These "recovery shoes" are designed for padding round the hotel or chalet - but do they do a job? Alf Alderson puts them through their paces.

PRICE: £35-£45

WEBSITE: New Heights

WHAT THEY SAY: "Carefully designed with an anatomically correct foot bed and available in 10 great colours, these sandals are contoured to support the arches of your feet. Telic footwear is ideal for use after any sporting activity from the gym to the mountain or simply for when you want to slip into something more comfortable."

WHAT ALF SAYS: The Telic is a ‘recovery shoe’ as opposed to a sandal. It earns this nomenclature because it’s made from a new material called Novalon, a body-heat activated, waterproof, feather-light material that is durable, elastic, and soft.

Telic shoes are contoured to support your arches, and all styles feature a deep heel cup with great medial arch and metatarsal support.

In use they feel light, airy and supportive and are a delight to wander around the hotel or chalet in after your feet have had a day of being beaten up in ski boots.

You can get Telics in ten different colours, and obviously they’re not just après-ski wear as you can use them down the beach in summer (although you obviously wouldn’t be venturing outdoors in them in a snowy ski resort).

What’s more Telic footwear has apparently has been extremely helpful in reducing pain from plantar fasciitis and many other common foot aliments. Not bad for a pair of sandals…

FOR: Super comfy after a day in ski boots

AGAINST: Can’t be worn in the snow

Alf Alderson is an award-winning freelance ski journalist who will be working on gear reviews throughout the 2016/17 season for the Ski Club of Great Britain.