Remember Mahabis? They’re back
Good to see the return (and improvement of) the OG Mahabis slippers.
These were all over my social media back in the early days and a huge hit with stay-at-home millennials. Until an unfortunate blip in 2018 sent the company hurtling into administration, to be rescued by Simba Sleep founder, James Cox.
Now the original slipper design has been revived as the ‘Curve’ model, a return to Mahabis’ signature silhouette with contrasting rubber sole and toe detail (although alas, the sole isn’t detachable this time).
Of course, slippers – or ‘indoor shoes’ as Mahabis call them – are all the rage in Covid times, which means there’s mucho competition from Birkenstocks, Uggs, and *grits teeth* Crocs. But these are a more classically handsome slipper shape, albeit a contemporary one. The slipper itself is made from ‘REWOOLY’, a sustainable textile made using 50% compacted woollen fibres, with a pure 100% organic wool lining. Complementing the muted upper is a contrasting or neutral-coloured rubber sole that extends to hug the toe, protecting from scuffs and bumps.
Other improvements – an inner removable foot bed to support the sole, and a wider last than previously to allow feet to expand. An elastic ‘heel cradle’ means it transforms from a classic slipper to a backless slip-on. The slippers are made in Portugal and all major suppliers work in a safe environment and are paid a fair wage.
At £99, the price for the Mahabis Curve is a bit higher than I expected. (The classic style is £79 by comparison.) But it’s actually in line with the competition and it is a part of the post-Covid zeitgeist. It looks good, it does good and I expect it will do very well this winter. Buy it here…
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Mahabis Curve slippers
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