Here are some common questions we receive about Kingdom of Wow!

About the slippers

Our slippers are made entirely of flexible yarn that’s why they can accommodate two regular shoe sizes. When in doubt or when you’ve a half size, we’d recommend you choose the smaller size. The yarn will stretch and shape to your feet, but can’t work its magic if the slippers are too big.

Help us get your order right first time by taking a quick foot measurement. Simply draw around your feet on paper, including your longest toe and the base of your heel, then check the length in the size chart below. Easy-peasy eh? This simple task can help avoid unnecessary returns and reduce your impact on the planet!

Our slippers are designed to be worn without socks. If you wish to wear with socks, simply measure your feet whilst wearing socks.

U.S. Size Chart

XXS8.9 – 9.3 in.US 5 – 6US 6 – 7
XS9.3 – 9.7 in.US 6.5 – 7US 7.5 – 8
S9.7 – 10.0 in.US 8 – 8.5US 8 – 9
M10.1 – 10.4 in.US 8.5 – 9.5US 9.5 – 10.5
L10.5 – 10.8 in.US 9.5 – 10.5US 10.5 – 11.5
XL10.9 – 11.2 in.US 11 – 12US 12 – 13
XXL11.3 – 11.6 in.US 12 – 12.5US 13 – 13.5
3XL11.7 – 12.0 in.US 13.5 – 14US 14.5 – 15

Winter: 65% New Zealand wool and 35% bamboo yarn. Handmade from four strands of yarn for a cozy upper.

Summer: 75% New Zealand wool and 25% bamboo yarn. Handmade from two strands of yarn for a light and airy upper.

Our slippers were originally designed for keeping your feet snug and warm in the colder months. When we received more and more requests from customers for a lightweight slipper to keep feet protected in the warmer months too, we decided to design a summer collection.

Both our winter and summer slippers are finished with a soft leather sole. The difference being the crocheted upper, the summer slipper being around half the thickness of our winter collection. 

New to the barefoot community or interested in starting to wear barefoot shoes? Visit What is Barefoot Footwear?

For seasoned barefooters, our slippers should be a snug fit to begin with, this allows the flexible yarns to work their magic and mould to the unique shape of your feet. This experience maybe a little different to what you’re used to with other barefoot footwear. The slipper upper will fit around your feet like a second skin giving maximum flexibility. 

Still unsure? Check out barefoot guru, Andrew Folt’s review of our barefoot slippers.   

Nope. Kingdom of Wow slippers are made from quality yarns including 65% New Zealand natural wool. Just like a sheep’s fleece, your slippers will keep you warm when it’s cold and cool when it’s warm. This is thermoregulation, a unique property of wool. Or check out our lightweight summer slippers which are around half the thickness of our winter collection. 

Natural fibers such as wool rarely lead to contact-allergies. However on sensitive skins these fibers can occasionally cause itching or irritation. Generally, the better the quality of the wool, the lesser chance of irritation. And we use some of the very best quality yarns in our slippers!

Kingdom of Wow slippers are designed for indoor use. We added a leather sole to protect the slippers from wear and tear and to keep you safe on smooth surfaces. However if you need to take out the trash in your slippers, go for it! But if taking the dog for a walk, we’d recommend you slip into outdoor shoes.

Yes. You can machine wash your Kingdom of Wow slippers occasionally using a cool wool program with mild wool detergent. Then simply dry flat. DO NOT TUMBLE DRY.

Because of the wool’s natural breathability, you’ll find your slippers will remain odor-free and shouldn’t need washing often.

The leather soles follow the shape of your foot: just like the arches of your feet don’t touch the ground, neither will your Kingdom of Wow slippers. Putting on a full-covering sole would have limited the stretching properties of the yarn. For maximum comfort, we prefer the slippers to shape to your feet instead of forcing your feet to fit the shape of the footwear.

About the espadrilles

Your Kingdom of Wow espadrilles are made in standard US sizes. Our size range is available below in a handy size chart.

The espadrilles are made cotton canvas or denim so can stretch a little with wear. Espadrilles should feel a little snug when first wearing to allow for this give in the fabric.

Still not sure of your size? Simply measure your feet by marking the front of your longest toe and the back of your heel bone on paper. Measure the length and use the chart to confirm your size. Easy! This simple task can help avoid unnecessary returns and reduce your impact on the planet!

For those with a high instep, we recommend the ExtraFit or Lace Ups designs with flexible comfort on the instep.

