Fashionable people need fashionable accessories. And even if you aren’t into fashion, there are just some fashion accessories that need to be there whenever you need it. Boots are such accessories. For some people owning a pair of boots is just like owning any other pair of shoes. You wear it whenever you need it. But for others boots need to be comfortable and durable. Of course it helps if it en vogue too.
What better way to stay warm and comfortable during long winter nights than to encase cold feet into a pair of beautiful women’s sheepskin boots? Sheepskin is made from nature’s insulator which keeps off moisture while maintaining warmth and comfort. But first of all, where did these fashionable boots come from and why sheepskin boots in the first place?
First off, sheepskin boots were fashionable even before well known brands came into the market. Sheepskin boots were originally worn by people in rural occupations in places like China and the Arctic. These shepherds had ready access to materials and found that boots made from sheepskin were actually very good in warding off moisture and dampness. During WWI and WWII sheepskin boots became very popular among aviators and pilots who commanded non-pressurized airplanes at very high altitudes. The boots then became popular among surfers and swimmers who wore the boots during competitive meets to warm their feet while waiting for their turn.
One of the advantages of wearing boots made from sheepskin is its thermostatic properties. Boots made from this material are fleecy on the inner side of the boots which allow air to circulate while at the same time keeping your feet at body temperature. Another advantage of sheepskin boots is that they can be worn with or without socks or leggings because of the fleece lining the boots. Footwear made from sheepskin is not limited to boots, there are slippers, slip-ons, comfort slides loafers and other similar designs. They can also be worn by both men and women.
Sheepskin dropped into popularity as preferences to leather soared. This is because leather or cow hide is easier to tan and is sturdier than sheepskin. However due to advances in technology, sheepskin boots have become durable and care for them have become easier. There are stain and water repellent sprays which can be bought in shoe stores. These products should be sprayed on to the boots before wearing them. This will make it harder for dust and or grim to stick to the boots making them easier to clean after wearing. The water repellent should also help keep moisture out and at the same time preserve the boots. All it needs for cleaning is a damp cloth and some water and voila, clean boots.
Because of its popularity, especially among the college crowd and women, there are fake sheepskin boots or substandard sheepskin boots are circulating in the market. To make sure that the boots you purchased are the real thing, your boots have to be made with 100% pure Merino fleece. Merino is a breed of sheep highly prized for their wool. Merino sheep have the softest and finest wool available in the market today. Sheepskin boots made from Merino wool can be worn during the summer and winter.
Women’s sheepskin boots are the rage in fashionable boots nowadays. A lot of brands have been fighting it out in the market for dominance. But whatever your brand of sheepskin boots may be, it is always important to look for quality above fashion and try looking for a brand that gives value for money. These boots can last a very long time with proper care, so make sure that the one you get is durable and comfortable at the same time.