Natural slippers for men
Magicfelt's natural slippers are made from very special types of wool from endangered sheep breeds. By buying them, you support and promote their breeding and enjoy pure nature on your feet. Both the felt and the sole are anatomically shaped and fit perfectly to the foot. The comfortable slippers combine Tyrolean craftsmanship with modern design and the highest quality standards.
Felt slippers for men made from wool from rare breeds of sheep
We currently have felt slippers for men made from wool from eight rare sheep breeds in our product portfolio. This project is particularly important to us, because it not only ensures the preservation of biodiversity, but also supports local shepherds from the region. When you buy our felt slippers for men made from wool from rare breeds of sheep, you support the preservation of these endangered species with every purchase. The rare breeds of sheep are each special in their own right. These are briefly explained below:
- Tyrolean stone sheep: The Tyrolean stone sheep is one of the oldest sheep breeds in the world. The wool of the Tyrolean Steinschaf is very resistant, warming and has a silky sheen. The endangered breed of sheep has a population of only about 6,000 sheep. We have felt slippers with cork soles, felt-latex soles, rubber soles or vegetable-tanned leather soles in our range made of robust Tyrolean stone sheep wool. Our range also includes travel slippers and slippers made from the wool of the Tyrolean stone sheep.
- Tyrolean mountain sheep: With a population of only 70 animals, the Tyrolean mountain community was threatened with extinction 10 years ago. The cognac-colored wool of the Tyrolean mountain sheep is very warm, hard-wearing and impresses with its down-to-earth color mottles. Our felt slippers Magicfelt with the patented felt-latex sole are made from the wool of the Tyrolean mountain sheep. This model is also available with a vegetable tanned leather sole.
- Swiss Jura sheep: The Jura sheep, originally from French-speaking Switzerland, have very fine wool, almost merino-like. The colors are chestnut brown to black. We make our Magicfelt slippers from the wool of Swiss Jura sheep. These are available either with a vegetable-tanned leather sole or with our patented felt-latex sole.
- Shetland Sheep: The Shetland sheep living on the Shetland Islands has a very fine, soft, curly wool. This wool is available in many different natural colors. For our slippers we use the color "moorit", a very light, warm brown. Felt slippers for men made from Shetland sheep's wool are very robust and comfortable for your feet. We have Magicfelt and Stegmann slippers made from Shetland sheep's wool in our product portfolio. Whether as a clog with a cork sole, or as a slipper with a felt latex sole or as a felt slipper with a leather sole, you will find what you are looking for with us. We also have fabrics made from Shetland wool in our woolen fabric portfolio.
- Gotland sheep: The Gotland sheep lives on the Gotland Islands and there are only around 9,000 purebred specimens left. Vikings already traded in the wool and skins of Gotland sheep. The wool is silver-gray in color and both sheep and bucks have powerful horns. We use Gotland sheep wool for our Magicfelt slippers with leather soles, felt latex soles or rubber soles.
- Coburg fox sheep: The rare wool of the Coburg fox sheep is golden yellow to reddish brown and is called the “golden fleece”. There are only a few thousand Coburg fox sheep left, so the wool is very rare. We use them to make the Magicfelt model with a leather sole.
- Moorschnucke: According to the IUCN, the Moorschnucke was considered almost extinct. Thanks to breeding, there are already around 5,000 animals again. This breed of sheep, which lives in moorland areas, can swim, unlike its fellow sheep. The special, pure white fur of the Moorschnucke feels significantly more difficult than that of other sheep breeds. Felt slippers made from the wool of the Moorschnucke are bright white and look particularly elegant. We offer our Magicfelt slippers with leather soles made from Moorschnuke wool.
In addition to the wool of endangered sheep breeds from Europe, we also use very fine, exotic wool from camels, alpacas and yaks.
- Yak wool: The yak, which comes from the Himalayan mountains, lives in lofty heights in Central Asia up to over 6,000 m above sea level. For the mountain nomads living there, the animals are an important source of survival. Yak wool is one of the rare noble wools. Thanks to its special fiber structure, yak wool provides excellent warmth even at double-digit temperatures below zero. We produce our Stegmann clog from yak wool.
- Camel's wool: Camel's wool, which comes from the Altai Mountains, is very valuable and is known for its beautiful coloring. In addition, camel wool is very warm and soft. We produce the Magicfelt model with leather soles from camel wool.
