About Marabou Slippers
Nothing says, "Hello, boys" like marabou slippers. Since the 1950s, actresses on the stage and on the screen have shown viewers what it is like to be lovely and glamorous, and marabou played a big part in that lesson. Originally, the marabou slipper took its name from the marabou stork that donated feathers from the underside of his wings. As that source became scarce, white turkey feathers took their place and became the marabou shoe that we all love today. The feathers dye easily, so they can be made into all sorts of decorative trims. Although some might find these types of shoes impractical as bedroom slippers, there are quite a few versions of slippers that imitate the look of the marabou mule, without the kitten heel to trip you up. If you are intent on recreating that old Hollywood look, then vintage slippers are the way to go. These slippers were made to last in a way that is uncommon today. If you want to find your own pair of marabou slippers, then the vast inventory on eBay makes that a wish that is easy to achieve.