Three blogs ago I asked you for tips about good quality slippers to keep my feet warm during the cold winter months. And boy, did you deliver! You sent me a big bunch of tips. And because of that, my feet are eternally comfy and cosy in my new fuzzy slippers. Thanks so much!
And what did I choose? I’ve chosen a pair of slippers made out of felted wool by Glerups. Elisa from the blog Duurzame Dinkies recommended these a while ago. And Glerups were mentioned several times in the suggestions I received, so I decided to try them out. I get cold pretty quickly and especially my feet. My toes feel like ice cubes sometimes! And even though I have a good cork floor and my Tiny House is insulated with wool, eventually the cold gets through and the floor will become cold. When you sit in front of the heater it’s fine, but when I’m working on my laptop behind my desk, it’s a whole different story. And once my feet are cold – really cold – there’s no way I’m getting warm again.
I sent the people from Glerups.nl an e-mail, asking if I could try a pair of slippers and write a review on my blog in return, and they liked the idea. I think that good quality, sustainable slippers are pretty important for Tiny House owners. The same goes for everyone else, by the way. ;) The slippers got delivered to my house in no time: ankle-high boots made of black felted wool with rubber soles. I chose ankle-high boots because I’m afraid I might get cold ankles, and rubber soles for when I have to step onto the deck. That way I won’t have to put shoes on before stepping out when the deck is wet. And I won’t have to worry about slipping, great!
The first thing I noticed about these beautiful Glerups slippers is that they’re very firm. In the included booklet I read that they’re made of 100% sheep wool: partially from Gotland, Sweden, and partially from New Zealand. The rubber sole is made of natural rubber. The company started as a family business and has fans all over the world. No wonder the box has a warning sign: ‘Warning, addiction can occur!’.
So, I put them on. The next evening I sat on the couch with the woodstove on. I got warmer…and warmer…I checked the thermometer, it was cozy enough but not that hot. But I felt like I was sitting in a sauna! I told a friend with whom I was watching a movie: ‘don’t put that much wood on the fire, it’s hot as hell in here!’ He looked at me a little funny, and then I finally got it. It was the slippers! That’s why I was so warm, because my feet were warm! That was my first experience of the power of Glerups slippers. Wow!
So now I can wait longer before starting a fire, thanks to my warm feet. That’s really great. I put them on as soon as I get home, and I’m not wearing anything else but my Glerups slippers at home. They say you can wear them barefoot, but I prefer socks. Even though wool has self-cleaning properties, somehow it feels cleaner for me. The felt is water repellent so it allows me to step outside for a bit. The soles are also available in leather by the way, but that didn’t seem like a good idea on a wet frozen wooden deck, so I went with the rubber soles. I’m very happy with my choice!
There’s no other way of putting it: Glerups has made another victim. I’m hooked for life, I’m afraid. But there are worse addictions I suppose. ;) I’ve said goodbye to my cold feet, hurray! I have noticed that when my feet are already frozen, I can’t get them warm by putting on my Glerups slippers. That makes sense though: if I’m going to bed with cold feet, the bed won’t make them warm and there no other solution than making a hot water bottle. But my feet haven’t been cold in days. They stay nice and warm when I put on my Glerups. That thick layer of felt is really effective.
I think they’ll last very long, which is important to me. Regular slippers usually last for one or two years and then they’re just done. What a waste, we’re producing enough garbage as it is. Whenever I buy something now, I want it to be a high quality product that lasts a long time. We need to get rid of that throw-away culture. If you want to buy something, do a little research and save up a little money until you can buy an environmental friendly and sustainable product. In the end it’s better for your wallet too. These Glerups slippers are certainly worth their money, that’s my final judgement. And it makes a great present for Christmas for that matter! Especially for men, since they never know what to ask for. ;) I’m really happy with my slippers, so Glerups.nl, thanks so much!