Women’s Size Chart

US 58.9 in.
US 69.1 in.
US 6.59.3 in.
US 7.59.5 in.
US 89.6 in.
US 99.8 in.
US 9.510.0 in.
US 10.510.2 in.

Men’s Size Chart

US 810.0 in.
US 8.510.2 in.
US 9.510.4 in.
US 10.510.6 in.
US 1111.0 in.
US 1211.2 in.
US 12.511.6 in.
US 13.511.8 in.
US 1412.0 in.
US 1512.2 in.

Kingdom of Wow is currently working on production development to create larger sizes across our summer collection to accommodate those with larger feet! Watch this space for further news!

Our ExtraFit design is fitted with a flexible elastic band that maximizes comfort on the instep.

Our Lace Up design gives a flexible fit on the width.

Both designs offer ready-to-wear comfort for people with a high instep. 

Our Classic design offers a more traditionally styled espadrille without the fitted flexible band or laces.  

Yes! Your Kingdom of Wow espadrilles are traditionally worn outdoors. They’re the perfect summer shoe.  

Remove excess dirt from your espadrilles gently with a soft brush, then clean with a damp cloth using a small amount of mild laundry detergent without bleaching agent. Rinse with a clean cloth and dry naturally. We do not recommend machine washing or submerging your espadrilles fully in water as this may compromise the adhesive used to attach the jute soles and organic rubber outer.

Should the adhesive become compromised over time, we recommend you use cement glue to carefully repair the soles of your espadrilles. 

Shipping & Returns

Orders placed within the U.S.A. will take between 1 – 5 business days.

You’ll receive a shipment notification after you’ve placed your order with tracking information. But feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions about the whereabouts of your order: [email protected]

Simply send us an email if you have any issues with your Kingdom of Wow footwear or if you would like to return or exchange. Return/exchanges are possible within 30 days of receiving your order. Take a look at our full return/exchange policy here for costs and other information.  

Our footwear can also be easily purchased online. We sell in the U.S. and Europe with a little in the United Kingdom and Japan too. 

If you’re not in U.S. you can purchase our footwear from our European site here.

For worldwide shipments outside of the U.S. and Europe, to help reduce shipping costs and import duties and taxes for our customers, we recommend ordering through our trusted partners, Wolf & Badger or contact us at [email protected] to discuss your shipment.

If you’re flying through international departures at Phnom Penh airport in Cambodia, swing by our first ever boutique store. Created in partnership with Claycult, you can check out their colorful ceramic jewellery too.


Currently we offer free shipping in the U.S.

Located in Europe? Visit our European site here.

For worldwide shipping, including Canada, please contact our friendly team at [email protected] or place your order through our trusted partners Wolf & Badger

We ship worldwide! Our logistical lines are set in the U.S. and Europe. However if you need us to ship to another destination we’ll be happy to help! Just drop us a line at [email protected] and we’ll work it out together.

Or if you’re located in Europe. Visit us at kingdomofwow.eu.

For our Canadian customers, due to increasing shipping fees and import duties levied on orders shipped from the U.S. we recommend purchasing through our trusted partners Wolf & Badger, their shipments are fully inclusive of duties and tax for Canada. 

About the company

Making our footwear is a real work of love and handmade entirely by our local team in Cambodia.

Our wool slippers are hand-crocheted. The soles are hand-cut and punched from supple leather hide and hand-sewn with care onto the slippers. They’re finished with carefully selected accessories. 

The cotton canvas of our espadrilles are hand-cut precisely to strict size patterns. Once machine sewn, the cotton uppers are pinned to the jute soles then hand-sewn together with traditional blanket stitch.

See for yourself here

All our footwear is handmade in the Kingdom of Wonder: Cambodia. We have our own workshop in Siem Reap, a stone’s throw away from the amazing temples of Angkor.

Make a virtual visit to our workshop here

Kingdom of Wow came from a play on the nickname Kingdom of Wonder, by which Cambodia is affectionately known.

Thanks for asking! We want to make comfortable footwear that helps you relax but do so responsibly. Fair, safe and healthy work conditions are our top priority and the reason why we operate our own production workshop. Keeping manufacturing in-house means we don’t just check and monitor, but directly decide: the wages paid, the working environment, the insurances and benefits, and much much more. It also enables us to keep track of our supply chain and monitor suppliers which is probably one of the biggest challenges for conscious brands.

Our intention is to source and produce to leave the smallest footprint as possible. A big goal for a small brand, but we make our choices to consider carefully our impact on the planet.

If you like what we’re doing and would like to help, check out Professionals Doing Good. If we have any vacancies available, that’s where you’ll find them!