Boiled wool or felt slippers?
Discover the difference
When we speak of boiled wool slippers or felt slippers, we immediately think of a warm and cosy home, a lit fire and soft blankets on the sofa. In the winter, slippers can be a warm “shelter” for cold feet during long evenings. However, there are also people who wear them in the summer due to the characteristic property of wool to help feet regulate their temperature naturally.
Boiled wool and wool felt are highly resistant materials and provide excellent thermal insulation during cold winters and hot summers (resistance goes from -40° to +120°).
Let's see what they differ in:
- wool felt slippers are made with a cloth consisting of a set of fibres of carded sheep wool, which are “boiled” and then pressed until felting is obtained.
- boiled wool slippers, instead, are made with a wool fabric that is spun and knitted in different weights, which then undergoes felting to obtain a more compact, thicker material.
The design of Loewenweiss slippers: tradition and modernity
The cloth used for felt slippers has a specific weight, which is lower than that of the material used for the manufacturing of boiled wool slippers. Moreover, the shape of the fit is designed by taking into account the type of material to be used in order to ensure the utmost comfort.
Boiled wool slippers or felt slippers can also be a fashionable type of footwear, colourful and with many different details, with or without heel, rather than just traditional classic-style slippers.
Löwenweiss slippers are available in both felt and boiled wool depending on the models, so that the fabric with a specific content (weight) of wool fibre can suit the shape of the slippers.