SmartWool Fritter Free Heel Review
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SmartWool, based out of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is known for their fun-fashionable use of Merino wool. The Fritter Free Heel Slippers by SmartWool are no exception. The Fritter Free Heel Slippers have a Merino wool and polyester blend upper that is available in 5 different colors, with each color featuring a slightly different design and contrast lining. I have been testing out the Fritter Free Heel slippers in deep purple that features a heather lining.
The Fritter Free Heel is available in full sizes only and runs true to size. If you wear a half size, round down to the next whole size as they due stretch out within a few weeks. The cozy foot bed also molds to your feet with time, which adds to the Fritter Free Heels comfort. I have been wearing these slippers with and without socks, depending on the temperature in our old house, and the slippers are comfy either way. In addition, there is a suede overlay at the toe region which adds to the durability and fit of the slippers, without creating a bulky transition in the toe region.
The Fritter Free Heel slippers have some gentle padding and have been comfy after 2 months of use on hardwood floors. The outsole is made from recycled Merino wool felt and features some non marking rubber grips to prevent slipping on hardwood floors. My only problem with the felt outsole is that is seems to collect dog fur and dust bunnies!
My feet are not what gets cold when I am wearing the Fritter Free Heels, rather it is my ankles! If you are like me, then perhaps you should check out some of SmartWool’s other slipper offerings, such as the Over Easy or Beignet Bootie, which feature a higher rise. For more information in the Fritter Free Heel and other Smartwool products, please visit www.smartwool.com.
* Upper: 60% Merino Wool, 40% Polyester with manmade overlay
* Lining: 80% Merino