for most feet. They’re tough and should hold up well through extended use as well. These moccasins are costly, but they are made to be worth the investment for their durability and usability.
The American-made sock slippers from Janska are designed to keep your feet warm and comfortable at home. These slipper socks are made from soft-touch fleece and very gripping soles to give better traction on smooth surfaces. They feature heavy stitching, double-layered fleece bottoms, and a thicker cuff around the upward edge, so they shouldn’t be as prone to tears and holes as other socks. The slippers are built to last, and they’re engineered for comfort as well – seams are kept smooth inside. They’re offered in seven different colors and four different sizes.
Steger Mukluks and Moccasins are smooth everyday footwear made from tough moose hide. They come in earthy tones and showcase the rich appearance of the natural hide. Each of these moccasins features thick rubber soles with moose hide uppers. They manage to remain cool when used during warmer weather and offer insulation for cooler weather as well. They are suitable for outdoor wear and will provide the most comfort in moderate to cool temperatures.
You can make the most of tough, but supple sheepskin with the slippers from North Star Trading Co. Their Seattle Scoots are our favorites – these slippers are fitted with a thin EVA sole that’s slightly ridged for better gripping potential. They are offered in standard shoe sizes, making it simpler to get an accurate fit. The slippers are only sold in whole sizes though, so you will have to purchase the next size up if you normally go with half sizes. Each pair is seamless inside and made of soft-touch material in every area where they will come into contact with your skin to offer maximum comfort.
We had the pleasure of chatting with North Star’s Nick VanDyke recently, who gave us some insights into their American roots. “This is our 40th year in business here in the Pacific Northwest. We had the good fortune to grow and evolve in the tight-knit craft community of the Pike Place Market in Seattle and, to this day, still hand-make everything on nearby Whidbey Island. Ours is a family company, and over the years, we have continued to develop an amazing relationship with our customers. It is our hope that everyone who orders from us will enjoy their slippers/hats so much that they HAVE to share the experience with the ones they love.”
These versatile full leather moccasins are for men or women and are made of four different layers of leather and use a mix of bull hide leather and deer leather for a soft, but tough quality. Each moccasin is fitted with a triple leather sole, complete with a resilient 8 to 9-ounce bull hide upper, vamp, and outsole. These moccasins also feature hand-stitched construction using tough rawhide. They’re made in a similar style to classic moccasins and feature enough leather hide to hold up to outdoor use. Using deer hide makes these moccasins supple and breathable whilst also keeping your feet warm.
American-made WindWalkers slippers are made with either leather or sheepskin, making them durable, but also soft. The footwear made for older children comes with leather soles, while the slippers for infants and toddlers are equipped with a sheepskin sole. These slippers are designed to be quick and convenient to slip on and can hold up over time. Please note – these slippers aren’t made using exact sizing, so you may need to take some time to figure out the right size you need.
Sundance Sheepskin & Leather is handmaking sheepskin mocassins, boots, slippers, and other shoes all right here in the USA with American-sourced sheepskins and leather. They’ve been doing it for over 40 years and have a wide selection to choose from for men, women, and kids.
Footwear by Footskins plays the middle-ground between bedroom mocassins and loafers for a casual night out. Their mocassins have a durable construction to them and are super comfy for any casual occasion.
Easymoc has some great mocassins that are handsewn in their Maine facility with US-sourced materials, although not everything they sell is made domestically. Fortunately, the country of origin is clearly stated on all the product pages on their website.
Queen City Footwear makes leather house shoes from field and saddle leather that have a great combination of softness and durability. They have high-tops, loafers, and “Mules” (almost no back to the shoe) to choose from in a small variety of colors. These slippers slip on and off very easily, but fit snugly, so you feel secure when you’re walking around.
High Plains Sheepskin is a small company in Montana that makes beautiful, cozy sheepskin slippers. They only use American-sourced sheepskin and have lots of great styles for adults and kids.
