With the chilly weather here with us, the theme of the season is centered around cozy, fluffy and cuddly. The trend in women’s footwear this winter season is in shearling-lined slippers and boots. Shearling has taken over cold weather footwear in a big way, for both indoor and outdoor slippers or boots.
What is Shearling?
Let’s get to understand what shearling is, in the first place, before we can understand its features and benefits.
Shearling sheepskin comes from a sheep that has been sheared only once, called a shearling. The leather is processed and dyed with the wool intact, so that the final product has a velvety smooth suede finish on one side, and a soft fluffy wool lining on the other side.
In making women’s shearling slippers, the smooth suede finish appears on the exterior/ upper slipper, with the inner lining made entirely from the soft, very fluffy wool. This creates a beautiful, cozy slipper, suitable as a bedroom slipper or a multi-functional house slipper.
Warm and fluffy slippers are ‘hot’ in this cold season, with indoor and outdoor slipper brands flying off the shelves as everyone prepares for the chill. Now that we’re spending more time indoors, this is the right time to pay attention to the quality of our slippers, to make sure we will be as warm and comfortable as possible all through the cold season.
Top Benefits of Shearling in Women’s Slippers
Of all the materials that are used in making footwear for cold weather, there’s something about shearling that makes it popular, so much so that it has surpassed many other fabrics.
If you’ve never worn shearling-crafted slippers, you’re probably wondering what the fuss is all about, and why it has become so popular in women’s slippers and boots. When you look at the slippers, there’s no denying that the suede finish and fluffy insole is really cute; but beyond the aesthetic appeal, what features does shearling have to make it the must-have for winter fashion?
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that are attracting everyone to make the switch.
The suede upper makes the slipper naturally water-resistant, and the slipper provides protection for your feet against the elements.
It has excellent insulation properties, retaining body heat within the slipper and keeping your feet warm and cozy through the chilly weather.
Shearling wool contains lanolin which acts as a natural moisturizer and makes it antibacterial too.
It is also isothermal—it keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.
Shearling is a durable material, which retains its shape over many years and is resistant to tears, rips and snags. It also tends to age beautifully with proper care, becoming more supple over time.
Shearling wool is hypoallergenic and itch-free, meaning you can wear these slippers barefoot without worrying about allergic skin reactions to the fibre.
It is also flame resistant, static-free, and resistant to both wrinkling and soiling.
Although shearling is an excellent insulator, it is also breathable, wicking away sweat from your feet, and allowing air through the fibre, into the slipper. So even if you wear your slippers without socks or stockings, your feet will remain comfortably warm and dry.
Odor deterrent: Because of its breathability and antimicrobial characteristics, shearling tends to prevent odor build-up within the slipper naturally, whether or not you wear socks or stockings with them.
Where to find the Best Women’s Shearling Slippers
If you’re looking for the best women’s shearling slippers, look no further than the Best Slippers collection. They have everything you’re looking for in the all-natural shearling fabric. These women’s slippers come in designs that are both beautiful and functional.
They are crafted with a soft wool insole which moulds the shape of your foot, creating your own footprint within the slipper. Another great feature found in the women’s shearling slippers is the outsole, which is made from weather-proof materials and is suitable for indoor-to-outdoor wear. The outsole also has an anti-slip profile, giving you the safety and stability you need to navigate multiple surfaces safely.
Don’t be left out in the cold this season: Order your pair today and convince yourself of the outstanding quality of our women's shearling slippers.