Why choose shearling sheepskin slippers?
Shearling sheepskin slippers are not only stylish and cozy; they also come loaded with inherent benefits. Shearling sheepskin slippers are nature’s answer to sore and tired feet. They will keep your feet warm, comfortable and dry. Medical professionals also consider sheepskin hypoallergenic.
Benefits of Shearling Sheepskin Slippers
Shearling sheepskin slippers that are made with genuine shearling have many benefits that slippers made from other materials and regular sheepskin don’t. You may be asking yourself what exactly is shearling and what are the benefits? To keep it simple, shearling is the skin of a sheep or lamb that has been tanned with the wool left on the hide. This means that we are using one solid material; one side sheep’s wool, and the other side leather. Competitors tote the benefits of shearling sheepskin but actually use the sheep’s wool and attach it to a secondary leather, like cow. This eliminates many of the amazing benefits that true shearling offers. For more information on shearling, go to our article about shearling sheepskin.
Shearling sheepskin stays dry and clean
With shearling you get some incredible benefits. Sheepskin can absorb up to 33% of its own weight in moisture without causing a damp feeling. This will help to ensure your feet always remain dry and clean; it will also help to fight bacteria causing odors.
Shearling sheepskin acts as a natural thermostat
It can also help to regulate temperature. It is dense enough to keep your feet warm, but is breathable enough to prevent your feet from overheating.
Shearling sheepskin will conform to feet and distribute weight
Shearling sheepskin contains very durable fibres that act like springs in order to cushion and shape to a person’s foot. A benefit of this type of fibre is that it disperses weight evenly, which can help to increase blood flow and reduce aches and pains in the feet.
Lanolin is antibacterial and great for skin
Lanolin in sheepskin is naturally anti-bacterial, which can help to reduce foot odor. Lanolin is also very good for a person’s skin; it can limit itchiness and irritation.
Choosing the right size
One of the amazing benefits of real shearling sheepskin is its ability to stretch and conform to the shape and size of your foot. Even if the slipper feels a bit snug at the beginning, it can stretch to the appropriate fit. Please keep in mind if your slippers are ever hurting or pinching your foot, we would suggest going up to the next size.
If you have a wider foot, we suggest selecting a slipper with an soft indoor sole. This allows for more stretch and a more comfortable fit.
If you are a half size it is important to note what kind of sole your slipper has. If it has a soft indoor sole we would suggest sizing down. If it features one of our durable rubber outdoor soles we would suggest moving up to the next size.
Take a look at our size chart to ensure you find the perfect fit.
Should you select a size that does not work out for you we do offer 15 day hassle free returns.