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Slippers are light shoes which are easy to put on and take off and usually worn indoors.
The following is a partial list of different types of slippers:
Another example is the evening slipper, also known as the Prince Albert slipper. It is made of velvet with leather soles and features a grosgrain bow or the wearer’s initials embroidered in gold.
In India, slippers are generally made of rubber and are called rubber chappals.
Some slippers are made to resemble something other than a slipper, and are sold as a novelty item. The slippers are usually made from soft and colourful materials, and commonly come in the shapes of animals, animal paws, vehicles, cartoon characters, etc.
IN POPULAR CULTURE
The fictional character Cinderella is said to have worn glass slippers; in modern parlance they would probably be called glass high heels. This motif was introduced in Charles Perrault's 1697 version of the tale, "Cendrillon ou la petite pantoufle de verre" ("Cinderella, or The Little Glass Slipper"). For some years it was debated that this detail was a mistranslation and the slippers in the story were instead made of fur (French: vair), but this interpretation has since been discredited by folklorists.
Derek "The Slipper Man" Fan holds the Guinness World Records record for wearing a pair of dress slippers for 23 years straight as of June 30, 2007.
The ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz sold for a record $165,000.
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