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Giesswein Vent

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Giesswein Vent
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Description

  • On those cold winter nights, keep your feet toasty warm in the Giesswein® Vent Lodge slippers.
  • Upper is made of double layer 100% natural boiled wool which is naturally water-resistant and temperature-regulating for year-round wear.
  • Adjustable quick-tie toggle provides a custom fit while the heel loop offers easy one-handed on/off wear.
  • Cushioned footbed with arch support can be removed to accommodate custom and over-the-counter orthotics.
  • Soft microfiber lining of 50% synthetic and 50% natural cellulose.
  • A buffer inner "sheath" of ultra-thin, breathable microfiber is inserted and stitched in between the two layers of wool to reinforce the toe area to prevent premature "poking through" and to also help this area of high impact keep its shape over time.
  • Slip-resistant and waterproof rubber outsole with a rocker heel to give a more natural walking gait.
  • Made in Austria.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 14 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 44 (US Men's 11), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

58% Felt true to size
  • 2% Full size too large
  • 6% Half size too Large
  • 58% True to size
  • 14% Half size too small
  • 19% Full size too small
85% Felt true to width
  • 85% Felt true to width
  • 3% Felt narrower than marked
  • 12% Felt wider than marked
78% Excellent arch support
  • 78% Excellent arch support
  • 21% Moderate arch support
  • 1% No arch support

Item Information

  • On those cold winter nights, keep your feet toasty warm in the Giesswein® Vent Lodge slippers.
  • Upper is made of double layer 100% natural boiled wool which is naturally water-resistant and temperature-regulating for year-round wear.
  • Adjustable quick-tie toggle provides a custom fit while the heel loop offers easy one-handed on/off wear.
  • Cushioned footbed with arch support can be removed to accommodate custom and over-the-counter orthotics.
  • Soft microfiber lining of 50% synthetic and 50% natural cellulose.
  • A buffer inner "sheath" of ultra-thin, breathable microfiber is inserted and stitched in between the two layers of wool to reinforce the toe area to prevent premature "poking through" and to also help this area of high impact keep its shape over time.
  • Slip-resistant and waterproof rubber outsole with a rocker heel to give a more natural walking gait.
  • Made in Austria.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 14 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 44 (US Men's 11), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Giesswein Vent

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 177 reviews.

Top Positive Review

6 people found this review helpful.

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I absolutely love this slipper. I own Haflinger, Ugg, Acorn, Minnetonka and Woolrich - all of which are great . The Giesswein Vent is an Orthopedic experience - extraordinaire! It is the Mercedes Benz of my slipper experience. The arch support is wonderful and the comfort level is like walking on clouds. I am a Mens 9 and size 43 fit perfectly. I highly recommend this slipper!

Read more » « Show less December 7, 2011 by Anonymous
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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Would be a great shoe if size was correct. Ordered size 14 and it felt very uncomfortable at the toes. I have a foot size of 12, this shoe feels 3 full sizes smaller. Very unfortunate!

Read more » « Show less March 17, 2012 by Anonymous
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6 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I absolutely love this slipper. I own Haflinger, Ugg, Acorn, Minnetonka and Woolrich - all of which are great . The Giesswein Vent is an Orthopedic experience - extraordinaire! It is the Mercedes Benz of my slipper experience. The arch support is wonderful and the comfort level is like walking on clouds. I am a Mens 9 and size 43 fit perfectly. I highly recommend this slipper!

I'd also recommend: Haflinger

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  • - customer
  • from Greenwich CT
5 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I bought these slippers because I was unable to find the Orthaheal slippers that I like any more. These slippers have worked out very nicely. The removable insert has a nice arch support that is made out of a firm jelled rubber and has a nice feel (you could replace with your own support if you wanted.) The wool is soft but very warm. Side note: I am a pretty solid size 9 and have been for years. When I ordered these slippers I ordered a size 9 and my toes are at the very tips of these slippers. I can ware but I think I would have been happier with and size larger.

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

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Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from State of Washington
5 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Really well made. Excellent arch support (I have high arches). Almost impossible to get in (I have high instep). Runs short.

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  • - customer
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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If you follow everyone's sizing advice, you will get the right size the first time. Order one size up. Perhaps, like some of my favorite albums, these slippers took a bit to grow on me. I nearly returned them - had the label printed, box packed, and everything. What changed my mind was the other pair I ordered to try (the Haflinger AS Classic Slipper). What did I not like about the Giesswein Vents? Mainly, the arch support. I have flat feet that over-pronate when I step. The arches in these slippers is very high. Even though they are cushioned, to my flat feet, the arches of the slippers were all I felt. It almost felt as if all of my body weight was now being supported by the arches (or lack of arches) part of my feet and my toes and heels were hardly touching the ground. The arches of my feet started to feel bruised. (Spoiler alert, the arch support got more comfortable.) I seem to recall this type of discomfort when I tried orthotics as a little kid - I did not try them for very long. The other thing that I was not crazy about in these slippers is the outdoor bottoms. I only plan on wearing these around the house and would have preferred a soft bottom. Everything else about the shoe was/is great. They are breathable (i.e., my feet do not sweat at all in these, even after having them on for hours) and I like the style. The Haflingers I got, I first thought were better because they had a soft bottom sole and the inside of the bottom was boiled wool, like the rest of the slipper. The boiled wool on the bottom felt nicer on my feet that the leather/rubber inside bottoms of the Giesswein. But the Haflingers, despite being all boiled wool (which I thought would make them more breathable) made my toes sweat. The Giessweins did not make my feet sweat at all. The Haflingers kept feeling like they were going to slide off my feet because they are heel-less. The Giessweins felt nice and snug. After going back and forth and back and forth, the arch support of the Giessweins started not bothering me as much. In fact, after a while, the arches almost started feeling therapeutic, in a good way. Perhaps this type of arch support will be a good thing for my feet and knees. If so, what I have found is the near-perfect slipper (for me) and that will make them worth the crazy-high price. That, and the fact they appear to be very durable and should hopefully last me a very long time. Reviews said the Haflingers will only last about a year.

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

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Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from Durham, NC
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I am a size 8 men's and as others have noted these slippers runs small. I ignored the advice and ordered a size 41 European and when they arrived they were about 1 size too small. I returned the 41 and ordered a 42. Although they feel roughly half a size large I can live with that. They are slippers after all, and comfortable ones at that.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • - customer
  • from Doylestown, PA

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