If you haven’t heard of Glerups, you’re in for a treat. This company’s roots began in 1993, when a grandmother felted a pair of boots from wool from her own Gotland sheep. Demand instantly grew, and today, Glerups produces a line of shoes, slides and boots for men, women and babies.
Where to wear Glerups:
Because you can order your pair of Glerups felted wool footwear with either rubber soles or suede soles, they can function as either outdoor or indoor shoes. My pair of Glerup boots, for instance, have a rubber sole, which I chose in order to use them as apres-ski boots I can slip on after my ski day. However, my son loves their slides with a soft sole, which he wears around the house. The choice is yours!
Glerups felted slippers (with soft soles) are excellent, packable shoes for wearing on the plane (I hate walking around in my socks, but I know it’s best not to constrict my feet in shoes for long flights). The Glerups with rubber soles can go anywhere, though you’ll find that they have a very basic footbed (you’ll want to add an insole should you care to wear them longer distances walking).
Glerup shoes are clog-style, with a heel (in either soft or rubber sole). These are best some walking and for use around the home. Their open heel shoes are just as described; same as the shoes but with a slide-in heel. These are best for the plane or for long car rides. The low boot is my favorite, and comes with a slit down the side for easy on-off. You can get these with either a soft sole or the rubber sole (these are what I wear in the ski lodge).
Whichever style you prefer, you get your pick of many vibrant, natural colors. Good luck choosing between charcoal, forest, denim, gray, orange, red, petrol, natural brown, and purple! They’re sized from European 35-47 (with US sizing equivalents listed). These high-quality shoes and boots retail between $95-$135, depending on style. Pick up a pair for your next fall or winter travels!