Handmade Zebra Slippers

$38.00 $ 24.99

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova created by

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova

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Show Your Stripes

Step out of line and go wild with your loungewear by slipping into these delightful zebra slippers. Artisans in Kyrgyzstan hand make these charming booties for grown-ups from locally-sourced sheep's wool. The slippers are made in small batches, with the natural wool that is dyed, spun, and felted before getting cut and stitched into soft shoes that resemble this bold, black-and-white animal. Handmade in Kyrgyzstan.

Sizing info:

Medium: Women's Shoe Size 7-8

Large: Women's Shoe Size 9-10

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Made in Kyrgyzstan

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova

created by

Gulnara Kydyrmyshova

location

Kyrgyzstan

When Kyrgyzstan became an independent country in 1991, most of the nation's talented artists fled to larger and more creative cities. But maker Gulnara Kydyrmyshova stayed behind and established a small retail store with the vision to revive Kyrgyz craftsmanship and help relieve her nation of poverty through the trade of handmade felted works. She started by conducting free sewing classes to unemployed women in her community. For over a decade, she has supported local artisans by selling felted handicrafts in her store.

Read more about about Gulnara's work (and see some stunning photos of Kyrgyzstan) on our blog.

Handmade
Made from
rubber, sheep wool
Measurements
Medium: Women's Shoe Size 7-8; Large: Women's Shoe Size 9-10
Care
Clean with damp cloth; Machine wash delicate cycle.
Item ID
40029

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UncommonGoodsHandmade Zebra Slippers
 
4.2

(based on 43 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Cute (24)
  • Warm (19)
  • Comfortable (17)
  • Soft (17)
  • Durable sole (12)

Cons

  • Runs small (7)
  • Thin soles (3)

Best Uses

  • Lounging (24)
  • Home (19)
  • Comfort (15)
  • Cold / extreme (13)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (24 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Sleeve Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      100% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      71% 

      (20 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (32), No (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (16), Conservative (9)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (12), Christmas or hanukkah (10), Birthday (5)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

appreciating these

By 

from Georgia

Comments about UncommonGoods Handmade Zebra Slippers:

I am a Fiber Artist and I received this gift from a girlfriend who knew that and knew how much I appreciate Fiber Arts. As a Fiber Artist I was astonished by the craftsmanship behind these slippers. Felt is a very fickle material, and the stitch work and talent that went into these making these is very high and strongly developed. Bravo! I am so humbled to see the work behind these slippers, and am totally in love with them. It doesn't hurt that they are extremely comfortable either. Kudos.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Sleeve Length:
  • Feels true to length
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

A wonderful gift

By 

from CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Well Made

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Lounging

    Comments about UncommonGoods Handmade Zebra Slippers:

    This was a gift for my 15 year old niece. She was delighted thought they were cute and very comfortable. The weight was just right.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah
     
    5.0

    So cute!

    By 

    from Albuquerque, NM

    About Me Stylish

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Soft
    • Warm & Cozy
    • Well Made

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Lounging

      Comments about UncommonGoods Handmade Zebra Slippers:

      Great gift for my mom. Super cool hand-felted wool. These are adorable! The sizing is a little funny since there are only two sizes to choose from, they do run a little wide but not a problem since they are comfy slippers!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      These Slippers Stink

      By 

      from Detroit, Michigan

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Warm & Cozy

      Cons

      • Poorly Made

      Best Uses

      • Cool Nights
      • Lounging

      Comments about UncommonGoods Handmade Zebra Slippers:

      I was very excited for the slippers to arrive. However, when I opened the package a strong smell emanated from the slippers. The smell was pungent and disagreeable. I suspect it is from the rubber soles or the adhesive on the soles. Although upset with the odor I figured one wouldn't smell them much being a good distance away from one's nose on one's feet. To my greater disappointment, after my girlfriend wore them a few times the rubber soles began to detach from the felt. Whatever adhesive they were using was completely ineffective and continued to deteriorate. Sadly I loved the cute design and the felt is incredibly comfortable, but the product is marred by its poor construction and smell. Turned out to be a dud of a gift.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The slippers arrived on time without sustaining any damage.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
       
      5.0

      really awesome slippers!

      By 

      from Dubai

      Comments about UncommonGoods Handmade Zebra Slippers:

      looking forward to my new wooly friends and many warm nights :)

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      cannot wait to use these this winter!

      By 

      from San Juan

      Comments about UncommonGoods Handmade Zebra Slippers:

      warm, well-made, looking forward to many comfy nights

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Adorable

      By 

      from Glen Ridge, NJ

      About Me Conservative

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Cute
      • Soft
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather
        • Comfort
        • Home
        • Lounging

        Comments about UncommonGoods Handmade Zebra Slippers:

        I was at my friends house when she was ordering a pair, I was on the fence about them, but my daughter loves Zebra's and since shes leaving for college in the fall, I thought this would be a cute gift for her to take with her instead of a stuffed animal, so I took a chance and asked my friend to order me a pair and I'm glad I did, my daughter loves them, they're comfortable and warm and she is already wearing them at home so it seems like I will be buying another pair soon for her to take with her, and she can leave these here - they're not as white as they look on the website, but that doesn't matter at all, they are the cutest

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other
         
        4.0

        Purchased for daughter in law for Christmas

        By 

        from West Monroe, LA

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Handmade Zebra Slippers:

        My daughter in law loves slippers in the winter. Purchased them for her.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Snug as a bug

        By 

        from Hawthorne, CA

        Comments about UncommonGoods Handmade Zebra Slippers:

        My new favorite pair of slippers to wear in the house. It's sooo cute c: The zebra design is unique! These slippers keep my clammy feet warm without getting them all sweaty and gross lol. I'm a size 8, and the medium was a little tight in the beginning but it molded to my feet after a week, so no complaints there. I'm a huge fan of natural products, and this totally fits the bill :) The natural wool smell will go away with a day or two of airing.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Honestly, I was a bit disappointed.

        By 

        from Maryland

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Handmade Zebra Slippers:

        I was a bit disappointed with the slippers. The coloring in the photo was pretty white but the coloring of the slippers was much darker - more like a pale white with some gray thrown in. Also, I was expecting the slippers to be a bit more sturdy but they are really like wearing cloth wrapped around your foot. Still cute though.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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