Comfort, Revised  - The Urban Wooler

Comfort, Revised - The Urban Wooler // May 25, 2018


At Baabuk, we’ve taken a traditional process of wool production with attention to detail, and evolved it for a modern-day fit. This Comfort, Revised philosophy allows us to focus on designing innovative products without compromising traditional quality.

An example of this philosophy in practice is our Urban Wooler sneakers.

RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION

The Urban Wooler is made in Europe (Portugal to be exact) in a workshop that has been called a “serial production museum”. Using machinery dating back to 1892, the men and women crafting the Urban Woolers take great care in ensuring consistent quality and attention to detail.

Additionally, our shoes are produced from 100% responsibly sourced wool, which comes from the happy and free-roaming sheep of the local Serra da Estrela Natural Park, ensuring ethical treatment and delivering mulesing-free wool. All supplies, such as the soles, laces, and boxes, are sourced within a 200km radius of our workshop to reduce the carbon footprint of material transport. 

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COMFORT

The story behind our Urban Woolers doesn’t just sound good. The careful and detailed production results in shoes with unrivaled comfort and longlasting quality. 

Being 100% wool, they have more flexibility than a standard sneaker, which means less wear-and-tear on your feet. They’re designed to be comfortable right out of the box with no socks required. No blisters and no pain - Urban Woolers are ready on day-one.

Wool is a naturally porous material, making it lightweight and breathable. Its added antibacterial and temperature regulating properties ensure that your sockless summers don’t turn into sweaty summers. We've even run tests to measure this claim. In these trials, our shoes significantly outperformed traditional sneakers, measuring 6-times less humidity after just twenty minutes of walking. The Urban Wooler is designed to keep the humidity low and comfort high. 

The comfort of wool doesn't come at the cost of durability. Because wool is more resistant than cotton, our shoes can withstand the test of everyday wear. Additionally, Urban Woolers have durable soles that are built to last. They're made from lightweight and strong recycled TPO material, so they can be worn every day without worrying about the soles wearing away. 

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A RESPONSIBLE SHOE AT A RESPONSIBLE PRICE

We’ve taken many steps to ensure our products are good for our customers and good for our planet. Although this doesn’t always result in the easiest option or the cheapest method, we understand the importance in keeping to this principle.

In-line with this principle, we are proud to be part of the B-Corp movement which inspires to use business to help solve social and environmental issues. Further, we are marching towards implementing the United Nation Sustainable Development Goal 12, which is targetted at ensuring sustainable consumption and production patterns.

When you slide on your Urban Woolers, you will, of course, feel the comfort of the shoe, but you can also have comfort in knowing that you’re wearing a truly guilt-free shoe. A shoe that was produced responsibly with consideration for every part of the process - the people, the sheep, and the planet.

 

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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).

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