A New York mercantile is selling these slippers/house shoes. Why would we be interested? Because the soles are made of top quality smooth leather. These can be left on display in a bedroom and no one will suspect the real purpose for why they are there. They fit comfortable in the hand for when she needs immediate attention and they are readily available for that purpose. Leather like this will last for years with the proper care and treatment. The more it is used on her bottom, the better it will become.