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Baabuk featuring Steve Ravussin

Baabuk featuring Steve Ravussin // March 23, 2017


Today is be the last day of our third Kickstarter campaign, the BAABUK UNISEX WOOL BOOT, and we would like to thank all our backers for the 55K CHF raised! Thank you for your support and thank you for bringing our project to life!

We would like to share with you something that happened to us when we were working hard on the boot project: an unordinary story… or we might even say, an extraordinary story!

November 2016, we received a phone call from Mover (Swiss company specialised in Ski gear and thin merino wool sportswear) in the middle of a regular workday: “Hey guys! Just wandering… do you know Mike Horn? We would like to work with you to make the warmest boot possible to go in Antarctica, would you be in?”.

A few days later, a group of people visited us in our office and were looking for wool boots to go on an expedition. But not just any expedition… It was the Pole 2 Pole expedition conducted by Mike Horn. An adventure that led Mike and his entire team across the globe, linking the two globes! Mike Horn needed wool boots to cross the south pole both by foot and the team needed to sail the boat without having their toes freezing. Regarding the boot that Mike Horn was to wear during his expedition, we worked hand in hand with Dahu, a Swiss company specialised in innovative ski boots. 
 
We equipped the team in no time with the prototypes we could offer. 

Last week, Steve Ravussin (sailor on the Pole 2 Pole expedition) came back to Switzerland, willing to share his experience and memories with us. One of these memories being... the Baabuk Boots!

 



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Sizing Chart

 


To find your perfect size, please use our Size Finder page.

This is the BAABUK sizing chart for our sneaker/urban wooler collection

Choosing the right shoes online can be difficult, in addition to regular sizing, we offer additional measurements in the chart below so that you can measure your foot to get the perfect fit.

Note that our shoes are made of wool. Wool is a stretchable material that will adapt itself to your foot. I general we recommend that if you have a larger feet or if you are in between two sizes  to take the size above (e.g EU 42 1/2 -> 43).

Size chart :

EU Size

Lengths (mm)

Girth (mm)

35
217
23
36
224
23
37
230
24
38
237
24
39
243
24
40
247
25
41
254
25
42
260
26
43
267
26
44
274
27
45
281
27
46
287
28

 

In order to choose your perfect pair just measure the length and girth of your feet.

To measure the length you can put your feet on a with page of paper and draw the line in front and at the back of your feet (the highest point at the front and at the back). The length can vary between 1 and 2 mm. To measure the girth you will circle your feet at the ball part. Check this link how to measure the ball girth.

If your feet is large we suggest that you choose the size above that is matching to the girth given in our chart.

The pictures below will help you with these measurements : 

Size Chart Baabuk

Please not that if the size you choose doesn't fit you perfectly you can exchange your shoes.

Slipper Sizing:

The slipper are hand-felted in one piece without any stitching. The advantage of these kind of slippers is that with the time, your feel will continue to felt the slippers and they will take the shape of your feet.

We have cut the opening of the shoes a little bit tighter. For the kids and female sizes we have cut a litle 'V' cut to make it easier to entre the shoe. In case you feel its still too tight, just cut with a scisor the 'V' a little bit bigger. That is only possible with hand-felted wool slippers.

Converting US/EU Sizes? Use our Size Finder page.

Conditions : Please contact us if you want to exchange the shoes. Once we have validate your request you can ship us the unused shoe (on your charges). We will ship you back a new pair (on our charges).

Shopping from Switzerland ? 

Please use our Swiss website : www.baabuk.ch