Living in Europe I came across these beautiful traditional Handmade Leather Slippers called Kapcie in Polish. These wonderful creations are made with time long traditional methods in the mountains of Poland called Zakopane, a very beautiful Scenic place ... mountains covered with snow and postcard perfect in every way.
There are many types of indoor slippers but the unique thing about kapcie is that they are very light in weight and mostly made from natural sheep and pig skin which are very thin, smooth and flexible, perfect leather to make ultra soft, easy to wear slippers! If you go to any weekly market in Poland you will find at least two or three shops selling these lovely Kapcies.You can see Below Photos of Krzepice market call Rynek in Polish.
Besides their beautiful traditional look, the features I love are that the upper part is made entirely of leather and the insole is created with very thin sheep skin Wearing them you feel as if your feet are wrapped in a cosy breathable skin, which essentially, they are! Thats what makes your feet feel so relaxed and comfortable... What we all need after a busy and hectic day!
Most people prefer to wear closed toe Flipflops as they cover the toes while the back and sides of your feet are open, making them very easy to slip into. Those with broader feet may choose to wear the open toe Kapcie. While also easy to slip on, they have a broader upper part so if your feet is broad it allows for this.
Hmm...How can we forget about kapcie for Women!
Womens kapcie are joyously colorful and unique in design with a flat or slight heel to suit every ladies choice. Again, womens slippers are offered in closed or open toe. Close toe is mostly preferred by women who are under age of 40 to 60 with a flat heel as these slippers offer a firmer grip for the feet. Soft heeled open toe Slippers can be worn beyond the house.
Kapcie does not mean only Flipflop. Kapcie are also made in shoe designs with some made of Fleece with wool stuffing for winter and others of Sheep Skin with fur on top and the inside made of Soft wool to keep feet warm and comfortable all winter long ...
Basically all Polish Kapcie slippers and shoes have one thing in common – Ultra light soles, superb comfort and snuggly warmth!
I like to End this News Letter With a Picture of Jasna Gora 10 Kms away from Reindeer Leather........