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What are Acorn Slippers?

By Sandra Koehler
Updated May 21, 2024
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The founder of Acorn, David Quinn, started his company in 1976 in Lewistown, Maine with the slipper sock. His goal was to bring “Comfort on Earth”, now the company’s motto, through high quality, versatile footwear. Since its humble beginnings, Acorn has expanded to include the slipper socks, traditional and indoor/outdoor slippers. Acorn even provides NASA astronauts with the slipper socks they use on their missions.

Through the years, Acorn slippers have remained committed to the mission of providing comfortable yet stylish socks and slippers of the highest quality. Their designs are varied and encompass consumer input and opinions so as to fit into any lifestyle’s needs. Each slipper is hand sewn, most with detailed seamwork designs.

Each product offered by Acorn has options. Take the slipper sock. There is the traditional fleece or fleece with leather side walls and suede leather soles for waterproof, skid proof inside-outside durability.

Acorn slippers also come in a variety of designs. There is the traditional slip-on or slides, mules and scuffs. Then there are styles ranging from ballet to Mary Janes to spa slippers, from moccasin-style to wraps to booties. All slippers boast weather proof soles with skid resistant treads for indoor or outdoor use. All slippers come in a variety of colors and patterns from basic blacks and browns to solid bright colors and festive patterns.

Other features offered by Acorn slippers include Berber terry, for comfort; double layered fleece and sheepskin, to provide warmth and comfort; and memory foam, for maximum comfort and relaxation of the feet, depending on the slipper. Many even come with an enhanced raised heel for foot support and stability.

Acorn slippers even offer an eco-friendly collection where all the footwear is made from all natural, renewable, biodegradable materials. Their vegan collection encompasses footwear made without any animal by products or animal testing.

All Acorn slippers and socks are machine washable and made to last, and are available in children’s, women’s and men’s sizes and styles. Socks cost around $15.00 US Dollars (USD). Slipper prices depend on the style and added features, like comfort cushion insoles versus memory foam. Slipper prices range from $25.00 US Dollars (USD) for basic footwear, to $70.00 US Dollars (USD) for sheepskin booties. The average price range is between $35.00 to $45.00 US Dollars (USD).

All Acorn foot wear is 100% guaranteed. All products have a warranty against any manufacturing defects that may occur outside of normal wear and tear. Exchanges or returns can be made at the store of purchase.

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Discussion Comments

By Saraq90 — On Nov 25, 2011

I love to feel cozy and warm. I love to bundle up in fleece everything when winter comes. I love to keep myself covered, from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet.

I especially love wearing slippers in the fall and winter, that way I can comfortably move around my house and outside, if it is a short distance, like to mailbox and back.

I think I am going to order myself a nice pair of Acorn slippers for an early Christmas gift. Anyone have suggestions on which kind of Acorn slippers to purchase?

I normally just get a cheap pair each year, that I end up tossing out at the end of winter, as they usually wear out by then.

I think it is great that Acorn Slippers have not only factored in great quality, but also a nice, fair price. Think about it, if they last for ten years, like someone posted, which means that is around five dollars a year, if you get a fifty dollar pair.

The cheapest pair of slippers I usually buy are ten to twenty dollars, and they only last me a year, so technically I would be saving more per year investing in a better brand, like Acorn Slippers.

If I end up liking them, I know the perfect gift to give my family and friends. You really usually can not go wrong getting people slippers, as most people love to feel comfy, cozy, and pampered on a regular basis.

By Speechie — On Nov 24, 2011

I have not ever been a fan of socks or slippers, especially indoors. I get warm very easily, so I would rather be cold than warm. I don't see that changing anytime soon, so for me this product would probably be a bad investment.

However, many of my family members are cold-natured and love nothing more than being all comfy, cozy and warm. It is difficult to decide what to get for them for Christmas, as they seem to have most of what they need and aren't very materialistic.

I think this year for Christmas I am going to invest in getting some Acorn slippers for my family, as they love to wear them around the house, even in the warmer months. I have heard a lot of great reviews on Acorn slippers so it seems like the best bet.

I also have seen quite an array of different Acorn slippers, and also an array of colors and designs. I think this important, that way you can even personalize a slipper.

It seems like the rubber sole makes these things really durable and safe. If NASA members wear them, my family should too!

By golf07 — On Nov 24, 2011

My husband never wore slippers until we moved from Arizona to Wisconsin. After the first winter, I bought him a pair of acorn men's slippers.

I really didn't know if he would wear them or not, but now he wears them all the time around the house. I think the hard sole is one thing he really likes about them.

He says they feel more like a shoe than a slipper. He has even worn them to take out the garbage and grab the newspaper.

They come in so many different styles and colors, that even if someone doesn't think they like slippers, you should find at least one style that someone would like.

By SarahSon — On Nov 24, 2011

If you want something very warm for your feet, you might want to try a pair of acorn fleece slippers.

My feet are cold almost all year long, but especially in the winter. I don't want to turn up the thermostat just to keep my feet warm.

My husband gave me a pair of these slippers for Christmas, and they are the warmest slippers I have ever worn.

I wear them all around the house and have never had any trouble with the sole being too slippery. When I am home, they are the first thing I put on in the morning, and the last thing I take off before going to bed.

By ysmina — On Nov 23, 2011

@fify-- I live in Colorado and I'm a stay at home mom. Our house is not cold but my feet are always freezing for some reason so I wear the Acorn Slipper Sock all the time.

It's just like a wool sock but it has a suede sole so that you don't have to be barefoot. I think our feet catch a lot of cold from the ground, so it's a tremendous help to have that sole.

The other great part is that your socks never get dirty! I know you said you ordered one already but if you decide to get another pair, I think you will like the Slipper Sock too. Just make sure to get one size too big because they're made kind of tight.

By turquoise — On Nov 22, 2011

@fify-- Yea, Acorn slippers are fantastic and they really do last long. I had one that lasted me ten years! I'm on my second one now. It's also a great Christmas gift. I generally buy several every year and gift them to the family. I got some Acorn kids slippers for my grand kids last year and I hear they wear them all the time now.

The one thing that worries me about Acorn is that they are not made in the USA anymore. I noticed it last year when I went to the store to check out the new designs and noticed that it said "Made in China" underneath.

Boy was that a shock! It's disappointing to see a great American brand like that being made in China. But I guess it's the nature of economics.

By fify — On Nov 21, 2011

I don't usually wear anything other than socks when I'm home. But for the last couple of years, we've been renting a mountain cabin for the holidays where it gets pretty cold and there is no carpeting in the cabin.

It's not very comfortable to be in shoes all the time, so I think it's time to get some slippers. I've checked out various different kinds online and I think Acorn women's slippers are the best. I also read some reviews on it and people often mention that they can wear them for years and they replace them when they're worn out.

I think the fleece and sheepskin ones sound perfect for the cabin! I just put in a order for them, I can't wait to get them and try them out! I hope they're really warm and cozy.

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