Like all slippers and slides in our collection, The Wool Slipper is made with vegetable-tanned water buffalo leather, has a cushioned footbed and durable crepe rubber sole (so you can take your cozy slides with you beyond the boundaries of your home too).
While perfect for chilly temperatures, wool can also be worn all year long despite the common misunderstanding that wool is reserved for cold weather climates only. Truly a magical fiber - wool is temperature-regulating and can actually help keep the body warm in the cold, and cool in the sun.
This Kashmiri merino felted wool is soft, toasty-warm, moisture-wicking and entirely handmade - crafted from start to finish by a group of master artisans in Kashmir. The color of felt that lines your slippers is the exact color of the sheep’s fleece – making each pair unique. This also means that your felted wool may vary in tone, from soft oatmeal to smoky grey.
Slides fit true to size, take your normal shoe size.
If you are normally a half size, take one size up. For example, if you’re normally a 9.5, order a 10.
Once you put a few miles on them the toe box and footbed will mold to your foot for the perfect fit.
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We were dreaming of a Mohinders slipper, with a built-in layer of warmth. Then last year, we learned about a centuries-old tradition of Kashmiri felted wool. This kind of wool has been cultivated and made into rugs (called Namdas), saddle blankets and cloth since the 11th century.
We connected with Arifa Jan, a textile expert and activist based in Kashmir, who has taken up the work of reviving the regional art of felted wool. Arifa and the artisan communities she works with provide this beautifully undyed felt to the master shoemakers in Athani, to line each pair of The Wool Slipper.
The key feature for maximum coziness: a layer of undyed, 100% handmade felted wool. The wool is sourced from Merino sheep that are raised in the Himalayan hillside villages of Sonamarg, Pahalgam and Tangmarg. When the artisans shear and felt a batch of wool, it’s never dyed; so the color of felt that lines your slippers is the exact color of the sheep’s fleece – making each pair unique. This also means that your felted wool may vary in tone, from soft oatmeal to smoky grey.
Because of the added soft layer of felt, The Wool Slippers don’t need a break-in quite like our usual leather slippers and slides. So while it won’t take long, you can still expect to give them a bit of love to make them your own, resulting in your own custom and toasty warm footbed. Allow a few days for the top of your slide to soften and form to fit your foot exactly as they should, cozily.