Last week I decided I wanted to watch some of the lunar eclipse.I
knew it was cold out and so I put on my beautiful brown Valenkis that
go almost to my knees. The temperature was cold, -11F, and I decided
to stay out only until I started to get uncomfortable. I watched a
lot of the eclipse and thoroughly enjoyed my time outside, being very
still, and very cozy. My fingers started to get chilly and my cheeks
were cold, although my bare toes in my warm boots were just beginning
to cool off.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that I'd been out in that
sub-zero weather for almost an hour!
I LOVE your boots!!!!!
Thanks, Pam, US
Russian Valenki, traditional winter boots made of felt, represent one of the key symbols of Russian cultural heritage. The history of valenki began many centuries ago. 100% sheep's wool is used to make seamless, warm and healthy felt boots according to unique Russian technology: each valenok is cut out of a single, seamless strip of lambswool. It is dipped in acid and then in boiling water, then before being oven-dried, it is beaten to form a heel and a point at the toe.
Valenki felt boots have healing effect - for flu, rheumatic disease, feet massage. The lambswool hairs massage and stimulate blood circulation in the feet, strengthen the immune system. Kind and curing warmth! From old times valenki were national footwear in Russia, and were worn not only by peasants and military but also by members of the tsar family. Valenki resist the temperature down to 40 degrees C below zero. Being tested by military in arctic frosts they are of the better quality than Swedish or Norwegian ones.
Best souvenir from Russia, today valenki felt boots have become fashionable footwear thanks to original design, embroidery and hand crafted feautures.