A brand with great business practices is one thing, but what about the actual product? We’re happy to report that Glerups slippers’ construction, materials, and technical performance is 100% unparalleled. All models feature a blend of the uber-soft Gotland wool, which is then combined with a New Zealand crossbred white wool for structure. Gotland wool, in addition to being softer than an angel’s wing, is antimicrobial and keeps dirt, sweat, and odors at bay. Its natural insulating properties mean that feet stay toasty in cold weather and well-ventilated in warm temps. Even when wet, wool still works its magic.
As for construction, you’re looking at a slipper cut from one single piece of wool felt with an inner sole comprised of a double-layer felted wool, meaning there are fewer ways for this slipper to fall apart on you. It’s simple, smart, and highly effective. A waffle-print tread made of natural gum rubber tops it all off, allowing you to make a quick coffee run if need be. (Each style is also offered with a calfskin sole, which at $95 offers a cheaper entrypoint if you plan to use them exclusively indoors.) They do shed for the first couple of weeks, but Ryan describes this as the phase when your Glerups are “getting to know you”: Over time, the wool compresses, and the footbed molds itself to your arches.
The result is a shoe that feels like you’re walking on clouds.