Genuine sheepskin slippers are, unsurprisingly, made from sheepskin. Traditionally most
sheepskin slippers were manufactured in either Australia or New Zealand but most recently
there have competitively priced offerings from China as well. The product from Australia
and New Zealand are well-known and well-respected in the market.
Sheepskin fibres act as natural insulators, meaning that sheepskin slippers are breathable,
displacing moisture to keep your feet dry and comfortable. Another benefit of sheepskin
slippers is that you can wear them without socks.
If you intend to wear sheepskin slippers outside then make sure you buy one that is
appropriate for outdoors. It should have a flexible but sturdy nonslip sole. In order to
improve durability the sheepskin slippers should have reinforced areas such as the heel and
sheepskin slippers intended for the indoors are likely to have a soft sole to maximise
Always compare like-for-like. Unfortunately there are so many companies who are willing to
be economical with the truth and will cleverly write descriptions to make products which are
not genuine sheepskin sound like they are. If you are ever in doubt or the description
looks ambiguous and is unclear then always make sure you ask the supplier or shop exactly
what the product is made of.
When choosing the size of your slippers it is worth noting that sheepskin slippers will
nearly always feel tight at first and will slowly expand over a few days. You can refer to
our slippers size page for a useful table of sizes and conversions. In general the Euro
sizes are most accurate. Also note that if you're a half size (i.e. you're a size 8 1/2)
then you are better off selecting the next whole number up (i.e. you should choose a size
Good-quality sheepskin slippers have removable and replaceable insoles. Replacements can be
ordered separately and you're able to wash the inner sole without washing the entire
sheepskin slipper. This is good as it will extend the life of your sheepskin slippers as
worn out inner soles can be thrown away and replaced.
sheepskin slippers should be washed using a mild soap and a gentle brush. Rinse and allow
the sheepskin slippers to dry away from the heat.
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