How To Find Slippers Made in the USA
Doing some shopping and research of your own? Here are our tips for finding American made mocassins and slippers, which include a lot of the factors that go into our research on material sourcing, assembly, and more.
What Does “Made in the USA” Mean?
First, let’s define “made in the USA.” According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), “made in the USA” means “all or virtually all” of the product is made in the United States. So, everything from the sourcing of the materials to the actual manufacturing of the product should take place in the USA.
For more information about the “made in the USA” label, check out our article on how to find products that are made in the USA.
The first step in finding US-made slippers is researching the raw materials of the product. Below is a list of the materials commonly used in slippers to help you find the right product.
The US has a 21 billion-dollar cotton industry and is a world leader in producing cotton, coming in third behind China and India. Because the USA is such a significant player, finding locally grown and produced cotton for your slippers should be relatively easy, especially compared to other synthetic materials like polyester. However, it’s always best to check the label before you buy to ensure the slippers are made from US-sourced cotton.
Australia is the world leader when it comes to wool production. However, the United States doesn’t rank too far behind, coming in third and making around 17% of the world’s wool, which is not an insignificant amount. So, although finding US-made wool may be more difficult than cotton, it is still entirely feasible with some research.
If you are after a quality pair of slippers, leather may be the way to go. However, keep in mind that the quality of leather can vary. Look specifically for full-grain leather if you are after the highest quality. If that is too far out of your budget, look for top-grain leather – this is still good quality leather but may be altered. Whichever leather you go for, try to avoid genuine leather as it is an umbrella term and does not technically even have to be cowhide.
Exotic leathers are likely sourced from overseas, so it is best to avoid these. Instead, look specifically for cowhide.
Although China is the world’s largest leather producer, the United States is also a significant leather producer on the world stage. So, finding US-made leather shouldn’t be overly complicated.
To find slippers made in the USA, you must pay attention to the labeling. Title 19 Chapter 4 Section 1304 of the United States Code specifies that all imported products need to be labeled as such. And when looking for US-made slippers, look specifically for the FTC-protected “made in the USA” label.
However, it is important to note that the “made in the USA” label does not have a pre-approval process. This means that the companies are responsible for correctly using the label. And ultimately, the consumer is responsible for notifying the FTC of any incorrect usage of the label.
Also, watch out for labels that use confusing words to trick you into thinking the product is made in the USA. For example, labels like “designed in the USA” and “assembled in the USA” mean only some parts of the product’s manufacturing take place in the United States. Another example is the “made in America” label. This label is misleading as America also includes Canada and Mexico, meaning the product may not be actually made in the USA.
Similarly, some companies may use the American flag on a product’s label to confuse consumers into thinking their products are American-made. But watch out for these, as the American flag on labels is not regulated. So, just because you see it on the label does not automatically mean the product is made in the United States.
Here are some more tips to keep in mind to help you find American made slippers.
Research the Company Online
Visit the company’s website to learn more about the origin of the slippers you are looking to buy. The “About Us” section may offer helpful insights into any questions you might have.
It is important to remember that companies do not have to state the country of origin of any product listed online, only on the physical product itself. And since “made in the USA” is a huge selling point, if you don’t find any information regarding the country of origin, the slippers are likely made overseas.
Call the Company
For the fastest response to your questions, you can call the company directly. They should be able to give you the information you need regarding the country of origin of their slippers.
Slippers and Moccasins Not Made in the USA
Here are some popular slipper and moccasin brands we came across in our research that are not made in the USA. We’ll keep updating this list as we find more.
- UGG – Mostly made in China (about 96% are made in Asia) but also in Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
- Allbirds – Made in South Korea and Vietnam.
- Parachute – Made in Turkey.
- Sorel – Made in Vietnam (85%), and China (10%).
- L.L. Bean – Most slippers are listed as “imported”.
- Minnetonka – Made in the Dominican Republic, and China.
- Glerups – Made in Denmark.
- Skechers – Made in China and Vietnam.