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 Urban Woolers are streamlined for warmer weather. The moisture- wicking wool and slip-on, slip-off elastic laces make these sneakers cool in every which.
Featuring a Merino lining, the Urban 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.
Bend doesn’t break. That’s the kind of flexibility and strength these rubber soles provide. Also featuring resistance to water and extreme temperatures as well as oils and grease, they give you the security and stability needed to deal with the unpredictable nature of life in the city.
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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