élé INSIDERS

Argentinian House Shoe

Colorful Comfort

élé INSIDERS are a whole new footwear category—slip-on shoes that are casual, comfy, and can be worn just about anywhere.

They’re durably made with soft jersey lining and memory foam insoles that conform to your feet but regain their shape when you take them off. It’s a detail that’s got purpose, helping these anywhere shoes
last longer and maintain their structure, too. The flexible rubber soles add support while the bright colors feature contrasting piping and accents—giving them a cheerful vibe.

Founder Jonathan Newman created élé INSIDERS based on popular house shoes he saw in Argentina. Think of them as casual, in-between shoes that still look pulled together. They are comfortable enough to wear around the house, and sophisticated enough to wear out and about. Just be sure to keep them out of the rain or snow.

Whether you’re putting your feet up or running errands, INSIDERS make whatever you’re doing comfortable.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Edie
    Edie

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce élé INSIDERS to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/13/2015 11:58 PM

    What do you see as the advantages of élé over other lounge footwear like…dare I say…slippers?

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/13/2015 11:59 PM

    Dare we say…INSIDERS provide the style solution that slippers do not. Complete your outfit…work at home…go to the gym…run an errand. You are not wearing slippers…you are completing your outfit!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/13/2015 11:59 PM

    What was the toughest part about bringing élé to life?

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 12:00 AM

    Creating a product with high quality materials at a targeted and competitive price point was critical. We spent considerable time achieving this.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/14/2015 12:00 AM

    What does it mean to you to be launching on The Grommet and what do you expect the feedback from the community to be like?

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 12:00 AM

    Launching on the Grommet is a testimony that new emerging companies have an audience that applauds entrepreneurial ideals and great consumer appeal. We LOVE what The Grommet stands for!!! The ele INSIDERS team looks forward to hearing from our fans and followers!

  • Liz
    Liz
    12/14/2015 10:28 AM

    Is there a men's version of the house shoe? They would be perfect for my husband! Thanks

  • michael
    michael
    12/14/2015 10:35 AM

    @Liz Yes please make these for men. Wonderful for travel -

    THANK YOU! - Michael / NYC

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 10:46 AM

    @michael We will be planning expansions into mens and childrens in the near future...stay tuned! Tango is a great alternative for men available now!!! great fit!!!

  • Mary
    Mary
    12/14/2015 10:43 AM

    Are they washable?

    Mary

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 10:48 AM

    @Mary Yes...they are machine washable and recommend air dry!

  • Lyn
    Lyn
    12/14/2015 10:49 AM

    Are they machine washable?

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 10:53 AM

    @Lyn Yes...they are machine washable and recommend air dry. With many tests...all turn out GREAT!

  • Deanna
    Deanna
    12/14/2015 4:23 PM

    @Edie If they are washable, why do you have to keep them away from rain or snow?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/14/2015 5:41 PM

    Hi Deanna, the gentle nature of a washing machine treats ele INSIDERS better than Mother Nature herself. Just like you would nice shoes, you want to protect them from extreme elements.

  • Katherine
    Katherine
    12/14/2015 10:58 AM

    Depending on the shoe, I sometimes wear an 8 and sometimes 8 1/2. Should I order up or down? Does the foot sweat a lot in these?

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 11:02 AM

    @Katherine

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 11:07 AM

    @Edie Hi Katherine. I would recommend ordering up. Our shoes do run small so I would recommend ordering a L.

    Comfort is important for ele INSIDERS...sweat is not a problem. Great question.

  • Kenneth
    Kenneth
    12/14/2015 11:11 AM

    @Edie

  • Kenneth
    Kenneth
    12/14/2015 11:03 AM

    Good morning- Can you purchase "Just" the Memory Foams by themselves? As, Dare I Say-for another pair of shoes/sneakers.

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 11:07 AM

    @Kenneth

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 11:10 AM

    @Edie Hi Kenneth..sorry to say that the memory foam is not available on it's own...however perhaps a pair of tangos in your size would do the trick :-)

  • June
    June
    12/14/2015 11:06 AM

    Does the cuff on the bootie turn up. I too, am interested in sizing.

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 11:18 AM

    @June Hi June...Yes, the cuff does turn up. Looks and feels great both ways!

    Sizing...if you are a 6.1/2 you should order a M, if your are a 8 1/2 you should order a L, if you are a 10 1/2 you should order an XL. They comfort factor is very important...INSIDERS are cozy...enjoy the fit!

  • Stacey
    Stacey
    12/14/2015 11:21 AM

    Do these come in a style for men?

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 11:26 AM

    @Stacey Hi Stacey...Currently we are focusing on Women's INSIDERS...However, Men's styles will be in development soon. Stay tuned!

  • Guest
    Guest
    12/14/2015 11:31 AM

    I have tried to purchase theses slippers but you do not ship to a post office box in

    Vermont NOR to my address in Quebec Canada. How do I purchase the item?

  • Guest
    Guest
    12/14/2015 11:33 AM

    When can I ex[ect an answer to my question

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 11:48 AM

    @Guest Hi!!! Trying to find an alternative option for you other than our fedex preferred shipping. Do you have a street address in the US to ship to?

  • Terry
    Terry
    12/14/2015 11:50 AM

    I have very wide feet. I normally wear a 7 1/2 extra wide. Would the large size fit my foot?

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 11:55 AM

    @Terry Hi Terry...The large size would most likely accommodate your shoe size. I think the Medium would be tight. We would love for you to find comfort in an INSIDER ...what style are you considering?

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 12:37 PM

    Terry...are there brands that you buy from that we can compare information with? We would love to give you the best indication of what would fit most comfortably.

