under slipper one understands each kind about footwear with a sole (thus no socks), which is manufactured for use within the house/the dwelling.

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of slippers are already since the antique one well-known. Most slippers of this time consisted of rough, thick wool and were knitted. They resembled the today's hut shoe in the kind. The Roman Soccus against it is not a knitting trunk, but a slipper-like slip shoe, which was first the footwear of the antique Komödienschaupieler and was taken over of the Romans as slipper, first for women. It was partly manufactured from material or completely from leather. In the Orient one carries slippers in the house for centuries. And in Japan within the dwelling in principle slippers are carried and replaced frequently when entering the domestic toilet against special toilet shoes.

Japanese toilet of slippers

of characteristics

common is all slipper models a relatively soft shank and the comfortable handling (often Sandalen or slippers to the Hineinschlüpfen). Since slippers are carried only in closed areas, and they not wetness, rauem underground and dirt to withstand to have and with them also no long distances be put back, can do them altogether very much more easily, more simply and more softly arranged its than road shoes, which the foot protecting, supporting and prominent function to also have. As materials find therefore with slippers primarily soft leather, material, felt and effect goods use. The shoe soil is often thinly, soft and bend flexible.

typical slipper models

  • simple Holzsandale with transverse belt
  • English leather slip by with silk interior fodder and high-quality calf upper leathers
  • Prince Albert Slipper from velvet with aufgesticktem family coat of arms (likes in Austria and Great Britain) and leather run sole
  • slipper (most suitably from Wollfilz or milling felt from nature hair)
  • to Birkenstock Sandale and derivatives
  • hut shoe
  • Clog

function and foot health

Filz-Hausschuhe nach einem Kundenwusch von Manumea-Filz / Doro Röhler
of felt slippers after one customer-washed from Manumea felt/Doro Röhler

beside the domestic comfort and the indulgence of the floor mat serve slippers primarily for the keeping clean of the dwelling. And there slippers as alternation to the everyday life shoe otherwise carried to be used, also the aspect of the foot health is crucial:

  1. Sufficiently free space for the toes
  2. high breathing activity of the used soil and Schaftmaterialien
  3. no or no high paragraph

who much time in slippers spends, should two pair possess and alternating carry. Like that it is ensured that a pair can always air, while the other one is carried. Beautiful properly matching unique pieces make art-relating to crafts working Filzer/inside according to in dividuellen desires from pure Schurwollfilz.


  • Helge Sternke, everything over gentleman Mr., Nicolai publishing house, Berlin, 544 S., 450 fig., Nov. or dec. 2005.

Its own chapter argues with the different forms of slippers, which are illustrated with photos.

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see also

Berkilette, hut shoe, slipper, gymnastic shoe, Sandale, shoe


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