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Baois Glas

  • Joined Jun 2014
  • Ireland
Wool slippers?
« on: January 16, 2015, 01:17:54 pm »
Has anyone got/used wool slippers? Do they keep your feet any warmer than fleece? I've seen some on ebay and I'm tempted to get them as my feet can get freezing.
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Alistair

  • Joined Sep 2012
Re: Wool slippers?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 01:21:50 pm »
I have some down slippers - sold as hut boots or tent boots at most good climbers shops, little sleeping bags for your feet, they aren't very hard wearing but they keep your toes warm - very warm, can highly recommend if you have cold feet and don't move around very much

Baois Glas

  • Joined Jun 2014
  • Ireland
Re: Wool slippers?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 01:29:51 pm »
Thank you I will have a look at them, usually my feet get the coldest when watching tv in the evenings, I have a sleeping bag over me but feet still get freezing cold.
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SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
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Re: Wool slippers?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 01:35:47 pm »
I'm wearing wool slippers now, as is BH.  I knit our own.

Yes, much warmer than anything else we've tried. 

I'm going to make a pair that's knitted and then felted next.
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: Wool slippers?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 04:59:45 pm »
I have the most amazing pair of oversocks, which came from, I think Lithuania, or was it Latvia, or Estonia?  Whoever came to Woolfest a few years back with their cosy products anyway.  I always muddle those countries.
They are knitted rather like your big jumper Sally, really thick tight yarn, closely knit on smallish needles.  I wear them over my normal socks, which are also wool, if it's chilly when I'm sitting in the evening, especially if I'm spinning which always seems to give me cold feet. As soon as I put those socks on I can feel the temp of my frozen feet start to rise  :sunshine:   If my legs are cold then I have a Shetland rug woven from my fleeces by Gwilan Teifi Mill

I also have a little electric shawl, peanuts from Aldi, which can be put over my feet.
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Rosemary

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Re: Wool slippers?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2015, 05:08:46 pm »
Dan's mum knitted him wool slippers - they keep even his cold feet warm. The soles go though - for durability, I guess some kind of leather / rubber sole would help.

SallyintNorth

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Re: Wool slippers?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2015, 05:13:19 pm »
Dan's mum knitted him wool slippers - they keep even his cold feet warm. The soles go though - for durability, I guess some kind of leather / rubber sole would help.

Aye, they last maybe 4-6 months, I reckon.  You can 'caulk' the soles with a rubberised product... Regia (the sock yarn people) make a latex you can use, I am told; it stops them being slippy on wooden floors too.  Someone else talked about getting something from a chandler's shop, but I can't now remember what the product was called.  Same thing they use on the outside of boats maybe?
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Wool slippers?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 06:42:34 pm »
Dan's mum knitted him wool slippers - they keep even his cold feet warm. The soles go though - for durability, I guess some kind of leather / rubber sole would help.

Aye, they last maybe 4-6 months, I reckon.  You can 'caulk' the soles with a rubberised product... Regia (the sock yarn people) make a latex you can use, I am told; it stops them being slippy on wooden floors too.  Someone else talked about getting something from a chandler's shop, but I can't now remember what the product was called.  Same thing they use on the outside of boats maybe?

I did wonder about some polish and he could do the floors and practice for the curling at the same time  ;D

FiB

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Bala, North Wales
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Re: Wool slippers?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2015, 07:14:45 pm »
I've also got down tent slippers and they are fab..... I've been pretty precious about them, NOT wearing them outside just to pop out (as is my usual slipper habit) or walking about a lot eg housework, and they've lasted 3 years. They are the biz :-)

Garvie

  • Joined Jan 2012
  • Fraserburgh
Re: Wool slippers?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2015, 08:06:48 pm »
i got down slippers from IKEA and they are really good just sling them in the washing machine when grubby, i love them

Louise Gaunt

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Wool slippers?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2015, 09:07:45 am »
To make woollen slippers last longer there is a company called joestoes that supply leather soles for slippers and shaped felt bits to sew on. They seem reasonably priced and can be used again if the uppers wear out. I haven't used them yet, but am thinking about woolly slippers for spinning as my sewing room is really quite cold!

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Wool slippers?
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2015, 10:10:58 am »
Louise, I haven't heard of joestoes before and they have just the things i want. I have already placed an order, thanks  :thumbsup:
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