Sheepskin slippers is one of the most comfortable footwear for the indoors. This kind of slipper is either made from shearling or are lined using high quality sherpa. However, between the two varieties, shearling is definitely of much higher standard as far as quality goes. In fact, shearling is considered to be the highest grade of sheepskin.
The softness is contributed by the fact that in this case the sheep skin still has the original fur attached to it. It is then tanned and softened eventually. Shearling is produced as a byproduct by the meat industry. Although this elaborate process has a direct bearing on the final cost, which makes shearling slippers more expensive, the product justifies every penny spent.
In case you do not want to spend so much on your sheepskin slippers, you can opt for the ones made from sherpa. In this variety the natural fur is replaced by synthetic material or wool. This material is attached to the fabric which in turn is used to line the slippers and several other similar products. Since the material used in the making of this sheepskin slippers is cost effective, the price of the final product too is comparatively lower.
Why should you use sheepskin slippers?
As mentioned earlier, slippers made of sheepskin are very comfortable and soft. Just as the fur protects a sheep from the cold, these slippers insulate the feet and keep them warm even through very cold winters. These are also very durable which means your investment in a new pair of sheepskin slippers will be rewarded by years of cosy comfort.
Did you ever notice how smelly shoes can turn after wearing them for a couple of times? The good news is, you don’t have to worry about it when you buy sheepskin slippers. Real wool lined footwear can resist both odour and water.
Another great quality of these footwear is the variety of colours in which these are available. This is possible because sheepskin leather can be easily dyed. If you hate sticking to the blacks and browns and would rather want to flaunt the reds and the blues, you should definitely check these slippers out.
Then once you find the shade of your choice, feel confident and comfortable that you have made a great purchase. What’s more, the very nature of these slippers make them conform to the specific shape of your feet.
How to take care of sheepskin slippers?
The best way to treat your sheepskin slippers is to read the care instructions and follow them. It is best to hand wash them as machine wash may be too harsh for the tender wool. Similarly, you should be careful about the cleaning agents you use because certain types may damage the wool and the leather. You should also avoid the dryers at all cost. After each wash, wrap them with a dry towel and later on let them dry naturally.
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Darren Munday writes for Drapers of Glastonbury, and is a specialist in all sorts of warm footwear. You can reach out to him on Google Plus and add him to your circles.