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Ukrainian Shoes and Slippers
Traditional Ukrainian shoes were made of local cane stems, wood crust, leather or felt. Nowadays one may still find cane shoes in the villages, but most of such articles are already created for decorative purposes. Typical ethnic leather 'postoly' shoes are generally also out of use. But national felt shoes are very practical and still produced and widely exploited.
Traditional felt shoes were one of the most popular types of shoes in Ukrainian villages, appreciated for their ability to keep warmth during freezing cold winter times. There were plain felt and sewn felt boots of different height. "Sewn" boots used wool cloth and cotton wool lining. The technology of traditional plain woven felt boots usually implied no sole. Therefore, this kind of shoes needed additional goloshe overshoe, which made them awkward and unliked by young people.
Nowadays traditional Ukrainian felt shoes make superb comfy home slippers or slumbies. They can easily replace uggs in home use. Insulated with fleece of sheep fur, they make a perfect home wear for chilly winter time, when temperatures outside the window may drop below 0°F. These are not fashion items, but a gift, cherished by every Ukrainian family and especially grannies. Buy the coziest Ukrainian shoes with zipper. We offer original felt shoes from Ukraine and deliver them across US, at the best pricing and cost return guarantee.