Homage to Haflinger Slippers

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Haflinger BLACK Men's / Women's Everest Boiled Wool Indoor Clog Slippers - Size 37
I always thought slippers were for loafers, homebodies and grandma. Sure they are cozy and cushy, but they always felt a little sloppy and cumbersome. I never saw them as an essential item in my shoe collection.

Today, however, I pay homage to my Haflingers. This German based slipper company designs and produces slippers of unsurpassed comfort. The clog-like design makes slipping them on easy””no bending over or fancy foot wiggles required. The arch support (yes! Arch support in a slipper) is cushioned and keeps my feet secure atop the foot conforming insole. Of course slippers should keep your tootsies toasty and Haflingers do this with both boiled and felted wool. The cool thing about boiled wool is that it reduces the itchiness factor dramatically allowing almost everyone to have Haflinger happiness. You can also wash boiled wool (on cold-gentle cycle-air dry only). Washing them brings back their shape if they feel a bit stretched out. For optimal foot bliss, wear these slippers barefoot.

The felted wool is used in their more structured styles. Felted wool also relieves the itchiness of wool and is very smooth to the touch. The felted wool styles boast a hearty amount of arch using a cork footbed and re-sole-able EVA outsoles. These slippers are great if you purposely or forgetfully leave them on when you make a quick trip to the grocery store, walk around the block with your dog, or pop outside to gather some firewood.

Obviously, comfort, coziness, and functionality are the focus of these superior slippers, but the delightful array of colors and whimsical designs are sure to please. One of my favorite pairs (yes I own more than one pair””so should you) is a fun nod to the source of the slippers warmth: sheep. The left slipper has the hind end of the ewe and the right one has the front. Put them together and say, “Baaaa!” I couldn’t resist. Some folks like to go barefoot, but I like to go Haflinger to homebody in 2.2 seconds. Thank you for all the lovely leisure Haflinger!

If your local shoe store doesn’t carry Haflinger, or you can’t seem to find the style or size you’re looking for, you can often find these cozy slippers at Zappos, FootSmart, Online Shoes, ShoeBuy and other online retailers.

Fitting Notes: European sizing. Haflingers basic boiled wool styles fit medium to wide feet very well. The felted wool and other styles with outdoor soles tend to fit wider. If you have narrower feet look for the boiled wool indoor sole styles (Haflinger ASP) that are blended with mohair as they fit snugger and hold their shape better. Also, if you are recovering from plantar fasciitis, knee or ankle surgery you will find the stabilizing arch support very helpful (reducing pain)…particularly the felted wool models.

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    Dream of sinking a hole in one while wearing the Golf Slipper from Haflinger. ; Boiled wool upper is naturally soft, sturdy, and machine washable! ; Design shows the 7th hole and a set of clubs reminding you why you love this gentleman's sport. ; Warm wool-covered footbed is sure to massage your foot with each and every step. ; Latex arch support is sure to leave your feet feeling happy. ; Double-felt outsole adds both cushioning and traction on a variety of surfaces. ; Imported. Measurements: ; Weight: 8 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size 43 (US Men's 10) , width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
    $81.00  from Zappos.com
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    Take it easy while keeping those feet warm with the AS Classic Slipper from Haflinger. ; Boiled wool upper is sure to keep you warm and toasty in the coldest conditions. ; Latex and double felt insole will massage the foot with each and every step. ; Felt covered rubber outsole offers reliable grip on a variety of surfaces. ; Imported. Measurements: ; Weight: 5 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size 38 (US Women's 7) , width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
    $75.00  from Zappos.com
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    Perfect for those days of relaxation, these Haflinger slippers are the perfect mix of fun and comfort. ; Boiled wool upper is naturally soft, sturdy, and machine washable. ; Polka dotted dog appliques adorn the front of each slipper. ; Warm wool-covered footbed is sure to massage your foot with each and every step. ; Latex arch support is sure to leave your feet feeling happy. ; Double-felt outsole adds both cushioning and traction on a variety of surfaces. ; Imported. Measurements: ; Weight: 7 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size 40 (US Women's 9) , width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
    $81.00  from Zappos.com
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    Cozy and charming, these Haflinger slippers are the perfect mix of comfort and style for your lazy days. ; 100% boiled wool upper with contrasting stitch detailing. ; Slip-on design for quick and easy on and off. ; Warm wool lining helps keep feet at comfortable temperature. ; Wool-covered footbed is cushioned with latex for comfort and support. ; Low-profile rubber outsole. ; Imported. Measurements: ; Weight: 8 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size 42 (US Men's 9, US Women's 11) , width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
    $114.00  from Zappos.com
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    Add some jungle-inspired charm to your lazy days with these comfy and cozy Haflinger slippers. ; Boiled wool upper is naturally soft, sturdy, and machine washable. ; Giraffe appliques adorn the front of each slipper. ; Warm wool-covered footbed is sure to massage your foot with each and every step. ; Latex arch support is sure to leave your feet feeling happy. ; Double-felt outsole adds both cushioning and traction on a variety of surfaces. ; Imported. Measurements: ; Weight: 7 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size 39 (US Women's 8) , width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
    $81.00  from Zappos.com
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    Add subtle beauty with a whole lot of comfort to your nighttime ensemble with the Charisma slipper from Haflinger. ; 100% boiled wool upper adorned with a trio of three-dimensional flowers and cable-knit detailing for added appeal. ; Warm wool-covered footbed is sure to massage your foot with each and every step. ; Contoured footbed with latex arch support is sure to leave your feet feeling happy. ; Wool-felt sole with numerous traction dots deliver traction and long-lasting durability. ; Imported. Measurements: ; Weight: 6 oz ; Product measurements were taken using size 39 (US Women's 8) , width M. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
    $79.00  from Zappos.com

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