Linnae hand felts this footwear out of 100% alpaca fibre that is grown and processed here on our farmstead. They keep our feet warm and cozy throughout the winter months and are especially comfortable when worn with bare feet!
This footwear has a rubber crepe-sole and heel cap, lace up front accented with either brass or silver eyelets, and a boarder stich along the top edge.
Wear this footwear as barefoot shoes and/or indoor slippers. They're great for cold weather and can be worn outdoors in dry snow. When the snow is dry, kick your feet off before removing to disperse of snow. It is not reccomended to wear these in wet snow as the felt will become damp. These are a family favourite!
-Fibres are nearly completely hollow, wherease wool contains only pockets of air. This additional space creates greater thermal capacity.
-Alpaca is said to be three times warmer than wool.
-Since it lacks lanolin, it is considered to be hypoallergenic.
-Equivalent softness, more warmth and higher wicking properties than merino wool.
-Alpaca has one of the highest tensile strengths of any natural fibre, second only to silk and some bast fibres (such as hemp and linen).
-Lower tendency to shrink than wool and cashmere.
-Historically, an Incan man's wealth was counted in textiles made from alpaca fibre.
This product may need up to 10 days to hand felt and manually sew. If you have any questions or need this item for a certain date please contact Linnae at: email@example.com and she will do her best to get it to you for the time you need.