Giesswein

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The Giesswein® mission is simple: Combine soft, uniquely-durable, and breathable boiled wool with the foot support necessary to keep you healthy, energized, and comfortable all day long. Giesswein's natural wool footwear is not only healthy and comfortable, it is also environmentally friendly. While other companies are seeking to jump on the "green" bandwagon, Giesswein has been committed to the environment since their first batch of boiled wool was created in Austria in 1954.

Giesswein's environmental vision is inspired by the uniqueness of the Tyrolean Mountains that surround them-a declared belief in nature and environment is part of the company's philosophy. Their commitment starts with an economical use of resources, continues with a non-polluting production, and ends with a natural way of packaging. Water-protection, energy-conservation, and waste-prevention are at the core of their values. Giesswein is as proud of their non-polluting production as they are of their quality-driven product. Water leaves their plant just as pure and clear as it comes in. Environmental awareness combined with modern technology guarantee that anyone who wears a Giesswein product wears a pure and natural fashion item.

From the ultra cozy Vent Lodge house shoe that can be enjoyed and worn by both men and women to the stylish and plush Gerolding women's slipper, you are sure to find a Giesswein slipper that is right for you. Whether you are in the market for soft as feathers slippers or a more supportive bootie for your tired feet, the Giesswein line has got you covered. So slip those tired dogs into something that feels as if it was made specifically for you. Slip on a pair of Giesswein slippers today.

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Veitsch

Veitsch

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Disappointed in these slippers! Very wide and very heavy. They flew off my feet when I walked. Tried to add an additional insole but they just ended up sliding out.

on November 16, 2018

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Vent

Vent

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Ordering one size bigger than my usual size is perfect. They feel a bit wide, but I think I'll get used to that. They're very comfortable and warm. The bottoms are thick and felt heavy at first. The arch is pronounced, but I need that support and it feels good right out of the box. I couldn't see wearing these out of the house though, since they don't provide a lot of support on the sides. The fabric bends easily. The tie on the top helps keep them a bit tighter, but I wish there was a way to tighten the fabric more. I would buy again just for the arch support.

on November 15, 2018

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Vent

Vent

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Received these slipper/shoes in record time! Great service, Zappos! The day after they were delivered, I wore them for several hours. They do feel a little roomier than I would prefer, and I had to wear my thin Darn Tough wool ankle socks to prevent them from rubbing at the top of the slipper where the adjustable string is and from slipping on the foot bed. I could not wear these without socks, and they would have to be wool or silk socks that don't cause perspiration. (Whatever type of socks/shoes/slippers I wear, I apply anti-perspirant every morning to my clean, dry feet.) The slippers took a little getting used to. I wish they weren't so flat - maybe with just a teensy bit of a heel. Flat shoes make my legs and feet hurt. And although I need excellent arch support in all my shoes for my plantar fasciitis, the supports in these are hard and don't quite fit under my arches, but after a few hours, I got used to them. My legs hurt after removing them, but not my feet and the hard supports prevented my plantar fasciitis from flaring. Yay!!! Give yourself a day or two to get used to them. I was hesitant to spend this much, but I'm glad I did. I just hope I get years of use - and I hope my husband doesn't find out how much I spent. LOL.

from Charleston SC on November 15, 2018

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Radler

Radler

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Liked the style and appearance but these babies are w-i-d-e! I have Narrow feet and I am used to wearing a medium shoes, but I walked right out of these. Sadly, back they go.

on November 15, 2018

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Veitsch

Veitsch

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Waaay too small! I wanted a pair of slippers I could, well, slip into. This did not fit without a struggle.

on November 15, 2018

Veitsch

Veitsch

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very nice looking slipper, but not comfortable at all. Felt tight and too short even after ordering a larger size than normal. Arch support felt like a rock under my foot. Must return these and hope to find something that is more comfortable. I want support in a slipper, but prefer comfort, not a solid hard lump of an insole.

on November 14, 2018

Veitsch

Veitsch

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Very 'sloppy' fit for my foot. I consider myself a regular 7.5.....

on November 14, 2018

Camden

Camden

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I love these shoes! Very stiff and high arch in insole. Feels great. Love the boiled wool for winter.

on November 14, 2018

Vent

Vent

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great house shoe. I can’t stand on our hardwood floors without foot pain so these are my life saver at home. Durable sole for when I just need to take out the trash or get the mail. Highly recommended.

from Tacoma, WA on November 14, 2018

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Vent

Vent

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This shoe runs on the small size. I think it would be very comfortable and durable once you find the size that is right for you.

