I've always loved German wool clogs, slippers, and houseshoes. You know the brands. But I've always had complaints. Either they're too hot, too structured, don't wear well, or are too costly for what they are. But the good outweighed the bad until German wool slippers became my fulltime work shoes due to the pandemic. I was on the lookout for something better and ran into Nootkas. I started off with the slate (which I believe is the natural wool color). They were perfect. They formed to my feet. Zero drop. Very little perspiration. I can wear them all day long without my feet getting sweaty. No smell yet. I wore them all day in the summer and continue to wear them in the fall. I sprung for another pair in the carbon color because they were on sale. They wear really well, and I love the zero drop and the space they give me for proper toe splay. They really form to my feet. With that suede outersole, you can definitely walk back and forth to the mailbox, but the outersole is really perfect for indoor wear.
I am a solid 8 1/2 in dress and casual shoes, and a size 9 in athletic shoes. I wear a 41 in Birkenstock sandals and clogs, but generally wear a 42 in most euro-sized shoes. I bought the 41 in these, and they are absolutely perfect.
I'm a fan. Please buy Nootkas products so that this company can continue to exist and so that I can remain a customer for many years.
My husband loves his new Nootkas!
Had to return because of fit but customer service was both helpful and responsive!