What Is Shearling & Why Wear It

We love all things comfortable, which is why we make so many products with the softest material out there—100% genuine shearling.


But there's more to it than fluff. Let’s break down what shearling is, and what makes shearling our favorite, most comfortable materials to use for men & women.


The Softest Material


To put it simply, shearling is premium wool that comes from shearing a sheep.


This luxury material typically has a suede surface on one side and a soft, fluffy feel on the other. You might see shearling lining high-end apparel like winter jackets and hats, but our favorite place to use it is in our cozy slipper collection.


Genuine shearling insulates and retains heat naturally, wrapping your feet in warmth and comfort no matter where you roam. 


 What Is Shearling & Why Wear Shearling


Long Lasting Quality


The more you wear shearling, the more supple it becomes.


As time passes, the shearling lining will actually begin to shape around the foot, delivery the same immersive comfort you can expect from all OluKai footwear.


Add on its antimicrobial, hypoallergenic, and static-resistant properties, and you have one premium and lasting material.


Responsible Design


When it comes to sourcing materials, we do our best to approach things in a responsible, humane, and sustainable way.


Rather than creating waste, we reclaim sheep hides from other industries, such as the food industry, and repurpose them into timeless pieces that you can wear over and over and over again.


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Benefits of Shearling 


  • Keeps you warm in cold temperatures
  • Breathable in warmer temps
  • Durable and long-lasting material 
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Static-resistant
  • Antibacterial
  • Luxuriously soft
  • Ages beautifully


    Ready to put our 100% genuine shearling to the test? Shop the shearling slipper collection for women & men.


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