Smelly! Is the first word that comes to mind.
As soon as the sealed bag is opened, a waft of lavender hits you. It's not quite as subtle as I expected, certainly not "gently scented" as the packaging suggests. At least it will help drown out any ungodly foot stink.
Odours aside, these fully microwavable Furry Warmers are just what I needed. Once you remove the packaging, the Hot Slippers are ready to pop straight into the microwave.
Filled with scented wheat grains, Furry Warmers feel more like bean bags than slippers. Once the overpowering lavender scent dies down, the smell is actually quite relaxing.
Made by Intelex, these are just one of the many products on offer that contain the herbal balls.
Unlike similar products, the whole Hot Slipper can be microwaved. There are no removable innards, which means more warm time for your toes.
There are three different colours to choose from, light brown, cream or dark brown. I chose the latter. The dark brown fur mixed with the beige interiors kind of resemble two teddy bear bellies (I'm also hoping they will help hide the dirt better).
Don't worry if you choose a lighter colour though. These Microwavable Slippers are fairly easy to clean. Just wipe them down with a damp cloth and they are good to go.
So far, so good, these genius foot warmers couldn't be more perfect... well that is until you try to walk in them.
Unfortunately they only come in one size (3/8). I have very small feet, somewhere inbetween a 3 and a 4. These were just too big.
I felt like I should be in that band, The Cartoons (anyone remember them? If so you'll know what I mean).
This can be easily fixed by sewing the backs. There is no rigid sole which means this should be possible. Although it is this lack of support that makes the slippers so awkward to walk in.
Hot Slippers, Cozy Slippers, Furry Warmers, what ever you want to call them, they are great for putting your feet up in. Although walking is clearly an issue, they do exactly what they are made for, warming up those frosty toes on a cold winters evening.
If that isn't enough, you could always use them as a percussion instrument (they make an awesome rain noise).
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