Love the great arch support and footbeds in our shoes?
They are only available in certain shoes sold through this official Giesswein USA site and our authorized US retailers. Learn more to guarantee that your next pair features our special Ultra-Comfort footbed.
Health & Arch Support
Giesswein shoes offer superior support and comfort: anatomically correct arch supports contribute to the wellness of your feet, legs, and back. With Giesswein, you can choose the level of support that’s right for you and even use your own orthotics.
Wool is Cool
Giesswein’s boiled wool is soft, lightweight, and breathable, helping to keep your feet cool in the heat and snug in the cold. Our signature softness ensures your feet stay comfy with no itchy, scratchy chaffing.
The natural beauty of our environment is reflected in our appliquéd designs and the richness of our wool, but the connection we have to our environment also influences the way we operate our business. Our conscious manufacturing practices not only make for a better product, but also contribute to a healthier, more abundant environment.
In 1954, Walter and Elisabeth Giesswein knit their first sweater in their home with the hopes of sharing their passion for wool with friends and family. Three generations later, the Giesswein family hasn’t lost sight of the Austrian heritage that informs and inspires each unique design to this day.
Designed in the USA
Most of the shoes available through Giesswein USA and our authorized US retailers are styles that have been exclusively designed for our customers in the USA. Our Houseshoe and Lodge Shoe styles feature a custom orthotic-quality footbed with arch support that is not available through our European website or other international retailers. These unique footbeds are only available to those who purchase directly through this US website or our authorized US retailers.
Made in Austria
Nearly all Giesswein House, Lodge and Kids shoes are manufactured in our factory in Brixlegg, Tirol, a scenic village in the Austrian alps. For centuries craftsmen here used wool to provide warmth and comfort in their rugged homeland. In 1954, Walter and Elisabeth Giesswein enriched this tradition using boiled wool, refining time-tested techniques to create a softer, more comfortable knit to make sweaters for friends and neighbors and eventually, slippers and shoes. Giesswein continues as a family business and combines European tradition and knowledge with artisan craftsmanship.