- Alpaca wool: Alpaca wool, which comes from the Andes, is shiny and soft. Compared to sheep's wool, alpaca wool is three to five times warmer. That's why felt slippers made of alpaca wool are perfect for men and women who always have cold feet. We produce felt slippers and wool sneakers from the warming alpaca wool.
Why are felt slippers for men made from untreated wool from rare breeds of sheep so special?
The special thing is that with every pair of felt slippers for men made from wool from rare breeds of sheep you purchase, you directly support our heartfelt project to preserve these rare species. For this project we work with local sheep farms from the regions. By purchasing our felt slippers made from rare wool, you support our regional shepherds and the preservation of rare breeds of sheep.
Did you know that untreated wool contains more lanolin than treated wool? Lanolin is the natural wool fat that has been proven to have a beneficial effect on your body. In addition to relieving joint pain, the lanolin contained in untreated wool helps with rough feet. In order for the healing wool to have the best possible effect, we recommend wearing our felt slippers for men barefoot if possible.
Where does the wool for our men's felt slippers made of wool from rare breeds of sheep come from?
The wool for our felt slippers made of wool from rare sheep breeds comes mostly from regional sheep breeders in Europe. The countries of origin differ depending on the endangered breed of sheep. Rare wools are rare, which is why only selected models are available in untreated wool.
Our noble wools such as alpaca, yak and camel are also sourced from different regions. The alpaca wool for our production comes from South America, we obtain the yak wool from the Himalaya mountains and the noble camel wool is obtained from the Altai mountains.
For our men's felt slippers Magicfelt we use merino wool in addition to the rare wool. The mulesing-free wool comes from South America, South Africa or New Zealand. Unfortunately, the merino sheep that are kept in our latitudes develop wool that is too coarse due to the weather, because they have to protect themselves from the cold.
You can read more about the different breeds of sheep here.
What is the difference between the wool of rare sheep breeds and merino wool?
In Europe alone, 48 tons of wool are thrown away every year because they are too coarse for the clothing industry. That's why we looked for ways to use the valuable raw material wool as sensibly as possible. (Source: ResearchGate)
Since the skin on the feet is less sensitive, the coarser European wool is just right for our project. This is how our heart project came about: felt slippers made of wool from sheep breeds that are threatened with extinction. Together with our customers, we support the preservation of threatened sheep breeds, our local shepherds and also save European wool from being disposed of.
Compared to merino wool, the wool from Europe is much coarser. Also, the biggest difference between untreated wool and merino wool is that each endangered breed of sheep and their wool is special. Detailed information on the individual sheep breeds can be found here. At this point in time we protect eight endangered sheep breeds from Europe.
Are there men's felt slippers made of untreated wool with a footbed?
Depending on what types of wool are available, we have many different slippers for men in our range. Our Stegmann clogs made of untreated wool for men are available with an anatomically shaped footbed and a special cork sole. Our Magicfelt men's felt slippers are anatomically shaped over a last and therefore have an anatomically shaped footbed. This slipper model for men is available with our patented felt-latex sole or a leather sole.
Are felt slippers made of untreated wool suitable for sweaty feet?
Felt slippers made from untreated wool are antibacterial and temperature-regulating. In addition, the lanolin contained in wool is health-promoting. These are all properties that are particularly suitable for sweaty feet. Especially in its untreated form, wool can develop its properties even better. With our slippers made from untreated wool from endangered sheep breeds, you can feel the beneficial effects of untreated wool directly on your feet!
Can you wear felt slippers made of untreated wool at any time of the year?
Yes, because wool is temperature-regulating. Untreated wool is suitable for every season. The lanolin present in untreated wool also has a beneficial effect on your body. Felt slippers made from untreated wool are warm in winter and cool in summer.
Why should you buy men's felt slippers made of untreated wool from rare sheep breeds at Gottstein?
Untreated wool from rare breeds of sheep contains more lanolin than treated wool. The lanolin contained in untreated wool has been proven to have a beneficial effect on the human body. Untreated wool has a beneficial and pain-relieving effect on joint pain. Lanolin can also help with cracked, dry skin. In addition, with every purchased pair of felt slippers made from untreated wool of rare sheep breeds, you support the preservation of endangered sheep breeds in Europe and our regional shepherds.