Are the Baabuks itchy since they are made of wool? Can I really wear Baabuk shoes without socks?
The wool that many of the customers remember is the one from customers’ grandmothers that were itchy and unpleasant to wear. However, wool is a natural fibre that comes in different thicknesses and can be extremely comfortable. For example, cashmere is a wool fibre that is very soft and fluffy. To make the Baabuk shoes, Baabuk uses a very fine wool fibre that is thick enough to be resistant and durable - and of course, comfortable!
What if the shoe gets wet?
If customers Baabuk shoes 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.
What does the name “Baabuk” mean?
The name BAABUK was developed to highlight the foundational elements of the brand - Baabuk’s homage to ancestral roots and Baabuk’s focus on wool. It is a mix between the BAAA of the sheep and the Russian word BABUSHKA (meaning grandmother).
Where does the wool come from?
The wool used to make Baabuk’s slippers and boots come from New Zealand. The wool used to make the Sky and Urban Woolers comes from Portugal where the sheep happily live in the natural park of Serra da Estrela. Baabuk’s wool is mulesing-free
What are the shipping costs?
Baabuk ships to most countries. Rates are calculated at checkout depending on the shipping country. Free shipping on all orders over 150 Euros. Customers outside of the EU may be responsible for any applicable import duties and taxes. For more information please visit Baabuk’s ‘shipping and return’ page.
Can I remove the inner sole and replace it with an orthopaedic sole?
Yes, the inner sole can be removed. Therefore, customers can insert the sole of their choice in their pair of shoes.
Are the Urban Woolers and Sky Woolers adequate for cold and hot weather
Wool is an insulating and regulating material. It will protect customers feet from the cold in the winter and keep them cool in the summer. So customers can enjoy their pair of shoes at any time of the year!