Be the belle of the ball in these stylish slip-ons! Our boiled wool ballerina features a cushioned insole and a seamless interior. An abstract, modern design on the exterior is enhanced by a contrasting elastic collar around the opening, ensuring a snug fit. And the piece de resistance: a waterproof, rubber outsole that makes this the perfect pair for indoor/outdoor wear.
- cushioned footbed
- moisture-wicking, breathable, 100% natural boiled wool upper naturally regulates body temperature
- never itchy, scratchy, or sweaty
- waterproof, treaded rubber outsole (outdoor/indoor use) is slip-resistant and non-marking
- seam-free interior and elastic collar hug the foot with no irritation or chafing
- lightweight structure designed for travel
- made in Austria
Wash & Care
- spot clean only using a soft, non-abrasive brush
Fit and Wear Tips
Fit Tip #1: Slimmer toe box; cushioned footbed only (no arch support).
Fit Tip #2: A thin outsole can handle short trips outside, but, the Vermes should not be worn as an all-day/everywhere shoe.
Question: How are your shoes sized, and how I choose the best size?
Answer: If you have never worn a Giesswein before (or are choosing a new style), we always recommend that you visit one of our authorized retailers for the best fitting advice. If that is not an option, here are some tips: There should be very minimal or no lifting of the heel out of the shoe when walking; no noticeable bulges/protrusions of material as a result of your foot shape (especially in the toe area); your foot should experience either very minimal or no lateral (side-to-side) or front-to-back movement when walking; no part of your foot should noticeably "roll off" or hang over the edges of our removable, orthotic-quality footbed when walking. Also, there are nuances in fit between different styles in our collection: a size 38 could be a great fit for you in one style, while a half-size up/down may be better for you in another style. We maintain unique size conversions for every style (sometimes even within the same grouping, i.e. Houseshoes, Lodge Shoes, etc.): the approximate US conversions are listed specifically on every page when choosing size and color.
Question: Can the Salon Collection be worn outside?
Answer: Yes, but, we only suggest short outdoor trips: this outsole is not designed for all-day/everywhere uses.
Question: Can the Giesswein Salon shoes be repaired (wool) or resoled?
Answer: We do not offer in-house repair services for our product line. (Since our specialized manufacturing is done in Austria, we do not have the equipment for repairs here in the USA.) Thus, we recommend that anyone experiencing a hole in the textile check with a local seamster/seamstress/tailor—because our shoes are mainly constructed of wool, we find that regular cobblers are not so well-suited to repairing the shoes. A good tailor should be accustomed to working with wool (sweaters, etc,) and they should be able to offer a reasonable stitching or patch solution that will prolong the usage of your Giessweins. The rubber outsoles cannot be repaired.Back to Top
We ship via UPS Ground to the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia (excl. HI & AK) only. Please note, we cannot ship to a PO Box. Shipping charges are as follows: $8 for one pair; $12 for two or more pairs.
Returns and exchanges are quick and easy! We provide a prepaid UPS return label with every order for hassle-free shipping back to us. Not sure what size you need? Order multiple pairs to try on in the comfort of your home – if you keep at least one pair from your order, we’ll waive the restocking fee. Exchanges (for a different size of the same style only) are always free. If all pairs from an order are returned, we’ll deduct an $8 restocking fee. For both returns and exchanges, items must be unworn, in new condition and in their original packaging and returned within 30 days of your order date.
When you’re entertaining at home or packing for a trip, you want a lightweight shoe that can keep your feet comfortable throughout the day. Our ballet-style salon shoes are both flexible and durable, offering a classy but cozy selection of slippers that can keep up with you while keeping up appearances.
Breathable, natural boiled wool uppers ensure your feet will stay pleasantly cool and dry, and our non-skid rubber sole is sturdy on all surfaces. The soft, elastic collar ensures a secure fit without chaffing or itching, and our hand-stitched appliques and embellishments make this the perfect slipper for entertaining and travel.Back to Top