Well….Winter is coming. It’s undeniable as parts of the country have already received some snow, and the Autumn temps turn chilly. With those cues, it is time to consider upping our comfort level in cozy layers, so don’t forget about your feet! Wool slippers anyone?
German Slippers sent me some of their WoolFit slippers and some Halfinger flats to try out and I truly love them! Let me first say: I am a total slipper maven. I’ve owned so many pairs and styles. I wear them year round, because the hardwood floors of my NYC apartment can become just as unforgiving on the feet as concrete-especially this former dancer’s.
German Slippers’ pair have been wonderful, specifically from the standpoint of combating moisture. Many other pairs I have tried in the past had a fleece lining or even a kind of shearling. Those don’t work for me, and I’ve suffered through so many issues (like toenail fungus, YUCK!) dealing with clammy feet. Don’t ask me why my feet sweat more in the winter than in the summer, but they do, and now you know way too much information about me, ha! Because these slippers are made from wool, they offer the warmth and the breathability that I need.
German Slippers is also an ethically-sourced product-something that has become a necessity to consider. Using artisans from Nepal, and sustainable materials, every purchase helps Nepalese women and secure education for their children. Their website is also a wealth of knowledge. Did you know that boiled wool dates back to the ninth century A.D? Woolen knitwear is washed, worked, squeezed and compressed in a special bath until it felts. That means that these wool slippers are not itchy and provide even more warmth than a looser-woven wool (like our sweaters).
The Haflinger flats will really come in handy this fall, but still allow for a shoe-that-isn’t-a-boot during these transition months. It’s a bit of a ballet-flat-bootie crossover, which is adorable. I love the sweater-detail in the ankle strap. They’re also very lightweight. I have a wider foot (there I go over-sharing again!) from all those years in pointe shoes, and many years afterward playing tourist, and living in NYC, and these flats are likely my most comfortable ballet-flat-styled shoe I own. I specifically selected the greyish-navy (they call it asphalt) as I envision these as the perfect go-to shoe for jeans and fuzzy sweaters.
A few other selling points: the shipping is free, returns are easy, and they offer tips on cleaning them.
Available in dog, cat, panda, and owls.