Though Stubbs & Wootton founder Percy Steinhart opened up shop in 1993, his heart was in the early 20th-century: he wanted to recreate the handmade needlepoint house slippers that men would change into after muddying their boots on unpaved streets (and which quickly became fashionable options for formal, evening and dinnerwear). The results are chic (and sometimes cheeky) designs, handcrafted by a small community of artisans in La Mancha, Spain, who are known for their tradition of quality and expertise in stitching and assembling footwear. 5/8" heel. Wool upper. Leather lining and sole. Made in Spain.