FAQ: Products

  +  I am not sure which size I need. Where can I get more information?$$$We generally recommend choosing the normal size. If you already own Giesswein products, it is best to choose the same size again. Here you can find the complete size chart for our merino shoes, slippers, clothing and hats: HERE  ;;; +  Is there a difference between the men’s and women’s models$$$If we carry the item for men and women, it is basically a unisex shoe. The only difference here is the sizing. ;;; +  Are Giesswein shoes suitable for wide feet?$$$Our shoes are all medium width. Even if your feet tend to run wide, our merino textile will stretch to your foot. ;;; +  Are Giesswein products waterproof?$$$ Our woollen shoes are water-repellent thanks to the natural fats (lanolin) in the wool and the resulting lotus effect. ;;; +  Do I need to treat my shoes with a waterproofing product?$$$You do not need to waterproof our Merino shoes. However, if you do decide to waterproof the shoes on your own, please make sure to use a wool-friendly nano-spray. For our waterproof sports shoes, please use a Waterproofing spray for sports shoes. ;;;  What will happen if my Merino Runners get wet?$$$Merino wool can absorb up to 35% of its weight in water, which is how it wicks sweat away from your foot so effectively. When wet, superfine merino still regulates temperature, so your shoes won’t feel sloshy. ;;; Aren't wool shoes warm for my feet (especially in the summer?)$$$Our shoes keep you warm in the cold, and cool in the heat. This thermoregulation is a natural property of merino wool. ;;; +  Can I wear my Merino shoes without socks?$$$Yes. Thanks to the natural base properties of Merino wool, our shoes are breathable, temperature-regulating, moisture-regulating and antibacterial. You can wear our Merino shoes barefoot, and your feet will neither sweat or produce any unpleasant odors. When you first purchase your Merino shoes, we recommend that you wear them with socks for three days. This will help you avoid potential blisters while allowing the shoe to mold to your foot. ;;;  Where does Giesswein's Merino wool come from?$$$ Merino wool is a natural product and therefore a scarce commodity. Both the extraction of merino wool and its processing require a great deal of time and expertise. This results in high quality but also in a high price. We only source mulesing-free wool from Australia. A very high standard of sheep farming is essential for us, which is why we have agreed contracts with all our co-operation partners that allow us to supply mulesing-free wool guarantee. We can therefore be sure that we only receive wool yarns without animal suffering. Read more about mulesing HERE ;;; +  Can I use my own insole with Giesswein products?$$$Yes, feel free to use your own insole by removing the changeable footbed.Some of our slippers, like our Vent or Veitsch models, come with an interchangeable footbed and work well with other inserts. You can simply take out the existing footbed and use your own orthopedic inserts. Plus, you can buy additional, comfortable Giesswein interchangeable footbeds separately. ;;; +  What is the EVA-sole on my Merino shoes?$$$Your shoes’ EVA sole is made out of artificial material, which is lighter and more flexible than a traditional rubber sole. EVA holds onto less heat than other similar materials; is especially shock-absorbing; and is long-lasting. Learn more about EVA HERE.