Since its foundation in 1954, GIESSWEIN has written a rich history in the manufacture of high-quality woollen products. What started small is now a leading company in wool processing. Our story began with knitted jumpers, and in the 60s and 70s we quickly became Austria's largest manufacturer of knitwear and fulling products.


SLIPPER - 1974

A significant milestone in our history was in 1974, when the first slipper made of Walk was introduced. This unexpected success laid the foundation for our ongoing success story. Since then, we have produced over 50 million pairs of slippers, which underlines our experience and the satisfaction of our customers worldwide.


As a third-generation family business, we, Markus and Johannes Giesswein, have been dedicated to wool since childhood. Our aim is to utilise the many positive properties of wool in innovative ways and to create unique products. In doing so, we proudly pass on our heritage and expertise.



The story of the GIESSWEIN MERINO RUNNERS began with the idea of bringing the comfort of our merino slippers to the streets. As third-generation wool specialists, we used our expertise and launched the sneaker on the market in 2017 thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. This innovation quickly became a bestseller and inspires our customers worldwide.


Our commitment to innovation and sustainability is reflected in our products. In addition to traditional virgin wool items, we offer shoes made from modern materials. Our repertoire includes shoes made from biodegradable mushroom leather, fast-growing eucalyptus fibres and recycled PET plastic. These innovations combine comfort, style and environmental awareness.



GIESSWEIN quality means that we make no compromises when selecting our base material. We only use the finest wool for our products, because wool is as unique as nature itself and not a standardised artificial fibre. Thanks to our expertise, we are constantly creating new products that combine comfort, functionality and chic design.


Not happy with your purchase? No problem! We offer you the option of exchanging your product within one year. Our team is available to answer your questions and handle the exchange process and will find the best solution for you. The best way to contact our customer service team is by email at