Tom’s Paxton slip-on shoe for comfy winter travel

Need to get on a plane this winter? Socially distancing outdoors or cozying up with your pod in a vacation rental or AirBnb? Tom’s Paxton slip-on is the shoe you need for your travel day…and your days by the fireplace.

More substantial than Tom’s signature slip-ons, the Paxton is structured like an ankle boot but fits like a sneaker, with faux fur and a water-resistant suede upper. The shearling lining adds a wintery feel, and keeps your toes warm even if you’re wearing no-show socks. The cushioned insole is removable, though I happily kept mine in, since cushion is what I feel is lacking in most Tom’s shoes. You get a custom-molded rubber outsole that’s ready for any weather, and a 1″ heel.

Mine look super cute with either a skinny jean or leggings and tights, and while they feel a bit like a slipper on the interior, they don’t look like a slipper on the outside, which is a plus when you want to look pulled together for a travel day. They come in five colors, including a classic black (with white outsole), forged iron (dark grey), black metallic, black leather, and sable. (FYI: the sable looks most like a slipper.)

Pick up a pair for $79 on Tom’s, where, as always, you know that you’re paying it forward through Tom’s philanthropic programs. Right now, Tom’s COVID-19 Global Giving Fund is generating $2 million in support of global relief efforts. Over the next few months, they’ll continue to distribute these funds to partners that remain on the frontlines, delivering supplies, building hygiene stations, and so much more.



Amy Whitley is a freelance creative and travel writer and founding editor of the family travel website Pit Stops for Kids. An avid lover of the outdoors, Amy makes her home in Southern Oregon, where she, her husband, and three school-aged children spend much of their time backpacking, camping, skiing, and hiking. When not exploring her own backyard, Amy and her family hit the road for travel reviews of resorts, tour operations, and hotels across the country and abroad. Follow Amy Whitley on Twitter and Facebook.

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