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on July 27, 2013
I got these for my father. There are some expensive adjustable slippers out there. I took a chance on these reasonably priced ones instead of checking local medical supply stores. They fit good and look as shown. They seem to have an indoor sole without excessive traction, unlike rubber, which I think is good. They make backless slippers with high traction rubber soles that fall off too easily and might have been why my father fell in one of those. Even though these have backs, it may be good that they slide on the floor a bit more than rubber because in certain situations my father uses them as backless slippers and folds the back down, like in the middle of the night when going to the bathroom or when coming out of the shower.
The downside is that they smelled pretty bad when I first opened the bag they came in, and the bottom was gooey from the Made In China sticker. It's like someone dunked the sticker in a tub of glue and slopped it on the sole. It wasn't even firmly attached. I'll probably try to wash the smell out of them. I bet there should be one of those Proposition 65 warnings on them.
Update: I saw the padding after about 1-1/2 years when I noticed the sole cracked at the back of both heals (I'm not sure when they first cracked) and there was a very thin piece of foam inside, and I think cardboard. Some of my father's old, cheap slippers had 1/2" heals that conformed to his foot a little. These have practically nothing, but he never complained. I fixed the cracking with Shoe Goo. When I washed them with the cracked sole, they took more than two days to air dry. I fixed the sole with Shoe Goo when still damp because my father needed them. The foot bed is fabric and I think they can get wet inside and dry eventually even with an intact sole. A year and a half later he's still wearing them but if he didn't fold down the back and use them as backless slippers half the time, they'd probably be worn beyond repair by now.