These wonderful hand-dyed wool crocheted slippers are made by a family business in Canada and are Elf-approved for their beauty, functionality and eco-friendly production. Padraig slippers are an all purpose slipper with the same great sheepskin soling concept that we use in our moccasins. Innersoles are soft, genuine sheepskin, and outersoles feature non-slip suede. You will appreciate how easily it slips on and off.
Like all wool/sheepskin products, these slippers are great for wear year round. Wool is a natural, breathable material which will keep your foot cool and dry in warm weather, warm and dry in cold weather. You can machine wash and air dry this product over and over—it gets better with use!
- Hand crocheted from natural, hand-dyed New Zealand wool that moves and breathes with your feet.
- Sheepskin Innersoles with non-slip suede bottoms.
- Machine washable.
- Upper stretches to easily slip foot in.
- Handcrafted in Canada by Padraig Cottage.
Q: Can I wash these slippers?
A: Yes, they are machine washable, but air dry.
Q: Can I put these slippers in the dryer?
A: No, never put your Padraig slippers in the dryer, they will not survive the ordeal.
Q: Do the slippers stretch?
A: Yes, the elasticity of wool is one of its key benefits, especially for growing feet. However, if after a while they feel too loose, a good wash can bring them back in shape.
Q: If my shoe size overlaps two sizes of Padraig slippers, which size should I choose?
A: Unless you like your slippers to feel a little loose, we recommend going with the smaller size. The wool will stretch over time.
Q: After a time, the bottom of my slippers have turned a dark shiny brown color, is this normal?
A: Yes, this is perfectly normal. With wear, especially on hardwood or tiled floors, the leather fibers are worn and polished. Some people have told us that 50-grit sandpaper brings back the texture, though we haven't tested it.
Q: My slippers are all fuzzy with small pills, is this normal?
A: Yes, Padraig slippers will go through a natural phase of 'pilling' after a few weeks. With continued wear or after washing, these pills will disappear on their own.
Q: I am allergic to wool, will these slippers bother me?
A: Yes, our slippers are made with 100% wool.
Q: Can I wear these slippers outside?
A: No, we do not recommend wearing Padraig slippers outdoors. However, they do make great outside wear for kids in strollers, backpacks, and when worn inside rubber boots.
Q: How long will my slippers last?
A: That really depends on how and how often they are worn. For example, if you are prone to walking on the heels or sides of your shoes, you may experience premature wear of the woolen uppers. However, in most cases, with the correct fit and a little care, they hold up exceptionally well.
- Very nice and warm. Very good quality, it only feels like they will slide from my feet when i walk, but they don't. Pleased. Review by Shiny
- Most Perfect Slippers Review by Greg
- Great Slippers! Review by George
Note from the Elves: We are glad you like the Padraig slippers - we do, too! They are made by a family business in Vancouver, BC, Canada. We have visited their workshop and love the quality and care that goes into each pair. (Posted on 7/14/15)
- Just heaven Review by Sarah
- Slippers that hurt your feet Review by John
Note from the Elves: John, this sounds like an unfortunate defect in the leather sole. Please contact us so we can send a replacement pair. (Posted on 12/31/12)
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Please note: Padraig slippers will stretch over time. If you are between two sizes, we recommend choosing the smaller size (and if they stretch too much, washing will shrink them).