The Well-Rounded Gent: You Need CP Slippers

CP Slippers

Hi. My name is Fish and I am a slipper-slut. This is something I’ve been coming to terms with for almost a year, and it feels like the right time to come out of this particular closet.

It hasn’t always been like this, but it is nearly certain that it’ll be like this for the rest of my days and it’s OK. In fact, it is more than OK, comfort SHOULD be king. My piggies deserve it and so do yours.

Because of this, you really need to know about this cool company out of Alicante, Spain called CP Slippers. CP Slippers got its start in the early 1980s after its eventual founder went on a trip to Japan. It was on that trip that he discovered the Japanese tradition of leaving the dirt outside where it belongs by donning slippers upon entering the house. When he returned to Spain he started making slippers at home from one piece of leather for his friends and family and the rest is history.

CP Slippers

Fast forward to now and CP Slippers is making these simple yet luxurious “house shoes” out of select calfskin leather for anyone looking to part with 35 Euros (about 39 bucks). Each slipper is cut from a single piece of this soft, smooth leather, then it is handcrafted around a mold and  stitched into existence. The end result is a clean, straightforward design that conforms to the foot and gets better the more it’s worn.

CP Slippers in Blue

 

The inside of the slipper is the smooth side of the leather and it is a delight to slip the piggies in there whether it’s at the end of a long day at work or at the beginning of a lazy Sunday filled with Netflix, snuggling, and eating cold pizza. This, of course, means that the outside of the slipper is the slightly rough suede side and it is surprisingly grippy and quiet when padding around the house. The combination of warm foot against cool, smooth leather and soft, luxurious suede up against the rest of the world makes for a unique tactile and visual experience.

CP Slippers

As luck would have it, the opportunity to test the uncolored, vegetable-tanned, unfinished cow leather version as well as a pair of the intensely colored blue original ones. The unfinished version promises to develop a patina over time which starts to happen the minute the foot is slipped inside. According to CP Slippers, these will eventually become Cognac-colored…I can’t wait. The Original in blue starts off a little softer than the unfinished version, but both begin to mold to the shape of the foot almost instantaneously. If you haven’t figured it out yet, it is easy to be fascinated and infatuated with these lovely house shoes.

To boil it all down, CP Slippers are simplicity perfected.

**Full disclosure: These slippers were provided at no cost for editorial consideration, to think otherwise would be silly.

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