POLISH SLIPPERS... KAPCIE DELIGHTS!
Living in Europe I came across these beautiful traditional Handmade Leather House Slippers For Men and Women 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 house 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 with cushion padding ad you can see in one of our leather house slippers for women video. Wearing them you feel as if your feet are wrapped in a cosy breathable skin, since leather has natural breathing property which essentially, they are! hence your feet sweat less during winter and always warm during cold winter 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 commonly called Zakopianki kapcie handmade in mountains of Zakopane this women slippers shoes handstitched like mocassin shoes made of soft sheepskin, colorful faux or natural sheepwool fur collar on top, and natural wool inner lining which keep feet warm and cosy. For those who started wearing house slippers all day now due to pendamic reality and work from home culture, these women slippers shoes are durable enough to withstand small outside walk too.
Basically all Polish Kapcie slippers and shoes have one thing in common – Ultra light soles, superb comfort and snuggly warmth!
Leather house slippers benefits :
1)Sweaty feet: Lets face it when we get tense or nervous our palm and feet start sweating not only this if we wear improper footwear made of synthetic material can also be main reason why you feet sweat because low quality fabric made or plastic slippers does not breathe and tend to increase body heat which leads to sweaty feet and since sweat does not get absorb or evaporate your feet start smelly and increase risk of contracting athlete’s foot.
Genuine leather Mens and women house slippers can be alternative to solve this problem because leather is natural material which is porous is nature and also have absorbing property, so if your feet sweat leather slippers will absorb sweat and eventually it will get evaporated due to natural breathing properly of suede and sheepskin leather, your feet will also be dry and odourless.
2)Proper Fit: Home indoor slippers should be comfortable and ideal fit to your feet. Plastic low quality fit tight and wont expand after little wear. Fabric slippers can expand however it will loose its shape and will look ugly after few wear. Leather slippers for men and women will take shape of your feet after two or three time slip into it as leather tends to expand and will hug your feet like a warm soothing blanket.
I like to End this News Letter With a Picture of Jasna Gora 10 Kms away from Reindeer Leather.....
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