Cool in summer. Warm in winter. Even in rainy weather, your Merino sneakers will keep your feet dry thanks to their water-repellent properties. The natural fibres ensure an ideal moisture balance and inhibit odours in the shoe.

All-rounder Merino.

Merino wool is characterised by many positive properties. Small cavities in the wool fibre allow permanent air circulation and allow water to bead up.

 

Merino also has a characteristic silky-soft feel and is very hard-wearing.

Naturally strong.

Go Merino.

For bad weather or sunshine.
Your Merino sneaker is your reliable feel-good all-rounder.

All-rounder Merino

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Soft.
Sturdy.
Thermoregulating.
Water repellent.

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Merino wool - more details.

Care instructions for your merino sneakers.

Thanks to the natural and strong properties of merino wool, your sneakers are very robust and require little intensive care. You can clean the sole with a cloth if necessary. And if your sneakers do need a thorough cleaning, you can wash them in the washing machine at a low temperature.

Pay attention to these things:

30° degrees.
No fabric softener.
Low spin cycle.
Wool detergent.
Air dry slowly.

What makes JOSEF SEIBEL merino shoes so special?
Merino wool, as the name also suggests, comes from merino sheep. This breed of sheep is distinguished by its special wool. The wool fibers of fine wool sheep are true all-rounders - they are fine, soft and yet strong. Merino fibers are half as thick as normal wool fibers and therefore do not scratch the skin. Their fiber thickness is too thin to irritate our nerve endings in the skin. Due to the strong crimp of the wool, we feel a soft and pleasant texture.

Learn more about the properties of merino wool:

➔ Water and dirt repellent.
➔ Natural UV protection.
➔ Light.
➔ Anti-odor.
➔ Robust.
➔ Soft.

How does temperature regulation work in merino shoes in the cold season?

Merino wool warms in winter and cools in summer - that's how it works in winter: The fine fibres of merino wool form a large air cushion throughout their volume. The air-filled cavities between the fine wool fibres are poor conductors of heat, giving our bodies a layer that protects against the cold, even though it is not very thick and therefore remains very light. The cold air from outside does not penetrate the fibres, just as the body heat does not escape.

How does temperature regulation work in merino shoes in the warm season?

Merino wool cools in summer and warms in winter - this is how it works in summer: we sweat to cool ourselves. The evaporation of sweat through our body heat has a cooling effect on our skin. But it is important that the moisture can escape from the body in the form of water vapour. If the moisture, which is a good conductor of heat, remains on the skin, we feel the sensation of sweating more and more.

And now merino wool with its fine fibres comes into play. The fine fibres of merino wool are hygroscopic - they can bind water vapour inside. The surface of the wool fibres stays dry and leaves a pleasant feeling on the skin. The air-filled cavities around the fibres cause the stored moisture in the fibres to evaporate. The cooling effect of merino wool is ingenious and unique - no synthetic material can do that.

Shoes without unpleasant odours - how does that work?

Sweat in itself is odourless. Odours only arise when skin bacteria begin to decompose the sweat. The natural antibacterial effect of merino wool is based on the surface structure of the wool fibres. This is more "scaly", skin bacteria simply cannot attach themselves so well and fewer odours can arise.

Bad weather? No problem for merino wool.

The robust wool fibres are so finely and densely crimped that dirt and water cannot penetrate the inside of the material and simply roll off. The natural wool grease lanolin, which is contained in the surface fibres, provides additional water- and dirt-repellent protection for merino wool.

More sustainable. Step by step with your Merino shoes.

Merino wool is a renewable raw material that comes from living animals. In addition to its wonderful properties, the natural wool fibres are also more sustainable and ecological than synthetic fibres, which require petroleum for their production.

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