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Giesswein: Slip Into Something Comfortable

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Why is Giesswein wool so cool and trendy? We are a no shoes in the house operation. When the kids get home from school, the first thing they do is kick off their shoes. My husband and I check our outside shoes at the door too. Then we all slip on Giesswein houseshoes. Why? Because NYC streets are filthy and I don't want that mess tracked through my house. Not only is my house cleaner than ever thanks to the shoe-ban, but it's also healthier.

Yes, we're going to talk science, but first let's talk about a fashionable solution--Giesswein. This Austrian brand has been making soft, durable indoor footwear since 1954. The shoes are washable (just slip out the footbed before putting the shoe in the washing machine) in cold water with a mild detergent. Simply air dry them when you are done.

Giesswein uses breathable, boiled wool on a natural rubber base. These slippers have the finest construction and are a welcome "hello" to my feet every time I slip them on. When I put these slippers on, I'm metaphorically and literally leaving the world (and all the germs) at my doorstep. Styles are offered for everyone in the family. Here are a few of our favorite picks.


Giesswein Turnberg Slipper($52)


For Mom:

The Graz

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($79.95) was similar to our pick for the features shown from our event.


For Dad:

The classic Ammern slip-on



The bottom of our shoes can carry as many as 66 million organisms (so says This bacteria that we track on on the soles of our shoes can cause infections in our stomachs, lungs, and eyes. What's even more alarming? Putting your child down on the floor to roll around in this dirt. In Japan they would look at you as if you had six heads if you wore shoes inside. It would be like picking your nose at the table--ewww! So let's start a trend moms, let's get ourselves some cool new houseslippers and ditch the dirt!

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Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did get shoes to sample at the Momtrends Back to School Event and are so thrilled. We've been a no-shoe house since 2003.

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