{swank} review & giveaway: EMU Australia Sheepskin Boots

Australian-made sheepskin boots have been a popular pop culture staple in every woman's {and man's} wardrobe for over 10 years.  Surprisingly, I had yet to take the plunge as I thought they were just clunky looking and un-stylish.  Leave it to EMU Australia to prove me wrong!

Emu is a proud Australian born, Australian based and Australian owned brand that has passionately produced the world's finest sheepskin and Merino wool products for over 15 years.

Founded in 1994, EMU uses real wool and sheepskin to ensure the quality of their products.  Their products can be found in 67 different countries and 10,000+ retail outlets.  If you are familiar with EMU Australia {pronounced "eem-you" not "eem-moo"!}, the first thing that comes to mind may be their stylish sheepskin boots, however, they have a wide product line ranging from slippers to coats and accessories.  They also have an amazing kids line which has garnered lots of international attention by the likes of some Hollywood "mini-lets" such as Suri Cruise and Leni & Lou Samuel.

Suri, Leni & Lou all love EMU!

The Little Creatures Collection from EMU Australia

EMU uses water resistant sheepskin to ensure that their boots can be worn outside even in the most extreme weather conditions.  The water repellent material has been added through the tanning process rather than the standard spray that sits on the surface and washes away as the boot wears.  Here is a breakdown of the EMU boot according to their website:
Photo courtesy of emuaustralia.com

  1. Water resistant sheepskin
  2. Super soft Australian sheepskin is thicker and provides your boot with more structure
  3. Better fit and support.  Moulded heel cup
  4. Anatomically correct sheepskin lined insole.  It's like you're walking on a cloud! {Couldn't have said it better myself - see below!}
  5. Hard wearing and comfortable tough rubber outsole, with a soft EVA inset
Check out the water resistant features of EMU Australia boots in action here!

I was sent a sample of EMU's Cuddles slippers in Chestnut and the first time I slipped my feet into them, it felt like I was walking on clouds!  Seriously.  You can tell the difference between cheap slippers and well-made slippers, and EMU didn't disappoint.  If you've ever seen me around the house, you would know that I always have a pair of slippers attached to my feet.  And because of this, I easily go through 5-7 slippers a year.  I'm talking the ones you find in department stores.  Well now I can honestly say that EMU has converted me - I'm taking these babies and never looking back!  Even at a price point at around $80 CAD, I would say they are definitely worth every penny.  The quality is amazing and built like a boot you would wear outside every day, plus the sheepskin inside the slipper is so comfortable and actually wicks away moisture.  This means that you can wear them in the summertime and your feet don't get hot, sweaty or stinky.  Imagine that!

As for sizing, I was sent a size 9 and found that they fit true to size {I'm usually a size 8 1/2 - 9}.  It seemed a bit snug in the length at first but they stretched to a comfortable fit over time.

EMU Cuddles slippers in Chestnut

The most important things that I look for when purchasing slippers are the quality of the entire slipper {stitching, etc.} and the durability of the sole.  The Cuddles slipper has everything I'm looking for and more!  EMU currently has a similar style to Cuddles on their website called the Albany.

If you're looking for a versatile style that you can wear with your everyday wardrobe, I'd highly recommend the Stinger Hi boot.  I haven't personally tried on a pair but it sure is one visually attractive boot!  Case in point:

EMU Australia Stinger Collection

Stinger Hi Boot in Chestnut

{Win It!}

EMU Australia is generously offering one lucky reader a pair of gorgeous EMU Australia boots from their Stinger collection!  Sizes may be limited to either size 5, 6 or 7.  The Stinger style will become one of your essential wardrobe pieces as they are a classic, fashionable design and easy to wear.

Stinger Hi Boot in Mushroom
One lucky winner will be wearing these this fall!

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter entry form below.  This giveaway is open to Canadian residents only and ends at 9pm PST on Sunday, October 7, 2012.

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Disclosure:  The views expressed in this review are my own and do not represent the opinions or views of EMU Australia.  We received a sample from EMU Australia free of charge in order to conduct this review.  Note that {swank}mama does not accept responsibility for sponsors that do not fulfill their giveaway duties.  Winner will be contacted via email and will have 48 hours to  respond, otherwise, a new winner will be chosen.


  1. Please help my tootsies be warm this season! :)

  2. The EMU Alba in Brown has a detail with 2 button straps that make the boots easy to slip on.

  3. I love the ashby boots

    belinda mcnabb

  4. I love the ashby boots in black


  5. I like the Platinum Stinger Hi

  6. I LOVE the miva boot, so great for fall and winter.
    Thanks for the chance

  7. The Stinger HI or the Dunoon HI. :D

  8. kungala mini, would love for my girl!
    jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

  9. I just LOVE the Alba style
    amymccarty at hotmail dot com

  10. The kids shark boot is great! I just my son a shark hoodie that is a spot on match!

  11. I like the Platinum Stinger mini

    calvert0 at telus dot net

  12. I like the Dalwood Hi

  13. I love the Amity - I know they are shoes not boots but I like them alot!

  14. I like the Shannondale Lo. If the prize is restricted to small sizes, they won't fit me.they w

  15. I like the Sandon style boot the best

  16. I love the Alba boots in the chocolate

  17. My favorite is Miva style


  18. I really like the Ashby they are amazing

  19. Love the Miva and the Dalwood Hi.

  20. i like the Stinger Hi Boot in Mushroom

  21. I like the Ashby.

    tinalee351 at gmail dot com

  22. My favourite is the MIVA in black.

  23. I like the MIVA boot

  24. LOVE the Platinum Stinger High boot!


  25. i like the http://www.emuaustralia.com/store/women/footwear/dalma.html

  26. Inverleigh

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

  27. Like the EnergizerAlba Crackle boots


  28. I like the Stinger Hi Boot in Mushroom.

  29. My daughter loves these boots. She particularly likes the Platinum Stinger Hi. I would win the best dad of the year if I won here these.

  30. outback hi is my fav

    marie : boba_gyrl@yahoo.com

  31. I love the Borumba boot. They'd be great with some bright tights and a short dress.

  32. I love the Platinum Stinger HI in chocolate or charcoal! Thanks for the amazing giveaway - the boots look sooo cozy!

  33. I like the Stinger High in Berry! lebl9077@bellsouth.net

    1. Sorry just realized it is Canada only! Disregard please!

  34. I love the Dalwood Hi design. :)

  35. I like the Prairie Lo!

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

  36. I like the Outback Hi


  37. I like the Alba - Pink cute as all get go

  38. I like the Dalma and Miva styles

  39. My fav is the stinger hi boot!!! : D
    Cammy B

  40. Stinger Hi in either mushroom or chestnut