Reviewed by Flying Dutchman from Grand Rapids, MI on Thursday, July 26, 2012
These boiled wool Wesenjak slipper slides are very popular in Europe. They are comfortable and warm. They are made of dense and durable boiled wool with have colorful accent trims. You have to use the European sizes. Size 10 US equals size 44 European. These are great just to have around!! Especial...
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Reviewed by dlru from New England on Friday, May 15, 2015
Unfortunately, I was not impressed with these slippers. They look nice, but when you put them on, they feel light and flimsy. The bottoms are made of boiled wool, which means that they are not great for going outside. The portion of the slipper where you slide your foot into felt small and flimsy, and I didn't feel that it would be very hard to walk around in them.
Even though the price on Sierra was amazing, I ended up returning the slippers.
Reviewed by Steve from North Carolina on Tuesday, April 28, 2015
These are what they say they are, I just don't think the design works for me. I find myself shuffling my feet along to keep them on. Obviously they are easy on easy off, so that's good. And they do keep my feet warm; turns out that if your toes are insulated your feet feel warm.
Reviewed by ppw from California on Saturday, April 4, 2015
We had bought these Austrian Wesenjak boiled wool slides, mocasins, and boots for our own use, and also as gifts for many of our friends and relatives over the years. THE EARLIER PRODUCTIONS WERE VERY GOOD IN QUALITY WITH FAILY THICK AND SUBSTANTIVE MATERIALS - which was why we came back to buy more later. HOWEVER, ALL THE SLIPPERS IN THIS LATEST PURCHSE WERE FOUND TO BE MADE WITH MUCH THINNER WOOL FABRIC, SUBSTANTIVELY LESS MATERIALS -- SUCH THAT THE SHAPES OF TOES COULD BE VIVIDLY SEEN, AND THE TOES COULD NOT BE HELD STURDY WITHIN THE SOLE-PLATFORMS. Therefore, we notified Sierra Trading Post to report/complain upon receipt, and ASKED STP FOR A RETURN OF ALL OF THESE POOR-QUALITY PRODUCTS FOR A FULL REFUND - WITHOUT CHARGING US FOR THE UPS RETURN-DELIVERY. Well, STP still deducted $2.95 from the refund that we should get; and we are not happy at all for this whole experience. WE WON'T BUY ANY MORE WESENJJAK PRODUCTS, AND NOW, ARE VERY CAREFUL OF STAYING AWAY FROM ANY POTENTIALLY INFERIOR PRODUCTS THAT STP SELLS . ..
Reviewed by marjoe, frugal hiker from arizona on Thursday, February 26, 2015
We love these wool slides. Warm, soft, with soft soles....no smacking the hardwoods with stiff soles. Easy on and off at bedside. Nice colors and euro sizes better fit/sizing than usa. I wear a 7 and got 38 for wear with socks. 37 would be perfect without, although I do use these both ways. Hubby wears 10 1/2 and got 45 this time. He says he might go 46 next time. I bought 2 for me, one is backup. Hubby's is2nd pair. We have washed in cool soapy water and airdry...no problem.
I wash them - cold, gentle wash and air dry. It seems to make them return to the original size, not stretched out. Works for me.
Answered on 5/25/2014 9:13:56 AM by Marika's Gramma from SF BAy Area CA
I have washed them by hand using wool safe soap with lanolin. They take a while to dry. Do not put them in the washer. I tried that once and it didn't work out.
Answered on 5/25/2014 10:03:40 AM by Amy from California
I don't know. The tag doesn't say..at least I don't know what the four symbols it has mean. They are all wool, with the sole being very thick(1/2 ") I guess I would try it in cold water and then hang them to dry (for a few days) so that the sole would dry though.
Sorry I can't help more.
Answered on 5/25/2014 10:33:35 AM by Jody from Lodi from WI
The tags don't give any washing instructions. They simply say that they are 100% wool. I think of wool as being something you dry clean, but maybe wool can be washed on a special cycle. Anyway- I highly recommend these slippers! And do order a size up.
Answered on 5/25/2014 10:41:54 AM by bioburger from Pennsylvania
I would not!
Answered on 5/25/2014 4:32:26 PM by Canyon Man from eldo co
I have not yet tried but when I do, I will hand wash them and let them air dry. They are very well made and cannot see how they would shrink unless you put them in a heated dryer. I absolutely love them, wish I had bought 2 pair!
Answered on 5/25/2014 8:18:28 PM by Lidia from New York
Yes! They wash very well. I don't put them in the dryer, although I imagine you could.
Answered on 5/25/2014 9:21:29 PM by EShopper from Gulf Coast
I haven't washed mine yet, but would hand wash using woolite or some baby detergent and dry outside. I think you could also use so e kind of shampoo made for upholstered furniture. Hope this helps. I love these slippers.
Answered on 5/25/2014 10:56:01 PM by Plain-O Grandma from Texas
No. The bottoms get kind of "gunky" and sticky. Spot wash is fine though. They don't harbor smells, and because they are wool, ventilate naturally.
Answered on 5/26/2014 5:26:39 PM by Essie from Redmond, OR
If you hover over the "Sizes Available" with your mouse, a tap will appear and provide you with the correct numeric sizing. 41 (US: M Size 9, F 10) or 40 (US: M Size 8, F 9) should work for you depending on your sex. Have a great day
Answered on 3/19/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
There are size conversion charts on the website. It matters whether you are talking men's or women's size 9. These slippers seem to run true to size, but they slip off (my feet) easily, unless I have on socks. Hope that helps....
Answered on 4/1/2012 12:00:00 AM by SportyMEgal from Henrico, VA
No padding at all. And I felt like they would slide out from under me. I would not recommend them. For my 88-year-old mother-in-law I have gotten Acorn slippers with velcro straps (good for swollen feet) and teva-like sandals for summer. They have a rubber sole, but she loves them.
Answered on 12/12/2009 12:00:00 AM by Alice from Ellensburg, WA
These really are very comfortable and loose around the foot. very roomy and no constricting elastic. they are a very 'soft' slipper. true to how one imagines a slipper, not a lot of structure. the bottoms are the same boiled wool as the rest of the construction. they slide nicely, but at the same time don't feel un-secure on a wood floor. hope this helps. i am really happy with these slippers.
Answered on 1/4/2010 12:00:00 AM by ak from california
These are slides with no elastic, but they stretch well with wear; they seem to mold to the foot. Also, they definitely would help in the scooting capacity. The sole is about 5/8 inch, so it is padded without being bulky. I love mine so well that I ordered another pair.
Answered on 1/4/2011 12:00:00 AM by dee from OK
The slipper bed is lightly cushioned (think four layers of a wool blanket, stacked). The slippers can be extremely slippery, depending on the flooring. They are fine on my commercial grade carpeting, but rather slippery on the laminate. I would not buy them for my 80-something-year-old grandmother because of the lack of cushioning, lack of arch support, and slipping hazard. The elastic is not constricting at all on my foot (not like the "ballet"-style slippers from I*toner).
Answered on 1/11/2011 12:00:00 AM by SAHM from Montoursville, PA
They are nicely padded, and the elastic is not tight or restrictive.
Answered on 1/12/2011 12:00:00 AM by Steve from Snowy Buffalo, NY!
The padding on the bottom of the slipper is adequate. Too much might make it (and her) wobbly. I did not find the elastic too tight at all barefooted or with medium heavy wool sox.
Answered on 1/12/2012 12:00:00 AM by snowhiker from Fort Collins, CO