Go low-key stylish this summer with our lightest and coolest pair of Kyrgies yet. The same all-natural wool from the same sustainable sources: this time they’re perfect for keeping your feet snug but still fresh on warm days.
Available in three gorgeously summery colours and lovingly handmade by our artisans in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, our Kyrgies Slides are part of a felting tradition dating back thousands of years. Made from two pieces of felt that are cut and sewn together, they’re a summertime take on our classic Tengries. Expect all the comfort, just with a looser fit and slightly thinner felt that’ll keep your feet cool.
Wool might not sound like the perfect match for hotter days, but hear us out. Both odor resistant and moisture wicking, it’ll work a type of magic. Not only will your feet stay cool and dry — even when the temperature creeps up — but the wool will help you avoid any unpleasant odors, too.
We’re proud to say they are! As a company, we’re concerned about what goes into the manufacturing processes of our house shoes and, as a result, onto our bodies. It’s for this very reason why all of our Kyrgies are chemical free and use vegetable tanned leather soles rather than the highly toxic chromium normally employed in the tanning process.
Our commitment to low-impact and socially-responsible fashion doesn’t end there, though. All of our wool is sourced from small, family-owned flocks, while our factory in Kyrgyzstan pays fair wages to all its staff. We also work closely with a range of nonprofits and environmental movements to ensure our net impact is positive.
Hold on! While we wish we had a pair of Kyrgies for every eventuality, the big no-no when it comes to these slippers is wearing them outside. They’re designed exclusively for the Great Indoors — however good they might look!
There’s a strong chance that contact with water will damage your new slippers, leading them to become misshapen and even uncomfortable. Avoid future regrets by keeping them in the comfort — and dryness — of your own home.
As these slippers are handcrafted, sizing does vary a little, even though we do our best to ensure consistency across our shoes. For optimum comfort, we recommend choosing the larger size if you’re between sizes.
We can’t stress the following enough: don’t even consider getting a damp cloth or throwing them in the laundry. Water is not a friend of your Kyrgies! Instead, a trip to the dry cleaners will do the trick.