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Kyrgies house shoes are handmade in Kyrgyzstan by artisans using felting techniques that are, literally, centuries old. By wearing Kyrgies, you are embracing an old tradition of felted wool that was originally developed on the steppes of Central Asia but spread around the Western World via the infamous Silk Road. While our modern lives have brought us many conveniences, some things simply can't be improved upon. Wool felted shoes are one of those things. The leather soles are durable and provide excellent grip. Leather soles are a style that have a natural feel and have stood the test of time.
The sizing on our product pages is a translation of the European sizing that is stamped on the bottom of our slippers. We've developed our translation to US sizes based on the feedback of our customers. If you think you are in between sizes, we suggest selecting the larger size.
Each pair of Kyrgies house shoes is handcrafted by local, Kyrgyz artisans, who are paid a fair wage for their work. In fact, your purchase keeps our factory in operation, where 80% of employees are women. You can learn more by visiting our sustainability and craftsmanship pages.
Kyrgies do not like to get wet. Like wool sweaters, they will shrink and become misshapen. The magic of wool felt is that it wicks moisture and shouldn't ever smell. If you do spill motor oil or bacon grease all over your Kyrgies, you can save them by getting them dry cleaned. Just do not wash Kyrgies with water. It will change your Kyrgies and they will be rendered unwearable.
Part of the magic of all of our Kyrgies slippers is how minimal their environmental impact is. Our Classics contain just four materials: wool, glue (made from natural rubber), polyester felt and silicone grips. 90% of the wool comes from small-scale, family-run farms situated close to our factory in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, while our use of low-impact dyes and water waste treatment facilities limit the environmental impact of making our boiled wool slippers.
Kyrgies Wides - Women's
I wonder if a little more of a back would be good. All in all, Krgies work well, don’t slip and fit my foot after I had my partner wear them a bit.
Alone the slippers feel that you are wearing cardboard. Put the insoles in and BAM! These are the best slippers I have ever worn.
These slippers fit the bill for a wide flat foot needing neutral support. I added felt inserts as I’m on my feet a lot, and I’m glad I did. True to size.
Kyrgies All Naturals - Women's