From shoes inspired by a thousand-year-old design to our time-honored manufacturing techniques, heritage means a lot to us. So as a Swiss company who specializes in wool we’ve long been enamored with the Valais Blacknose sheep, a breed born in Switzerland in the 15th century.
These aren’t just any sheep. Their black faces and markings are so striking against their shaggy, white fleece that they’re considered the cutest sheep in the world.
These sheep live a nomadic lifestyle that makes their wool incredibly durable and strong. In fact, it has such a pronounced crimp that it can’t be twisted—but it’s the perfect consistency for the traditional felted wool we use for our sneakers. That’s why we’re partnering with local Swiss shepherds and farmers to bring this iconic wool to the market in the form of our limited edition Black Nose Sheep Urban Woolers and Sky Woolers.
Designed in Switzerland, each style features Swiss-harvested wool and will also have a striking black “nose”, sole and stitching set against a snowy wool body.
The Blacknose collection sneakers are crafted with 100% natural wool from the Valais Blacknose Sheep of Switzerland. Inside, we use cozy and itch-free Portuguese merino lining for ultimate comfort. Whether it’s hot or cold, wool’s natural wicking and breathable properties keep your feet at a comfortable temperature.
Comfort meets convenience in these elastic laces that making slipping on and off your shoes a breeze. The no-tie design is easy to adjust to ensure a snug fit and makes for a clean, modern look.
Our sneakers are built to last. We use a lightweight rubber sole on our Sky Wooler edition to perfectly complement the airy feel of our wool uppers. Our Urban Wooler design features a durable TPU sole. Both soles are designed to be flexible and durable while providing all day comfort and performance that lasts and lasts.