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Zillertal Doggln

the most comfortable slipper

Handicraft - Zillertal Doggln
© Ursula Aichner

The Zillertal slipper made of felt

The most comfortable slippers you can wear in the winter months are, without a doubt, Zillertaler Doggln. Originally made from light grey, virgin wool and felt from the Ziller Valley, Doggln are becoming increasingly more modern in style. Nowadays Doggln are available in a variety of different patterns and colours. However, what hasn’t changed is the way they are made. Each pair is handmade, a process which demands painstaking effort and strong fingers. 

Doggeln instead of high heels on the catwalk at Paris Fashion Show

The Zillertaler Doggln also make it onto the catwalk. Paris 2019: the music plays, the lights come on, the first model steps onto the catwalk at the Paris Fashion Show by Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler. But the model is not wearing high heels, but the most popular slipper of the Zillertal people, the "Doggel".

Of course you can buy doggln at various sales points in the Zillertal. But you can also learn the craft yourself, and there are always courses available.

mys-Doggl Workshop at Poachtna Gschäft-Doggl Kurs
Doggl Workshop at Poachtna Gschäft

In the workshop we make a pair of Zillertaler Doggln in the desired size with hand-sewn sole.

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