Felt slipper with cork arch support and rubber sole. A fully traditional, comfortable slipper. A Tyrolean slip-on slipper that is also suitable for outdoor use, handmade in boiled wool felt with a cork sole.
- Tyrolean handicraft
- vanilla scented
- 100% breathable
- natural thermoregulation
Available colour: red.
Made in Italy.
The quality of our footwear is guaranteed by an accurate selection of materials, a careful craft and with great attention to detail.
Careful consideration and research has enabled Löwenweiss slippers to have a comfortable shape with a round end, which can suit any kind of foot. In order to be defined as comfortable a pair of shoes must be at least half a centimetre larger than the foot.
Why do we use felted wool for our footwear?
Felted wool is a very antique textile, one of the first to be used by mankind. It represents the tradition of disparate populations, for instance the Tyrolean with their typical clothes for cold winters are made with “Loden”. Löwenweiss mainly uses felted wool because it is a natural, warm and soft material that can be worn by everyone.
Features of wool:
» Hygroscopic: it absorbs sweat, through a transpiration process, releasing it outside;
» Thermoregulator: it maintains the ideal temperature of the foot;
» Breathable: it helps to refresh the air inside the shoes.
The peculiar manufacturing of the sole
To make footwear one of a kind is not an easy task to accomplish: Löwenweiss does it thanks to the natural latex used in the manufacturing of the sole. Latex is a rough material, which is directly extracted from a tropical rubber tree and is predominantly used in the medical profession. The handmade outsole manufacturing begins with the manual immersion of a felt cloth into latex, which is then left to dry at room temperature. After this process, the sole becomes hypo-allergic, highly insulating, breathable, and resistant to stress.
Features of the sole:
Löwenweiss slippers will longer keep its characteristic if washed with natural soap in lukewarm water, and then dried at room temperature. The sole, if washed, could become slightly sticky. To prevent this, it can be lightly dusted with talcum powder.
» Hand cold wash 30°C - 65°F
» Do not tumble
» Do not dry clean
» Drip dry
» Dry in shade outside
We have always been an artisan shoemakers family since 1969
A craft tradition together with the wool production process: this is our intriguing story from the past.
The name Löwenweiss has its origins from our grandfather Mr "White Lion". So he was called for the first time by a Tyrolean friend, for his strong initiative and his white hair: "Hallo, mein Löwenweiss-Freund, wie geht es dir?".
Since then, the children and even grandchildren kept this nickname in memory of a laborious and dynamic grandfather. And it is with him that the idea of recreating, with mastery and patience a comfortable shoe for the home was born: a slipper made of high quality natural materials!
Three generations later the heirs continue their grandfathers tradition, turning a local and traditional product into a cosmopolitan phenomenon: the Löwenweiss slippers are in demand and sold all over the world, becoming an exclusive home-shoe.
Löwenweiss will always be committed to high quality, only using the best materials and skilled shoemakers. Keeping alive the values of sustainability and respect for the environment which Löwenweiss has always pursued.