Consider this article to be a short product review but generally more of a recommendation. I have been using the Padraig Cottage Crofter Slipper for months now. Bottom line: I love the slippers. They have been my favorite pair of house slippers from the moment I tried them on. Padraig Cottage is a company based out of North Vancouver, BC Canada. They create handcrafted slippers and children’s shoes. You can hear an audio recording that describes the history of the company. They remind me of the shoes your grandmother would hand knit or crochet for you as a gift. Find out why I love this slipper so much after the jump. It can get cold here in Pacific North West during the winter months. I often find that my feet can feel cold. I would sometimes wear socks, but they did not always provide enough warmth. I have looked for a comfortable pair of slippers for years. Surprisingly there are a fair number of slippers on the market that have a heel rise in them. Personally, heel rises cause me significant back pain. One day I was browsing the Soft Star Shoes website, and I came across a pair of slippers they offered from a company called Padraig Cottage. They claimed even though they did not make these shoes. They loved them so much they just had to offer them on their site. I figured that was a pretty ringing endorsement. I ordered myself a pair of the original slippers off of Soft Star shoes website. original slipper. One day, I was checking out Padraig’s website to see if they had any new styles and was surprised to see they had released a new type of slipper. They called it the Padraig Cottage Crofter Slipper. I was very pleased to see that the slipper featured a single lace around the ankle—exactly what I was hoping for. I placed my order right away and anxiously awaited my new pair of house slippers. Padraig’s slippers are rather simple when it comes to their construction. They are made of hand-spun wool, sheepskin for the footbed, and leather for the sole. Three simple materials that make for an incredibly cozy slipper. The leather sole and the sheepskin footbed are glued together. Padraig then punctures holes along the edge of the leather sole through which they crochet the upper, securing the upper to the sole. The leather bottom is reminiscent of the SoftStar Roo. You could wear these slippers outside, if you don’t drag your feet when you walk. I would avoid wearing them on pavement surfaces if you drag you feet. Friction is what causes holes to be worn through the leather.
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