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'The Best Slippers That Won't Make Your Feet Sweat'

"These Nootkas felted wool slippers could be your perfect pair if you want an open-back style slipper built with breathability and indoor use in mind."
- Bustle Magazine



Happy customers tell us:

"With or without socks, these are the most comfortable slippers I've ever had. My feet are toasty warm, without getting hot and sweaty like the previous pair of slippers I had."

- Review for the Men's Astoria Slipper

'So Comfortable!'
"These slippers are very comfortable and nice and warm in the winter. They also breathe well so they don't make my feet sweaty and oddly enough aren't too warm for the summer."

- Marie S. for the Women's Astoria Slipper


Why Wool Slippers are the Best for Sweaty Feet

Your feet, the impressive, functional structures that they are, contain a ton of sweat glands. About 250,000 to be precise, more than any where else on your body, and they can produce up to a pint of perspiration a day. That's a lot of sweat! To deal with that much sweat, the wicking performance of the fabric is the key to dryness and comfort. Wool's performance in extreme and damp conditions is virtually unmatched, even by today's advanced synthetic fabrics. Even natural fabrics like cotton can be a poor choice for slippers - cotton is ironically one of the poorest wicking fabrics on the market. To understand why wool is the best choice for slippers, you need to understand the chemistry of wool.

At a molecular level, wool is made of keratin, a complex organic substance formed by amino acids. As a fiber, keratin has some very impressive capabilities. It is lightweight, durable and can absorb up to 15% of its weight in water. Its fiber structure allows it to pull moisture away from your feet, absorb it, then transfer it away to the outer layers to evaporate into the air. This is how wool keeps your feet from getting hot and sweaty inside a slipper. Wool is also naturally anti-microbial due in part to it's lanolin. Lanolin has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties that protect the sheep's skin from infection. Derived from the animal's oil glands, lanolin is a mixture of wool fat and 25-30% water. For this reason we recommend our dye-free wool colors for sweaty feet because they are the least processed and contain the highest amount of lanolin.