At RockDove, we celebrate the small, everyday experiences.
The most ordinary household items can impact our daily well-being. The RockDove team is driven by the belief that by improving these everyday essentials and the experiences they enrich, we can better the whole.
We make 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
We get that some people like to be in their slippers all the time, everywhere in the house. And given the level of comfort that RockDove’s are known for, we can’t blame you for never wanting to take them off. With increased usage, however, usually comes increased pilling, loose threads, and dust collection, especially with knitwear. These factors can make your slippers look worn with age. RockDove slippers, however, are made to last. We prolong its lifespan by:
- Using anti-pilling acrylic yarn that prevents the upper from “fuzzing”
- (and less fuzz means attracting less dust and hairs)
- Knitting tightly with even tension to reduce loose stitches and snags
- Reinforcing edges with sewn side seams
Step Outside with Ease
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. They 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.
Cherish 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.
Give the Gift of Downtime
This holiday season, give someone you care about a gift that’ll instantly warm their heart (and feet). Or convert that man in your life who’s never been a “slipper person” and always worn shoes in the house. Let their cold, hardworking, and aching feet experience that incredible “ahh…” feeling upon stepping into a pair of RockDove’s for the first time. For couples, check out our matching men’s and women’s styles. For families, pick a different color for everyone and create oh-so-cute family photos.
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.
As cozy as your favorite sweater, they’ll keep your feet comfy and warm
Indoor outdoor nonslip sole lets you walk anywhere from bedroom to briefly outside the house; perfect for fetching the morning paper or mail
High density memory foam footbed cushions your every step like pillows under your feet; supported by extra layers of support foam and shock-reducing EVA
Minor arch support helps relieve common foot pains (e.g. plantar fasciitis) from standing or walking all day; compressible foam eases swollen pains from edema or diabetic feet
Hand knitted upper repels dust and hair; machine washable in case they get stained or dirty; convert to girls sizing by subtracting 2 from our women’s sizes; for example, the women’s 5-6 is equivalent to a girls size 3-4
Specification: RockDove Women’s Fair Isle Sweater Knit Memory Foam Slipper
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