The first felts have originated from Eurasia. Local rovers wore felts, which were called pimas. The history thereof reaches over 1.5 thousand years. Felts came to Russia from the State of Golden Horde (it was a semi-nomad Mongolian state, which existed in 13-16-th ages. It has occupied huge territories in Eastern Europe and Siberia). Felt entrepreneurship was born in Central Russia, when sheep farming expanded. It was a hard manual work, and the technology of manufacturing was kept in secrecy and transferred from one generation to another.
Ancient felts were considered a valuable present; it was a matter of prestige to have felts. A potential groom, who had felts, meant a successful party. And a family, which had at least one pair of felt boots, was considered wealthy. Such footwear was worn in a family according to the “rank”, it was passed from one generation to another. Also the Great Russian rulers wore felt boots. The historical sources of Russia mention that felt boots saved Russian worriers fighting against Napoleon, Hitler.
In ancient times, such footwear was worn not only in winters, but also in summers. Whereas wool fully protects not only against cold, but also against heat. Felt will never deform a foot. The healing qualities of felt are also well known. Wool activates blood circulation (felt boots should be worn on bare feet).
Healing Qualities of Felt:
Winterfelt.lt offers to you felt models adapted to the modern rhythm of life. They will necessarily be liked by a person, who appreciates naturalness and comfort. Our models preserved the hugest advantages of felt. Felt boots are produced of the highest quality 100 % sheep wool. Only natural leather is used for the edging of boots. Some models are decorated with natural fur.
A special wear resistant sole made of TEP (thermoelastoplast) minimises the risk of slipping. We offer to our customer felt boots produced of Italian or Russian felt.
Italian felt is a bit thinner and softer, whereas it is produced using a wool needling technology. Such felt boots are pleasing to wear from autumn to the very spring. These felt boots are suitable to wear in the temperatures till -20 degrees below zero.
Russian felt is produced using the method of wool fulling-mill. It becomes thicker and denser. Therefore such felt boots are suitable to wear even to -30 degrees below zero. The felt boots of this model are especially resistant to moisture, snow, mud (however you should not forget that felt boots are however not rubber boots) and they still remain breathable.