Soft, cozy and hand felted from responsibly sourced New Zealand merino wool. The Astoria Noir is constructed the same as our best selling Astoria Classic and features a black, soft suede sole that is recommended for indoor and light outdoor wear. Shaped for a sleek and modern silhouette with minimalist styling. Warm, breathable and naturally odor resistant. Handmade in our Fair Trade workshop in Nepal.
For medium/average feet - size down 1/2 size for snug barefoot wear.
To wear with socks or for a medium/wide foot - order your usual size.
Narrow feet - size down one full size. Wide feet - size up one half size.
Slipper will loosen roughly 1/2 size with long term wear.
Best for: This slipper will fit best on a medium to medium/wide foot. Built with a generous toe box. This style may not be comfortable for women with a high arch or high instep as the slipper has a low instep (over top of foot). Please note that wool padded mid-sole does NOT provide structured arch support.
They're soft, comfortable, well made, and I wished I could give them 5 stars. - BUT the toe box is VERY narrow. II do not have a wide foot, have never had a problem with normal shoes/slippers. Originally I ordered a 39, which seemed a little sloppy so I returned for a 38. I really am somewhere inbetween the two... I do think the 39's would have been betterfor me. Had I found these in a store and could have compared them side by side, it would have helped. At this point I don't want to return again - Nootkas was very nice the first time with my return, I don't want to be a problem. Bottom line: I honestly don't know how long I'll be able to wear these because it does feel like my toes are being squeezed together - and that's uncomfortable.
They run just a hair small but do conform to your feet over time. They’re not too warm, not too cold. Just enough support to keep my feet and back from hurting after a day running around after two energetic boys.
Edison A.D. (Pennsylvania)
My wife loves these slippers. Her second pair.
No more smelly feet!
I LOVE these slippers! They're super toasty and don't necessarily need socks (if wearing pants, heels are toasty enough). I was getting tired of the synthetic slippers I would buy smelling up my feet. I heard about merino wool and the fact that it wicks away moisture as well as doesn't smell after getting some sort of moisture trapped in the fibers. I searched around for some good quality ones and these do NOT disappoint. AT ALL!
Perfectly perfect slippers!
These are very comfortable and breathable; I ended up burning the last two pairs of slippers which were more costly and smelled horribly. even using socks. The right nootka was too tight so I dampened around the upper outer edge and stretched the slipper with a Bullet jar for a day; problem solved. These are lighter and just simply a delight to wear.
Eric T. (Pennsylvania)
Super warm and comfortable, not at all itchy. Couldn't be happier!
3rd pair fits me 7.5 men.s , Nootkas 39
LD (North Carolina)
keep your feet warm
I was between sizes and definitely needed to size up.