Care instructions

TOFFELI shoes are 100% genuine wool, meaning they are very easy to care for. With the right care, you will extend the life and appearance of the felt shoes.

TOFFELI – felt shoes don’t get dirt on their surface easily. Below you will find cleaning and care instructions for different situations!

CLEANING AND VENTILATION

TOFFELI shoes can be cleaned by brushing the surface with an ordinary root brush. If stains appear on the felt shoes, you can remove them by wiping with a sponge and a mild detergent. In winter, felt shoes are usually well ventilated, and in summer they can be refreshed with baking soda if necessary: ​​sprinkle baking soda on the felt shoes, leave it on for half an hour and then vacuum it off.

We recommend not to clean the surface with any cleaning products, otherwise the shoe’s breathability may be disturbed. Wool naturally repels dirt, water and odors. The wool also takes care of its own moisture regulation: if the foot sweats, the wool absorbs the moisture and then releases it back into the air.

WASHING AND DRYING

Felt shoes should never be washed in a washing machine, and there is no need to wash them anyway. The wool used in the felt shoes is antibacterial as a material, and therefore the bacteria do not live in it. For the same reason, the wool material of the felt shoes also does not stink. Felt shoes dry well at room temperature, do not dry them in high temperatures (e.g. sauna) as wool may shrink.

It is important to dry the shoe if gets wet e.g. rain. Rain won’t usually harm the shoes but if they are used repeatedly in rainy weather, their wool fiber will gradually begin to stretch or, at worst, it may come off the sole.

HOW TO STORE FELT SHOES

We recommend  to keep felt shoes in a stable place. If the shoes are out of use for a longer period of time, they can be protected e.g. with a plastic bag. More traditional way is to wrap them in a newspaper to prevent moths from destroying the wool, but a plastic bag does the very same thing.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The EVA sole used in TOFFELI shoes is a closed-cell, semi-rigid foam. Its advantages are flexibility, softness, good weather resistance and chemical resistance. In addition, it has good thermal insulation properties and shock absorption. The time of use of the TOFFELS is not limited to winter frosts, they can be used in both +15 degrees and -35 degrees.

Felt slippers and shoes take shape during use and from the wearer’s own foot. The specially shaped TOFFELI ergonomic insole brings more comfort to the shoe and supports the footboard well.