I didn't think I'd be able to make my husband stop wearing his beat up old Hush Puppy slippers that dated back to about 1998. But then I got him these and he loves them. They're sturdy enough to wear outside (eg on runs to the trash can!) yet comfortable around the home. They look nice and seem like they'll last a good long while. The lining is faux, not real sheepskin but on your feet you don't really notice the difference. The soles have a little bit of a platform to them so if it ever rains here (Southern California, so far no rain this winter!) then the suede sides of the slippers shouldn't get wet as long as he doesn't tread in a big puddle.