Is there anyThing better than a warm pair of slippers on a winter morning? (I mean before you get to your coffee.) If so, I'd be hard-pressed to tell you what that Thing would be. After all, slippers are the only Thing between you and the shock of a cold, cold floor when you wake up. I don't know about you, but I can do without a freezing foot-shock first thing in the morning!
A few fun facts about indoor footwear: today's slippers are descended from sandals invented by the ancient Egyptians, who were also astronomers, engineers and artists and apparently did not enjoy cold toes, either. Some say slippers were invented by the Japanese because some western visitors did not like to remove their shoes upon entering a home, an important custom in that culture. The earliest recorded description of a slipper was written in 1135, which talked of two types of slippers seen in what is now Vietnam.
These days slippers are any footwear meant for indoor use only. They've come a long way from the plain old sandal, too. Now you can get slippers in all kinds of styles - from delicate silk ballet slippers to fuzzy boots and everyThing in between. But for me, slippers only have to satisfy two criteria: they have to keep my paws warm and they have to have claws.
See you next week,