Slippery because once tried on they felt as soft as bedroom slippers. Shoe horn recommended but once in them I felt cosseted. I have high bridges and slip-ons are usually very tight until worn a few times; not so with these. Stylish, with designer styled stitching which gives the appearance of a tailored shoe. Sturdy where it counts...around the heels and well padded to prevent chafed ankles. They look heavy but are extremely lightweight. The tan shade shown in the picture is a true likeness. Not made in the UK but Vietnam, which is probably why a lot of care has gone into the design and manufacture, and it shows.