Sheepskin Slippers : The Complete Guide
With the night’s drawing in and the temperature dropping, my feet have been making me very aware it’s definitely time for the cosiest possible slippers. Working in store, I have been able to try on as many of our womens slippers collection as is humanly possible and class it as training. If only we were able to wear them as shop shoes!
With birthdays always around the corner and of course Christmas at the end of the year, a pair of sheepskin slippers would make an ideal gift for a loved one, or a treat to myself for buying all the other presents.
Worn as early as 500 BC, sheepskins have been found encasing the feet of a mummy in China while writings from Plato indicate sheepskins were used by the ancient Greeks in the cold winters. More recently, sheepskin has been used in aviator boots and a variation of sheepskin slippers was used by the first team to scale Everest at their rest stops. Sheepskins have been used in footwear for thousands of years due to its incredible natural properties.
Unbelievable natural insulators; sheepskins structure creates air pockets helping ensure natural heat regulation keeping you at a healthy temperature. It is also naturally absorbent, drawing sweat from the feet and releasing it into the atmosphere. Sheepskin features two different cell types which absorb moisture and swell at different speeds creating movement and friction between the fibres which provides a self-cleaning effect. The lanolin contained in sheepskin contains similar properties to lipids found in human skin making sheepskin ideal for wearing against the skin. Sheepskin is water resistant making it perfect for wearing around the house, especially if you’re as messy a chef as me.
EVA and rubber midsoles are used with the sheepskin uppers for a durable and more resilient finish. The lightweight and flexible properties of these sole units pair beautifully with the sheepskin uppers for the ultimate in comfort.
STYLES OF SHEEPSKIN SLIPPERS
mULE sKEEPSKIN sLIPPERS
Mule style slippers feature an enclosed toe and open back making them easy to slip on and off for an easy to use, practical finish. Some of our collection of Sheepskin Mules use statement stitch detailing and ‘weld stitching’ joining the two halves of the vamp together. The addition of a woollen trim around the top of the slippers adds to the cosy appearance.
Moccasin sheepskin slippers
Moccasin style slippers feature statement stitching and a ruched U shape on the toe created by ‘weld stitching’ the vamp to the toe box. This construction method offers increased room in the toe box along with a durable finish to the slippers. The use of a lace around the top-line of the slipper is also common to increase the security of the fit.
Boot Sheepskin Slippers
Designed for extra added comfort and cosiness, the boot slippers are a dream come true for those who suffer with cold feet. Extending up over the ankle bone, the slippers encase the feet in sheepskin for the ultimate in luxury. The use of stitch detailing and weld stitched’ seams adds detail to the uppers of the slipper boots while the addition of a woollen cuff to the tops adds to the overall cosiness.
OUR FEATURED STYLES OF SHEEPSKIN SLIPPERS
1. CLARKS WARM GLITZ
2. Shepherd of Sweden Karin
3. Clarks Home Bliss
4. Shepherd of sweden Andy
5. Shepherd of Sweden Hugo
OUR SHEEPSKIN SLIPPER BRANDS
SHEPHERDS OF SWEDEN SHEEPSKIN SLIPPERS
Inspired by the Swedish landscape and climate, Shepherds of Sweden create sheepskin products designed for comfort with a luxurious twist. Their attention to detail paired with the use of the finest Scandinavian sheepskins make their products a joy to wear.
Their love of sheepskin is apparent in their slippers through the obvious care and consideration used in construction, apparent from the moment you slip your feet into a pair. The use of a single layer of sheepskin with the wool inside offers a fantastically soft and pliable upper to the Shepherd’s slippers. Shepherd of Sweden range of slippers features both women’s and men’s wear which is simple and sophisticated in design.
Browse our range of Shepherd of Sweden slippers in store or online.
EMU AUSTRALIA SHEEPSKIN SLIPPERS
Taking their name from the Australian bird, Emu strive to emulate their namesake with their devotion to seeking perfection. Drawing inspiration from the Australian landscape, they create products that reflect the colours of the earth and the natural beauty of their home.
Emu use the finest Australian sheepskins to create their slippers. Dyed using an environmentally friendly tanning process, the slippers are then constructed to exacting standards and specifications. During the design process, prototype slippers are constructed and rigorously tested to ensure they meet Emu’s demanding quality criteria. Emu also bond their sheepskin in layers to create a more durable finish for the uppers.
Browse our range of Emu Australia slippers in store or online.
Perfect as a gift for a loved one, or as a treat to yourself, our range of slippers has something for everyone and caters to even the coldest of toes.