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# 174947 11-Jun-2015 20:10
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Today a parcel arrived. It's a pair of Glerups ankle shoes.

I decided to investigate them after seeing a story on the news a few weeks back. All the reviews seemed to be very positive, so I decided to bite the bullet and get some. So far, (after about 4 hours) they are everything I hoped and more. They are warm, very comfortable, and stylish.


They aren't cheap.
I tried to get them cheaper by buying from the US, but that seems to have been a waste of time. I should have purchased locally.


The thing that amazes me the most, is that there isn't already talk of them here.




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  # 1323039 11-Jun-2015 21:15
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They look like shearers shoes.



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  # 1323047 11-Jun-2015 21:37
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Not even close :) shearers moccasins are pretty ugly. More like a short woolen gumboot I suppose.

Their marketing refers to addicts. I can totally see how you could get addicted to these.




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  # 1323136 12-Jun-2015 07:31
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Post again in 6 months to tell us how well they wear - soles and uppers.

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  # 1323262 12-Jun-2015 11:07
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Really? $200 for slippers?



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  # 1323271 12-Jun-2015 11:20
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Really! (actually @ $180 using Amazon/Youshop). Worth every cent so far.

As for calling them slippers... I suppose they are technically, but I'm calling them indoor shoes. I've refused to ever buy a pair of slippers they're always ugly, uncomfortable rubbish. And they're for women and old men.

Only gripe so far, I'm not allowed to wear them to bed!




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  # 1323284 12-Jun-2015 11:39
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They do look comfy.
I'd ruin them by wearing them outside because I'd be too lazy to take them off for that trip to the rubbish bin or something.

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  # 1323295 12-Jun-2015 12:02
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I'm a huge fan of these: http://shop.canterburyleather.com/collections/slippers-scuffs

I've been wearing them almost continuously for the past three years and they're still going strong plus the insole is removable and replaceable. Super warm, very comfy and made in NZ. I wear them outside occasionally to dump the vacuum cleaner or whatever and I have on occasion gotten them wet while cleaning the shower. They'll probably go another year; they haven't worn out but I stupidly kicked the dogs ball too often with them and the right one is now discoloured and a bit of stitching on that toe is coming undone. Won't do that to the next pair.

 
 
 
 


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# 1323302 12-Jun-2015 12:07
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200$ does seem to be on the high end. hows it comfort wise. anything m.a.g.i.c.a.l ?


I dunno if i can come to terms to spend that much amount for indoor shoe in the first place ! lol 

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  # 1323315 12-Jun-2015 12:34
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I've had them for years - there is a shop in Greytown that sells them.

Brilliant things - comfortable in a wide range of temperatures and only really too hot in high summer.





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  # 1323316 12-Jun-2015 12:35
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trig42: They do look comfy.
I'd ruin them by wearing them outside because I'd be too lazy to take them off for that trip to the rubbish bin or something.


 

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  # 1323387 12-Jun-2015 13:50
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I have seen these and they do look comfortable, but as I'd only wear them inside, to me they're just expensive slippers.  So if we're sharing slippers, I've been wearing a pair of these for about three years - sheep on the inside and cow on the outside - very warm, comfortable and so far pretty durable.

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  # 1323469 12-Jun-2015 15:41
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andrewNZ: Really! (actually @ $180 using Amazon/Youshop). Worth every cent so far.

As for calling them slippers... I suppose they are technically, but I'm calling them indoor shoes. I've refused to ever buy a pair of slippers they're always ugly, uncomfortable rubbish. And they're for women and old men.

Only gripe so far, I'm not allowed to wear them to bed!




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  # 1323520 12-Jun-2015 16:16
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Where can you buy this locally?





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  # 1323525 12-Jun-2015 16:22
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They seem to be a lot cheaper in Australia





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  # 1323534 12-Jun-2015 16:27
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nakedmolerat: Where can you buy this locally?


Where to buy New Zealand Wide






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