  • Terry
    Terry
    12/14/2015 12:53 PM

    @Edie Aetrex, Propet, Naturalizer, Crocs -- Normally I buy on zappos and send a lot of shoes back before I can find a fit. The booties appeal most. Getting it on is one thing, not having a lot of excess "toe room" is another. Sometimes a men's shoe fits best, but not many places carry men's shoes in that small a size!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/14/2015 4:44 PM

    Thanks for the comment, Terry! And great timing as Edie and co. prepare to expand their sizing to men's. We like seeing ideas getting thrown around on here and this kind of quality feedback is what our Makers find so valuable on launch day. I think it's safe to add Edie to that list!

  • Linda
    Linda
    12/14/2015 12:38 PM

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, Edie and Johnathan! These insiders are a hit with everyone I have sent them to including my mom, sister, and friends. I am also in love! They simply hug and cushion your feet and are so easy to slip on when I am in a rush to walk the dogs, going to yoga, or simply enjoying relaxation time at home. I also adore that they are fun and fashionable unlike an old pair of knock around sneakers which seem to be the norm around most towns. Thank you again!

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 1:04 PM

    @Linda LOVE that you are enjoying your INSIDERS...inside and out!!! Looking forward to seeing your feet in action!

  • Bradley
    Bradley
    12/14/2015 12:51 PM

    I'm a guy, and I'm size 12.5 in mens. Are there sizes large enough for me?

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 1:07 PM

    @Bradley Hi Bradley. We currently do not have a size to accommodate a 12.5 in mens. The Tango is a wonderful shoe that looks great for men...but the largest size would fit a 9 at best. Stay tuned...Mens styles are in the works.

  • Jean
    Jean
    12/14/2015 12:54 PM

    When will you offer bootie and/or shoe in more neutral colors? The fluorescent/neon stripes don't work for me and neither does the bright red. Do you have to have a contrasting color stripe? I liked the gray of the bootie, but not the bright contrast. I wear very calm plain colors in my wardrobe and don't like the clown shoe look of a lot of footwear.

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 1:14 PM

    @Jean Hi Jean! Thank you for your comments. We appreciate your fashion concepts and will take them into consideration for future development. The contrasting piping is subtle and gives just a little pop to the Milonga boot. The Milonga is such a comfortable and "spa like" feel shoe...your feet will be so happy you won't notice the piping :-)

  • Sandra
    Sandra
    12/14/2015 10:12 PM

    @Edie I agree. Would love the Salsa Ballet but in solid black . Need something more conservative to wear to work.

  • Ellen
    Ellen
    12/14/2015 1:06 PM

    I wear Mephistos and other shoes (indoors and outdoors) that provide good arch support. Even though the Edies have a rubber sole and offer support, I find no mention is made about arch support. Please comment. Thank you, Ellen

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 1:33 PM

    @Ellen Hi Ellen! ele INSIDERS are a casual indoor/outdoor shoe with design details for comfort and relaxation. We did not design the styles with arch support. Would love for you to enjoy your INSIDERS where you can relax and enjoy the comfort of great memory foam footbed and cozy fabrics.

  • Don
    Don
    12/14/2015 2:43 PM

    It's too bad they don't have men's style/ color. I'm disabled and am always looking for comfortable slip ons

  • Edie
    Edie – Special Guest
    12/14/2015 3:16 PM

    @Don Keep connected with us...we will launch Men's styles eventually...

    Happy Holidays Don!

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie
    12/14/2015 4:19 PM

    @Edie

    Hello Edie - I have very narrow feet - AAA at my toes, and even narrower (AAAAA) in my heels... ugh. Most shoes/slippers/whatever won't work for me, and I'm wondering if you can tell me how wide the ballet slippers would be?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/14/2015 4:59 PM

    Hi Stephanie, below are the dimensions for the smallest size. I don't know where on the A scale they fit, but you could compare them with other shoes you have. Hope this helps!

    9.75" x 3.5" x 4.5"

  • Eileen
    Eileen
    12/14/2015 6:12 PM

    @Mike Hi Mike and Edie, just want to comment on the sizing. I, too, have wide feet (with one foot larger than the other), and my mom has very narrow feet (with her heel narrower than her toes), and the Insiders are able to comfortably accommodate both of our needs. The elastic grips enough that they don't come off, but not so much as to be uncomfortable. And the fabric adjust to fit my wide feet perfectly. I love them!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/14/2015 8:22 PM

    Thanks so much, Eileen! A twofer. Glad to hear firsthand how awesome they are!

  • Jean
    Jean
    12/14/2015 6:53 PM

    Is there ANY way to get slippers like this for a big man's big feet? My guy wears a size 18 extra wide and he would love these. Worth a try to ask...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/14/2015 8:20 PM

    Not yet, Jean, but men's sizes are on the horizon!

  • Carin
    Carin
    12/14/2015 10:08 PM

    I wear a 9 1/2 wide shoe - so I am thinking a size Large would work. But what if I order the large and realize that I need a size XL. I understand that I can return the product for a refund but I will have to pay the return shipping, and then when I order the larger size, I will have to pay shipping again...any suggestions?

  • Carin
    Carin
    12/14/2015 10:10 PM

    I am interested in letting my daughter know I would like a pair of these shoes for Christmas - but I'm a bit concerned about the price. Can you comment on how the retail price is established?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    12/15/2015 9:45 AM

    Hi Carin, we will provide a prepaid shipping label for your return. If you order the Milonga Booties or any other item with one of the other styles, you won't even have to pay for shipping!

    In terms of retail price, the high quality materials that make up ele are what determines pricing for the most part. Memory foam for your feet is heavenly, but unfortunately not free....yet.

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