Kid's Indoor and Outdoor Tengries Walkabouts!
We could not be more excited to announce the return of kids' Tengries!We've made some major enhancements this time around. A durable rubber sole allows your kids to wear these anywhere they want to go. The laced system with a cord lock makes it easy for little hands to put these on and lace them tight.
Kids' Tengries Walkabouts are available in Cold Gray, Magenta, and Heathered Navy.
Like all of the footwear, these are lovingly handcrafted by artisans in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Tengries are made from large sheets of wool felt that is cut and hand-sewn into shape. As a result, they’re far softer and more pliable than the rolled felt house shoes. With their non-slip rubber soles and elastic laces, they're designed to adapt snugly to little feet, while still allowing little ones to pull them on with ease. The result? Shoes as cozy as a warm hug.
Talk to me about the rubber you use for the sole
Walkabouts are made with vulcanized milk or rubber. The result: a sole that looks and feels very similar to crepe rubber, but is more durable, pliable, and less sensitive to heat.
Tell me why Tengries are an eco-friendly choice
We never compromise on the quality of any of our products. All of the house shoes have been made using low-impact dyes and are chemical-free, while the Tengries use a thicker, vegetable-tanned leather on the sole — a tanning technique that avoids highly toxic chromium that can leach into and pollute waterways. As a result, the leather provides a thick, cushioned layer that adapts to your feet for absolute comfort.
What’s more, through the commitment to 1% for the Planet and Carbon Neutral, we go out of the way to minimize the environmental impact, all while maximizing the positive social impact of adopting fair-trade practices at the factory in Kyrgyzstan.
How can I keep my Kyrgies clean?
Keep your Tengries far away from water. If you have an unfortunate accident involving bacon grease or similar, we recommend a quick trip to your nearest dry cleaners.
Come home, kick off your work shoes, and slip your tired feet into some cozy slippers! Kyrgies works extra hard and meticulously to make sure that slipping on your house shoes is a bright spot in your day. Their sustainably-sourced wool is thermoregulating, meaning that your feet stay warm and cozy without getting hot and sweaty. Their molded orthopedic sole means that you get gentle support that will wear in instead of wearing out. And chrome-free leather and no harsh dyes or irritants means that these slippers are safe even for sensitive skin. These comfy, built-to-last, slippers are ethically handmade with eco-friendly practices by women in Kyrgyzstan earning a fair wage.
US Customers: Kyrgies is happy to exchange you unworn slippers for a different size or color, or, iff you would simply like to return your unworn slippers for a refund, we can do that too. Please note that it is Kyrgies' policy to only exchange or refund products that were purchases within 60 days of the return.
Canadian Customers: Unfortunately, we cannot pay for your exchange shipping. You will have to send Kyrgies the items in unused condition for a refund and order another pair in the size you'd prefer.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to initiate a return or exchange.