Choosing Ladies Sheepskin Slippers

Choosing Ladies Sheepskin Slippers

We know that sheepskin slipper production started in England in 1825 when James Clark started to make slippers from sheepskin that was not suitable for their rug production. From these humble beginnings the Clark brothers started to sell 1,000 slippers a month, their first slipper was called the Brown Petersburg.

Sheepskin slippers were re-designed and re-introduced to the UK public in the 1920s by Clark Son and Morland Limited and have been favourite Christmas presents ever since.

The styles introduced by the Morlands in the 1920s have remained the dominant styles ever since with a few alterations.

Closed Back Slippers

Closed back ladies sheepskin slippers are the most popular, as the name implies as well as the front of the foot being covered , the heel is also covered preventing the foot from sliding out giving a much better fit. These slippers come in various styles, namely the classic look and the classic look with a sheepskin collar, adding a further sense of warmth, luxury and comfort.

The Mule Slipper

Mule sheepskin slippers has sheepskin vamp which surrounds the foot but the heel is left uncovered. This allows the wearer to easily slip their foot into them and yet still provide maximum comfort and warmth by trapping enough heat in. For ladies the mule slipper will come with either a slightly elevated heel which is very popular or it will be a “flattie” which is also known as a scuff.


Made with soft leather or suede uppers, ladies sheepskin loafers have much harder soles compared with other slippers meaning they can be worn outside. Loafers also provide a lot more support for the foot making them an ideal choice of slipper.

Slipper Boots

Slipper boots are found with fleece material neutral colours. Slipper boots have become increasingly popular with young and old. They have harder soles than other slippers, making them suitable for outdoor use- just not in the rain!

All ladies sheepskin slippers should be designed to pamper your feet.

When selecting you sheepskin slippers it is advisable to buy a size that is one size bigger than you would normally buy. At first your slippers might feel a little tight, this is normal, over time the suede / leather will stretch.

Whatever style you decide upon, ensure it is purchased from a well-established sheepskin slipper company. 

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