At a certain age, "house shoes" somehow make their way onto your mom's holiday shopping list for you. And, at a certain age, you start to appreciate them. This year at least tell her about the slipperific Vans Mesa Slip-Ons ($45). The fleece-lined shoes are perfect for indoor use, yet show you still have a little style left in that frail body of yours. Also great for traveling, they're collapsible and make excellent protectors from the nastiness of hotel room floors.