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07.09.2020

How to Choose Outdoor Slippers

Outdoor slippers allow you to enjoy the entirety of your home with ease. Whilst we’re all spending more time at home and that only makes it more essential that we find the perfect slippers. This could mean finding slippers that work both inside and outside to avoid switching throughout the day. So what should you be looking for in outdoor slippers?

Table of Contents:

5 Essential Features of an Outdoor Slipper

Outdoor Slippers with a Sturdy Sole

Temperature Regulating Outdoor Slippers for All Year Round

Easily Washable Outdoor Slippers

Do Your Outdoor Slippers Need to Be Water Resistant?

Antibacterial Fabric

Giesswein’s Outdoor Slippers

5 Essential Features of an Outdoor Slipper

A modern lifestyle requires  slippers that can do it all. Whether you’re walking around inside the house, popping down to the mailbox, or having your morning coffee in the garden or on the terrace, your slippers should support every step. We’ve put together our top five features of an outdoor slipper to help you choose the perfect house shoe for you.

Outdoor Slippers for the Whole Family

One of the most important things when it comes to outdoor slippers is making sure they have a suitable sole. It’s essential that all  men’s slippers and  women’s slippers for the outdoors have a solid sole. Whilst we can predict what debris may be lying around our house, it’s a little more difficult to know what our feet may come into contact with outside. If you’re planning on going outside in your slippers you want to make sure your feet are protected from anything that may hurt them. To avoid stepping on thorns from your garden plants, or pieces of trash that have found their way to your garden path, having a sturdy rubber sole on your outdoor slippers is vital. The sole on your new slippers should protect your feet from anything that comes their way.

This is why the soles of outdoor slippers are important. You want to make sure they’re thick enough to stop anything sharp getting to your foot, and also supportive enough to work on the different surfaces the outdoors has to offer - whether it’s your garden grass, or the pavement on your street. Choosing a pair of  arch support slippers will benefit give your feet both the support they need, and the protection the outdoors requires.

Temperature Regulating Outdoor Slippers for All Year Round

The outside is to be enjoyed all year round, come sunshine or snow. Whilst we can easily keep our houses at a comfortable temperature it can be more tricky keeping cozy outside. Ensuring you buy outdoor slippers made from a temperature regulating and insulating material can help you enjoy your outside space throughout the year. One material that offers these insulating properties is wool, whether it be  merino woolvirgin wool, or  boiled wool

outdoor slippers should be easy to clean

We make our outdoor slippers from virgin wool, this is the softest wool that can be taken from a sheep and so will keep your feet both comfy and cozy. The insulating nature of outdoor slippers makes them perfect for year round wear, as they are designed to keep you warm in winter and cool in summer - allowing you to enjoy what each season has to offer.

Easily Washable Outdoor Slippers

Wearing slippers outdoors can mean they get a little dirty from time to time. However, with  washable outdoor slippers this isn’t something you need to worry about! Whether you like taking autumn strolls in your garden that lead to some unexpectedly muddy trails, or your  kids’ slippers become a little mucky with their adventures, they should easily clean up. By choosing washable outdoor slippers, dirt is a thing of the past! Our range of slippers are all machine washable. Letting your outdoor slippers feel as good as new!

Do Your Outdoor Slippers Need to Be Water Resistant?

Another aspect to consider when seeking outdoor slippers is whether or not they’re water resistant. If you live in a wet climate this is particularly important. Different slippers will have different levels of water resistance, for instance leather slippers are extremely water resistant due to the nature of leather. Certain types of wool, like boiled wool, are also water repellant, keeping your feet free of moisture.

When looking at outdoor slippers you need to decide what level of water-resistance you’re looking for and what material will offer this for you.

Antibacterial Fabric

Keeping feet healthy is a number one priority when choosing any  type of slipper. Opting for an outdoor slipper made from an  antibacterial fabric can help you do just this. We never know what germs or bacteria we may come into contact with when outside, and fabrics such as virgin wool can help to fight these off naturally. Your new outdoor slippers will work to keep your feet feeling healthy, wherever they take you.

outdoor slippers are the perfect at-home companion

A Pair of Outdoor Slippers for Everyone

We have a variety of slippers with many suitable for outdoors. Made from a range of cotton and virgin wool there’s a great slipper for every occasion. If you’re looking for something that will keep your feet warm in the winter then our slippers socks are perfect, with  slipper socks for menwomen’s slipper socks, and  kids’ slipper socks there’s a pair for everyone.

If slipper socks aren’t quite your thing then we have a variety of other types from slip ons, to outdoor slippers. Our collection of  men’s arch support slippers, and  women’s arch support slippers make a fabulous choice for outdoor wear due to their sturdy soles.

What Makes Giesswein Special?

Giesswein is a merino wool company that specialises in innovative footwear. Our range of  ethical shoes includes  women's sneakers and  men’s sneakers made from merino wool. Alongside our luxurious slippers, your feet will be kept comfortable all day long. We believe in being as sustainable as possible, so none of our material goes to waste and we recycle 90% of the water we use.