How to Choose Shoes for the Summer

How to Choose Shoes for the Summer // June 15, 2018

Summer is finally here, which means plenty of sunshine for time outdoors. And that means spending lots of time on your feet! If you’re ditching your winter boots and looking for a new pair of shoes for the summer, you may want to keep the following factors in mind.


Keeping Those Toes Cool

We may not like to talk about it, but summer is the season for hot, sweaty feet. Luckily, you don’t have to wear sandals all day to let your feet breathe. While synthetic fabric tends to trap heat and moisture in, a natural fiber such as wool is breathable.

This lets moisture evaporate, which keeps your feet cooler and minimizes swelling. So you can wear sneakers and keep your cool.

Antibacterial Power

Did you know that shoes can have antibacterial properties? The natural wool of the Baabuk urban wooler is breathable, preventing the growth of bacteria. And bacteria are what create that stinky feet odor.

So with wool shoes, you can go ahead and leave the socks off, without the fear of scaring off your friends with smelly feet.

Water Repellent

Summertime is when your inner explorer can come out! You want to be able to explore paths through the woods or keep walking through a refreshing rain shower. It’s helpful to have water repellent shoes to keep your feet comfortable no matter where you want to walk.

When picking a shoe for the summer, you’ll want to find one with a water repellent quality to be ready for whatever mother nature throws your way!


Summer means lots of walking, and you need durable soles that will support you all summer long. Many sneakers are made with foam or rubber soles with varying levels of durability.

The material of the sole is often the biggest factor in the durability of a shoe, so keep that in mind when picking your summer shoe! A cheap foam sole may not take you as far as a sturdy rubber sole.

Whatever you choose, you’ll want a shoe that provides a balance of strength and flexibility so that you always have support underneath you.


Find your perfect shoes for the summer!

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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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