RockDove Women’s Nomad Slipper with Memory Foam
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We help your slippers last longer by crafting them out of machine washable materials. Whether it’s dust, stains, or odors, simply throw them in the wash and they’ll come out looking as good as new. So spend more time relaxing, and less time cleaning.
Machine wash in cold
Set to gentle cycle
Air or line dry preferred
RockDove Slippers Are Built to Last
Durable Indoor Outdoor Sole
The first RockDove slippers were made for outdoor enthusiasts who, even at home, actively shuffle in and out of the house for chores and hobbies. Staying true to our roots, every pair of RockDove’s comes with an indoor outdoor sole. Made of the same natural rubber used in trail running sneakers, they’ll let you walk to the mailbox or backyard without switching shoes. We’ve also added an anti-shock EVA layer to reduce impact when you step on the occasional living room Lego or driveway pebble.
Versatile for indoor outdoor
Anti-skid traction prevents slips and falls
Quiet steps in the bedroom
Non-marking (does not leave marks on the floor)
RockDove was created for five birdwatchers of the Los Angeles Audubon Society in 2002. They were our customers, when we weren’t yet a slipper company, but a beachside workshop in Santa Monica, California that resoled hiking boots. For fifteen years we protected the feet of avid adventurers as they trekked punishing terrains across southern California’s mountains and deserts. As their local shoe cobbler, when customers had footwear needs, they came to us. And over time they asked for something that was badly missing, not in their time conquering the outdoors but in their lives at home—quality indoor shoes to console their high-mileage, trail-weary feet. So for Christmas that year, we handmade five pairs of slippers for our long time Audubon customers using a low-cut boot last.
Shoe brands in southern California, where sunny beaches and flip flops rule, don’t pay much attention to slippers. So we had little to build on. However, we did know how to make comfortable, long lasting footwear. Using mattress memory foam, gel insoles, anti-shock cushioning from hiking boots, and more, we designed slippers with the goal of comforting extremely tired feet. Two months later when we sent out a newsletter about our little experiment, customers responded with 350 mail orders. We named our slippers after the most mundane bird we knew, the rock dove (pigeon) often seen strutting the boardwalks of Santa Monica Pier. They’re a memento of where we’re from and what we represent.
Inspired by Adventure, Made for the Everyday
To this day our legacy of creating footwear as if for the most exhausted, adventure-wearied feet lives on. But adventure isn’t always hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Everyone lives their own version of it, every single day. We make slippers so that anyone who’s on their feet all day—not just passionate outdoorsmen but teachers, chefs, nurses, cashiers, traffic cops, postal workers, and more—can count on switching into the world’s most comfortable slippers once they get home.
The Sweet Spot Comfort Level
Our quest to get comfort down to a science pushed us to become one of the earliest adopters of high-density memory foam in slippers. In 2004, we reached out to local sleep experts at the Long Beach Mattress Company to source their memory foam toppers, which we then molded into insoles. But mattress comfort didn’t exactly translate to slipper comfort. So we obsessively tweaked the density and firmness ratings of our foams to create that “sweet spot” level: one that offers incredible comfort, yet not so much cushioning that you’ll feel like walking in quicksand. Today, at the heart of each RockDove slipper is a multilayered foam construction—a 40-70D memory foam pressure-mapped to every part of the plantar aspect, a support foam that adds firmness, and an anti-shock EVA layer.
Product Dimensions:9.8 x 7.87 x 3.5 inches; 12.35 Ounces
Date First Available:July 12, 2020
CLOSED HEEL – These slippers hug your feet entirely so they won’t fly off when walking, especially on stairs. Made of soft uppers, you can also step over the back and wear them as slip-ons, for times when you need to quickly slip them on and go.
TOASTY WARM – Covered in plush sherpa fleece from inside to outside, this slipper will wrap your feet in a cocoon of warmth so they’ll never feel cold.
CLOUDLIKE – Midsole padded with high-density memory foam and two support foams for extra cushioning; conforms to the curves of your underfoot to evenly distribute stress. Once worn you’ll never want to take them off – they’re that comfortable.
VERSATILE – Rubber outsole lets you step anywhere from bedroom to outdoors without switching shoes, useful for times when you need to step out for quick errands; also makes a great camp or dorm slipper that’s easy to pack up (no need to ever worry about damaging or creasing the material).
DURABLE – Sole is joined to the upper via sewn side seams (not glued on), greatly improving the durability of the slipper; they’re also machine washable so simply throw them in the wash and they’ll come out as good as new; 100% vegan-friendly: contains no animal parts.