FOREVER COOL FOOTWEAR.
Hundreds of years ago, shepherds had no escape from the elements so they created a tightly woven wool fabric called burel. Now our sneakers use this heritage material,which is handcrafted from locally sourced wool by highly skilled artisans on antique machines with histories as impressive as the material they create. The result is products that are as enduring as their traditional roots—which is why we consider these “the old sneakers in the world.”
The Sky Woolers offer a high top wool design to elevate your style with a merino lining to regulate your temperature. They're the perfect footwear for unpredictable weather in any season.
Featuring a Merino lining, the Sky Wooler’s 100% wool uppers are durable, flexible and water-repellent on the outside; cozy and itch-free on the inside. Whether it’s hot or cold, wool’s natural wicking and breathable properties keep your feet at a comfortable temperature.
Comfort meets convenience in these elastic laces that making slipping on and off your shoes a breeze. The no-tie design is easy to adjust to ensure a snug fit and makes for a clean, modern look.
Lightweight rubber soles perfectly complement the airy feel of our wool uppers. Designed to be flexible and durable and featuring treads with multiple patterns, they provide all day comfort and performance that lasts and lasts.
How do I wash and clean my Baabuk sneakers?
Baabuk sneakers, slip-ons, and ballerina flats are machine washable. We recommend using a wool detergent and the preset "wool" program, or washing at 30° C / 90° F on a gentle cycle. Insoles can be removed during washing, and air drying is recommended
What if the sneakers gets wet?
The fibers of the wool are naturally covered with a special waxy coating. Therefore, wool is naturally water repellent and will be less exposed to stains as spills will less easily be absorbed by the fabric. However, they are not waterproof and will get wet in heavier rain or deep puddles.
If your Baabuk sneakers have gotten wet, simply remove and dry at room temperature. Avoid putting them in a dryer. The wool will not get damaged by water and will not shrink, as the raw material has already been washed and felted.
Are the Urban Woolers and Sky Woolers adequate for cold or hot weather?
Wool is an insulating and regulating material. It will protect your feet from the cold in the winter and keep them cool in the summer. So enjoy your pair of Baabuk at any time of the year!
Can I adjust the elastic laces on the Urban Woolers and Sky Woolers? What if the lace is too long?
Yes! The elastic laces can be easily customized to match your fit and style. They can be re-laced in a variety of patterns and any leftover can simply be cut off to maintain a sleek look. Here's a short video with a few ideas and instructions - Elastic lace customization.
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