Creator Series: Dan & Galina of Baabuk

Creator Series: Dan & Galina of Baabuk // June 14, 2018

We're very proud to introduce to you our first ever Creator Series. Every other month we will share with you interviews with creator friends of ours. This is an opportunity for you to discover amazing people and for us to give a little shoutout to creators that we admire.

First up, our own creators - Galina and Dan of Baabuk!


How do you define what you do?

Galina : @Baabuk - Imagine and organize

Dan : @Baabuk, I would say I have two main roles: One is to fix the problems and the second one is to push the brand to the next level.

How did BAABUK start?

Galina : It all started when I was 5 years old and we moved to Moscow. Valenki – traditional felted boots - were the only shoes you could wear in -30C outside. I remember rolling and make the angels in the snow with my valenkis on.

Dan : It all started with a pair of Valenki I received from my father in law.

Most interesting things that define who you are?

Galina : I love exploring. I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list!

Dan : I hear often the comment from other about me that I have thousands of ideas. I believe there is something true to that.

Your lucky charm is:

Galina : Find shooting stars and make wishes. They always come true!

Dan : Four-leaf clovers. I find them a few times while going walking. But I am not as successful as my mother - she finds them all the time.

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Prized possession:

Galina : My running shoes. Some people call it meditation.

Dan : Our chalet in the mountains where I can tinker with all that I want.

What is your favourite place and why?

Galina : I love this place called Earth, but don’t want to call it mine.

Dan : Apart that I want to return to Argentina when I retire, I enjoy a lot of long hours hiking in the mountains. It frees up my thoughts and charges me with plenty of new ideas.

What is your favourite book and why?

Galina : 'Let My People Go Surfing', by Yvon Chouinard. It is a must for anyone starting business.

Dan : “Parfume” by Süskind. It incredible how to understand that how little we use our nose as a body sense.

Your dream dinner party would be with?

Galina : My husband, he is the most creative cook I know.

Dan : “Cedrovicka” group. These are friends from the university.

In another life, you’d be...

Galina : Baaaa - a sheep :) 

Dan : I pass this question ;) 

One wish for the gold fish:

Galina : To sing like an opera singer.

Dan : Health.

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Work is:

Galina : Fulfilling

Dan : Waking up in the morning and having fun all day long.

The future will be:

Galina : Sunny 

Dan : Hopefully with wise people. 

The past was:

Galina : Full

Dan : A dictionary from where you can learn a lot.

Share some “words to live by” with us, please:

Galina : “All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it”, but it is not mine, it is from “Little Prince”.

Dan : Dreams don’t work unless you do.

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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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