Can You Have Footwear That Is Comfortable AND Stylish?

Can You Have Footwear That Is Comfortable AND Stylish? // August 14, 2018

What are the most comfortable shoes you’ve ever owned? Chances are, your most comfortable shoes probably weren’t your most stylish pair, but you loved slipping into them at the end of the day.

If you think of the big name comfy shoe brands, they don’t exactly scream ‘street’ or ‘cool’, but choosing comfortable shoes doesn’t always mean you have to compromise on style.

Street Style

The modern sneaker is a perennial option for effortless cool, think brands like Vans or Adidas which are very much ‘a la mode’ currently. The original Converse casual style trainer, the Chuck Taylor All Star, first made its mark on the stylish footwear scene in the early 20th Century.

Designed initially to be marketed for basketball, the All Stars quickly became a fashion icon, but at a cost. That cost being comfort. Rocking a pair of Converse was a style statement but one that made your feet sore at the end of the day.


Other major brands’ designs also caught on quickly in the 80’s and 90’s, but despite being perfect for kickflipping your skateboard, they weren’t made for pounding the tarmac for a days sightseeing. In fact, many sneaker brands offered shoes that were designed to be ‘out there’, with colourful designs, not entirely suited to casual and comfortable wear.

Woollen Comfort

On the other end of the footwear spectrum, we find wool footwear, focused primarily on comfort. Wool-lined shoes are not a new thing, with brands like the Australian Uggs making waves since the 60’s and 70’s. Despite being comfortable footwear, the wool boot was never really designed for style wear or harsh weather, with many a pair of Uggs ruined in the rain.

The Russian designed ‘valenkis’, which are thick woollen shoes designed for harsh winters, are a proven, traditional choice when it comes to ice and snow. Considering these were born in Siberia and the Arctic circle, you’re more assured of dry, comfortable feet at the end of a day treading wintery streets. But again, style is compromised by comfort and function.

Comfort & Style

At Baabuk, Comfort, Revised is our philosophy for creating footwear with streetwise style yet at-home comfort. Our wool shoes are inspired by the comfort and tradition of the Russian ‘valenkis’ and revised to fit a modern style, offering a new take on footwear.

comfort and style shoes

Using the woollen comfort, Baabuk offers cool looking sneakers that fit-in equally at home, on the town, and traveling in a new city.

So to answer the question, “can you have footwear that is comfortable and stylish?”

Yes, you can! Discover Baabuk!

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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)



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).

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