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Founded 50 years ago as a family-owned business, Haflinger is the largest manufacturer of boiled wool in Germany. Run by the grandson of the founder, Haflinger is known in many international markets for not only its boiled wool slippers and wool felt clogs, but more importantly for its outstanding quality and workmanship. In 1991 Gerda Hoehm began importing Haflinger into the U.S. and Canada and the company has since doubled and tripled sales from year to year.

Everyone benefits by wearing a Haflinger!

Haflinger promotes and encourages an active and healthy lifestyle with footwear that combines natural, breathable materials with essential foot support. Haflinger footwear enhances people’s quality of life by adding to their health and vitality.

Walking with Haflinger means everyday wellness! 

Millions of people wear improperly fitted shoes, and they suffer severely as a result and often require medical attention. Conditions such as diabetes, plantar fasciatis, and post-operative complications can further complicate your search for healthy, comfortable footwear that addresses your unique needs! If you wear a shoe that compromises the natural functions of the feet, you start to have problems:

Arthritis – Tight shoes put pressure on the nerves, damaging them and in the long run may contribute to arthritis.

Imbalance – Shoes that challenge your stability can create groin pulls, knee pains and back and neck pain.

Pain – When shoes cause poor alignment or the range of motion is limited in the foot, other joints throughout the body will try to compensate for it, and this is what often causes pain.

People from all walks of life benefit from Haflinger—young and old, men, women and children. It is for people who want to be proactive about their foot health and for those millions of Americans who suffer from foot problems caused by disease, congenital defect, overuse and injury. 

Your wellness starts from the ground up!



Boiled wool and wool felt have been used in Europe for at least 60 years, but are relatively new materials in this country. It is the wellness properties, breathability and softness of both materials that are the secret of their success! Furthermore, wool is a natural insulator—it keeps your feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter, guaranteeing year round comfort. Haflinger boiled wool and wool felt footwear benefits both healthy and problem feet alike!

Breathability has such a tremendous impact on your well-being, but so few people really understand the reasons. It is breathabilty that will keep your foot at room temperature all the time, never giving you a hot sweaty foot so common in synthetic materials. Synthetic materials are not breathable and will cause your feet to get hot and to perspire. Consequently, your veins will open up, circulation slows down and you will get tired. In a day and age where we are mobile longer in life and travel more than ever, conserving energy is so important!