on November 14, 2018

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Innsbruck

Innsbruck

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These have the most extreme arch I have ever seen in ANY shoe, ever. The arch was so high and so insanely hard that it rolled my foot outwards...intensely . I can't imagine there being any "breaking in" or getting used to this. I am so disappointed because I did need slippers with arch support, just not like this. Otherwise the construction of the shoe looked very substantial and comfortable. I really wanted to love these. However, back they go.

from Borger, TX on November 11, 2018

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Shauna

Shauna

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a great slipper! Super soft and cute. It says the 37 is equivalent to a women’s 6. This is incorrect for a US 6. It is equivalent to a US 7.

on November 07, 2018

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Camden

Camden

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a suggestion for those who have said the heels are too wide. Try using a felt tongue pad which will push your foot back and more into the heel of the shoe. They have a sticky side which sticks well once they've been on for awhile...the heat from your foot seems to increase the "stick" value. I haven't bought these yet, but plan on doing so. I have a pair of Geisswein Vent slippers/shoe which have lasted me at least 5 years so the answers to #1 are for those.

from Boston on November 07, 2018

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Vent

Vent

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These were cute and felt that they were very Large for me but I have narrow fit. Had to return

on November 07, 2018

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Veitsch

Veitsch

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

it has a rough insole so that when I slide my foot in the sock gets all bunched up. Without socks on felt better but still uncomfortable. it is like there is a lump in the middle that goes all the way across the foot from the arch rather and just an arch on one side. Expected so much more with the price. Returning.

on November 07, 2018

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Veitsch

Veitsch

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is a quality item, but it was kust to tight and uncomfortable.

on November 06, 2018

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Spital

Spital

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I have been searching for a good fitting slipper that looks good and this slipper fits the bill! I had tried slippers that just slipped on with no backs, that was not enough support for my feet. I am very satisfied with these slippers.

on November 06, 2018

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Spital

Spital

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

After reading other reviews I ordered down one size. I wear an 11 and found that the 10 was short, my big toe right up to the edge. The shoes are also wide. So its a slipper and that should be Ok, but I am not sure the wool won't stretch out a lot more and be a lot more loose. The arch support seems great but wide. The quiet walk, stealthy soles a nice feature. I returned them.

from Oakland CA on November 06, 2018

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Innsbruck

Innsbruck

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

I have a larger volume foot with a very high instep. The Vietsch style did not work for me because of my instep. I really love these slippers they are comfortable on the top of my foot which is a challange with a high instep. However, for those with a lower volume foot I think these would run big and if you have a narrow heel there would likely be a gap other reviewers describe. I did not size up and I wear with socks. Worth a try as Zappos returns are always easy.

on November 04, 2018

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Spital

Spital

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I thought Birkenstock and Haflingers were good (and they are), but I'm happy to have discovered Geisswein. These are heaven for chilly cranky feet! Soooo comfy because of the excellent arch support and plenty of toe room. I still love my Birks, but for slippers? It's Geisswein all the way!

on November 04, 2018

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Vent

Vent

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I want to love these.....BUT. I ordered a size larger and the toe space (top to bottom) is killing me. I have skinny , on the narrow side , feet but the toe box is too tight. What is going on with all the shoe design and sizing. I have three pairs of new slippers to try and they are all the same. Cannot order larger as I would be swimming in them. They must go back.

on November 03, 2018

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Vent

Vent

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

This is my third pair of these shoes and while I love the comfort they are no durable. The first two pairs were returned after less than a year because the wool separates from the backing on the top of the shoe and it becomes a hole, not from the inside out but on the top. They are simply stretching the material too tight on the outside and it separates from the backing. I ordered a size larger this time thinking that was the problem but it happened again and they are much too large and hard to keep on my feet. I need the arch support because of tile floors so not sure what I am going to wear. I do wear them everyday, but strictly inside.

on November 03, 2018

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Innsbruck

Innsbruck

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

These seem to be European fit, not US. Not wrong, just different. I originally bought my usual size but these run a bit small by half-size, so I purchased the next size up. The arch support is made of cork, so they will feel a bit stiff at first, but will confirm to your foot the more you wear the shoe. If there was a downside, it would be these are a bit noisy on hardwood floors. These are very comfortable.

from Atlanta on November 03, 2018

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Innsbruck

Innsbruck

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I am size M8 in shoes, and ordered M40 and M41 as I was unsure of the fit. I picked the M41 so I could wear socks with these. The M41 was most comfortable, especially with the cork bed arch support. If you like the cork beds in the Burkenstocks (sp?), you will like these. I also like the elastic whats-a-ma-call-it that secures the fit. Got them in now. You get what you pay for ;-)

from Elsewhere on November 02, 2018

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Innsbruck

Innsbruck

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

soles make it unexpectedly heavy. The back of the shoe tends to rub, because design made top not stretchy and it digs in.

on October 31, 2018

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