100% pure new wool. Insole with molded arch in the toe area. Chrome-tanned cowhide outsole (about 2.2 mm), slightly roughened.
From the Tiroler Steinschaf.
The mountain-dwelling Tiroler Steinschaf
is one of the oldest breeds of
sheep. To make these slippers, the stiff,
resilient wool is processed without
dyeing or bleaching, giving it a correspondingly
If someone says “Patschen” in Austria,
they’re most likely talking about their
slippers. Ours come from Gottstein, in
Imst, Austria. Since 1926, they have been
producing impeccable fulled felt:
pure wool fleece, softened in pure
mountain spring water exclusively, is
then squeezed and beaten in an original
‚hammer‘ fulling machine until it‘s
thick enough to be used for house-slippers
of this kind of quality. The slippers
are then rounded (from a single section
of the wool felt), great care being taken
to avoid irritating inside projections that
are unfortunately quite common when
they‘re made by hand. They are then
put on a last, dampened, pressed and
dried, which gives them their final shape.
The slight bulge at the toe makes
walking very pleasant, and the pure
wool felt ensures a pleasant, constant
foot temperature all year round.