Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I wash these slippers?
A: Yes, they are machine washable. For detailed instruction visit our product care page here.

Q: Can I put these slippers in the dryer?
A: No, never put your Padraig slippers in the dryer, they will not survive the ordeal.

Q: How much is shipping?
A: Shipping costs vary depending on your location and the method you select. Our shopping cart allows you to easily create a shipping estimate prior to purchase on the first page of the 'check out'.

Q: Do you ship to outside of North America?
A: Yes, but not through our online shopping cart. Please call us directly at 1800 881 2848 or email to place your order.

Q: Are your slippers available at a store in my area?
A: We are in many boutiques across North America and the United Kingdom as well as a few other international locations. The quickest way to find out is to use our Google store finder here.

Q: Do the slippers stretch?
A: Yes, the elasticity of wool is one of its key benefits, especially for growing feet. However, if after a while they feel too loose, a good wash can bring them back in shape.

Q: If my shoe size overlaps two sizes of Padraig slippers, which size should I choose?
A: If you like your footwear snug or wear with bare feet, go with the smaller size. If, however, you prefer your footwear loose or like to wear socks in your slippers, then go with the larger size.

Q: After a time, the bottom of my slippers have turned a dark shiny brown colour, is this normal?
A: Yes, this is perfectly normal. With wear, especially on hardwood or tiled floors, the leather fibres are worn and polished. Some people have told us that 50 grit sandpaper brings back the texture, though we haven't tested it.

Q: Do all the slippers come with laces?
A: No, only certain slippers come with laces:
Kid's up to Child's 11 have laces in all colourways
Youth and Women's Original have laces in the solid colourways
Men's and Women's Crofters all have laces
Men's Original do not have laces
Men's and Women's Ceilidhs do not have laces

Q: My slippers are all fuzzy with small pills, is this normal?
A: Yes, our slippers will go through a natural phase of 'pilling' after a few weeks. With continued wear or after washing, these pills will disappear on their own.

Q: I am allergic to wool, will these slippers bother me?
A: Yes, our slippers are made with 100% wool.

Q: Can I wear these slippers outside?
A: No, we do not recommend you wear our slippers outdoors. However, they do make great outside wear for kids in strollers, backpacks, and when worn inside rubber boots.

Q: How long will my slippers last?
A: That really depends on how and how often they are worn. For example, if you are prone to walking on the heels or sides of your shoes, you may experience premature wear of the woolen uppers. However, in most cases, with the correct fit and a little care, they hold up exceptionally well.