GIFT #7 : Glerups

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I’ve had mine for just over two years and they are the very first thing I reached for on the that first cool, crisp morning.

Still looking good halfway through their second winter…

Still looking good halfway through their second winter…

In Denmark, where temperatures can dip down to -20 degrees below zero (F), they know a thing or two about staying cozy.

Short of rolling yourself up in a bearskin rug, their best remedy for a Scandinavian-level chill is to slip your pups into Glerups, silky wool slippers.

Each pair is handcrafted in Europe from a mix of Merino and Gotland wool, a combo that naturally pulls moisture and excess heat away from your feet, so they stay pleasantly warm and dry no matter where you wear ‘em. And this season they’re really pushin’ the boundaries of where slippers can go with new flexible rubber camp soles. So whether you’re headed out to the campfire or staying in by the hearth, do like the Fins do when you kick your boots off — Glerup up.

My cozy reading corner with a cross-brand collaboration between Pendleton and Backcountry, no longer in stock

Nanny Gerlup, founder

Nanny Gerlup, founder

“It started as a hobby at our small farm in Denmark—making practical, comfortable, colourful slippers for family and friends using our own wool. It was a slow, step-by-step process that turned into a passion. We go a bit faster now, but we still put the love, natural comfort and family pride into every Glerups we make.”

—Nanny Glerups, Founder

Glerups started with wool from our own Gotland sheep. Gotland fleece is renowned for its lustrous, silky fibre. Rarely equaled.

Over the years Glerups perfected the wool mix by blending Gotland wool with quality wool from New Zealand farmers. These farmers meet Glerup’s high standards for consistent quality and humane animal welfare. Glerups works with them every step of the way and follow each pair of Glerups from their happy sheep to your happy feet.

That’s it. Simple comfort.

You’ll dig ‘em.

I promise.


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Christopher Gurr is an American theatre artist and educator known for playing a wide range of roles on Broadway and across the U.S. as well as the more readily accessible reaches of Canada.

Native Southerner, Midwest educated, with chapters in Northern California and southern Appalachia he currently makes his home in New York City.

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