The pom-pom decorated shoes famously part of the ceremonial uniform of the Greek royal guard has provided the inspiration for a new range of casual footwear now being distributed by its Greek producers as an export line available across the EU.

In England this colourful range of woolly slippers with sheepskin lining has been taken up by The Lodge Shoe Company.

Every slipper incorporates at least three contrasting colours and has been handcrafted. The sole is made from non-slip suede.

By Sonia Roberts.