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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.
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.
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.
Cherishing Life's Mundane Moments
Most of us are so engaged in the daily 9-to-5 that the quality of our downtime often gets overlooked. RockDove was created to improve your 5-to-9 so you can recharge and keep going the next day. Before you embark on that next adventure or restart the daily grind, take time to cherish the more mundane moments of your life, and the little things that make them whole. A good pair of slippers, perhaps. RockDove’s are made for your après adventure, the time when you’re done defying nature or saving the world.
Mundane Doesn't Mean Boring Looking
Most people see slippers and think “they’re just slippers.” And comfort is the only thing that matters, right? We don't think so. Based in the West Coast's fashion capital, we're constantly scouting the newest fabrics from LA’s Fashion District and star-inspired shoe trends from Hollywood just 25 miles down Santa Monica Boulevard. From designer silhouettes, vibrant colors, to bold prints that never before found their way onto slippers, RockDove is out to prove that mundane can be beautiful.
Heart of a Slipper, Sole of a Sneaker
The first RockDove's were made for our outdoor-loving clients 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 also added an anti-shock EVA layer to reduce impact when you step on the occasional living room Lego or driveway pebble.
These slippers are comfortable, warm, and cushioned with memory foam. They're fairly lightweight so they don't clomp clomp clomp on the floor, nor do they drag. They fit snug on your feet. If you have very wide feet or you wear socks with your slippers, make sure to size up. Otherwise, they fit very true to size. My parents love these slippers and they enjoy coming home to them after a long day at work.
Bought these about a month ago. I am a size 6 and bought the 5-6 and fit fine at first and were soft and comfortable. There is very little support in these slippers although the sole is soft. The reason for the lower review is that they are now stretched out and have a tendency to fly off as you walk. The little support they had from the foam is now gone. My feet have started hurting when I have to wear any length of time. If you walk outside and have a gravel walkway you can feel the the stones now too. I would have thought these would have lasted longer by the glowing reviews for this line of slippers. Therefore the poor rating. Back on Amazon buying a new pair of slippers from another manufacturer.
I thought these slippers were nice and stylish, especially for the price. The seemed pretty soft and comfy too. Then, after wearing them for about an hour, my wife realized that they were not evenly formed on the arches. One had a huge bump, and the other had a small arch. It could be felt easily with our fingers, but she didn’t think to check before wearing them. I returned them and bought a different brand.
I was tired of my 20+ dollar bedroom shoes wearing out so quickly so I gave these a try at a much cheaper price. I hardly notice the difference between these and the more expensive brand. They are very warm and cushiony and so far are behaving like the other brands...you know...wonderfully cushiony when you first get them and eventually you settle into them. I figured if all the slippers are going to do this then why not save money and purchase a cheaper brand. To my great pleasure it is made of good quality materials and i love the way they feel on my feet. They hug just nicely and look great on. Purchase these. You wont regret it!
I had to get new slippers. I originally bought Isotoner's before the pandemic. They did not last a full six months. So I bought a pair of these for a friend. He liked them and they are still comfortable and not falling apart because of use. I thought well I'll give them a try for women and so far no complaints and they haven't started unthreading. I was dissapointed with the brand Isotoner they seem to have been cheaply made but these RockDove women's are holding up.
Although warm, and contoured for a good fit, these slippers are too short; so, are not true to size. Important to note: NO supportive insole layer between outsole and the thin padding, like some type of cushiony flip-flop material. There's no "noiseless" stepping, as the outsole is definitely NOT constructed with any material that could possibly perform according to the claim. The style is cute, but not worth it, because the back edge of the slipper feels like a cloth covered Lego, or, a vertically placed plastic picnic knife---that is not an experience that anyone should have to risk. Really, that back edge should have a warning, like: don't step on the hot lava.
They stretch out and fly off my feet so I feel like I have to curl my toes under to try to keep them on. The sole is quite sturdy, but not enough cushion and if your heel hits the outer edge it hurts
I actually bought these for my 9yo son who wears a boys 5 1/2, after buying the same pair of slippers for men in the smallest size which ended up being huge on him.
They are warm and I can just slip them on/off. I don't walk in them, they are not stable enough for that. But I just use them for keeping my feet warm when I sit in my chair. They are perfect for that! Love them. They also fit my very wide feet.
Excelentes pantuflas, muy abrigadas, blandas y con suela. Con el consejo de otros compradores compré una talla más (yo soy 36,5 y compré 37-38) y me quedaron perfectas.
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