Do you wear house slippers? We switch out of street shoes at the door for several reasons. It means less mopping. It got us in the habit of putting our shoes away right away; they are never abandoned somewhere, looking messy. And most importantly, it's comfy. As Maxwell says in the Apartment Therapy book, "Removing your shoes at the door is a good habit to get into. It underscores the separation between the outside world and the inside of your home, is easier on your floors and it keeps your apartment cleaner". We really like our current pair, but they are starting to get the first signs of holey-ness, so are thinking about these felt slippers from Pia Wallen for the future.
Available in a unisex style or a ballerina flat (both $65.), they are made from Swedish felt with zig zag stitching, have soles with rubber dots for durability and are washable. They come in black (unisex only), white, grey and red. And if there are any kids and babies on your shopping list, the tiny ones are adorable!