Leather House Slippers
- Available in Small, Medium & Large
- Molds to Foot's Shape With Regular Wearing
- Stylish and Sleek Footwear Handmade from Full Grain Leather
- Great for Lounging Around the House
- Comfortable and Unique
Men's Small 8 - 9.5
Men's Medium 9.5 - 10.5
Men's Large 10.5 - 12
Available in Full Grain Leather or Swayze Suede
USE & CARE
They are intended to be used around the house only, as extended use on sidewalks and pavement can cause them to age faster than intended. Over time and with use, the leather will assume a unique patina. If desired, condition with mineral oil or beeswax leather conditioner.
PRODUCTION & DESIGN
We call them Leather House Slippers, but they're so comfortable you'll be calling them all-in-one House, Street, Dance-floor, and Running slippers. However, we recommend against wearing them everywhere you go, (even though we know you'll want to), not only to prolong the life of the slippers but also so that you can savor the thought of coming home from work to the comfiest leather house slippers known to man, and they're stylish to boot! (pardon the shoe-based pun)
These slippers are based on an old-age design, dating back as far as the late 19th century. They can be worn on either foot, there's no left or right slipper here, but patience; the high-quality leather will expand and soften with wear. So, at first they might feel a bit awkward, but after time they will mold around your feet to create an individual fit for you and only you.
The flesh side of the soft leather is first stained with natural drab tone and finished with our proprietary beeswax conditioner. Our unique treatment not only helps the leather to retain its shape without the aid synthetic stabilizers, it also eliminates the need for a lining (often the first to tear) offering a natural and durable look.
The leather we use, originating from our well-established supplier Compiel, is nothing but Full Grain Leather, and if you don't know what that is, then make sure you're sitting comfortably. There are 4 types of leather, and they differ in quality. You have Full Grain Leather, Top Grain Leather, Genuine Leather and Bonded Leather.
We'll start with Bonded Leather. It's more of an insult to call Bonded Leather a leather. It's basically lots of different parts of leather glued and pressed together to make one piece. It's cheap, not at all durable and it will fall apart within weeks. In short, it's no good and we are completely against it.
Genuine Leather is in third place in the running and is the layer of the hide that remains after the top is taken off for the better quality leathers. This surface can often be given a makeover with a finish, sometimes a spray paint that can give it the look of a better quality. Not something that happens in our house. Don't settle for this, you can do better.
Top Grain Leather is the second highest grade that you'll find. A leather taken from the top layer of the hide that is treated, sanded and refined. It's a good quality leather, but not good enough for Hide and Drink. You can still do better, though, go one more step higher.
Full Grain Leather is the best you can get when it comes to leather, there's no competition here, and Hide and Drink is its biggest fan. Full Grain Leather comes from the top layer of the hide, and has all of the grain, hence its name. It's the best leather than you can buy, and the only leather that we use. You can stop looking now, you've found the cream of the crop.
The tanning process is something that we take pride in. Our rustic leather is created through removing the hair, extracting the moisture, taking out the oils and, of course, the natural preservatives. The leather is placed in a large container filled with new oils, coloring, and preservatives, and there it takes on its new color and thus its new personality. The finishing process consists of pressing the leather with heated plates, hung up to dry and sprayed and finished with a sealer. Finally, it is pressed once more and then ready for its transformation, in which it is carefully handcrafted by the diligent locals of Pastores, Guatemala, where our workshop is located.