Baabuk

Felted Wool Slippers

Wonder Wool

The folks at Baabuk are passionate about wool, and it’s clear when you pull on their boiled wool slippers.

Each pair features the all-natural (and seemingly endless) benefits of wool, like how it’s temperature regulating, so these slippers will keep feet not too-hot and not too-cold. Wool is also moisture-wicking and
odor-fighting, thanks to its inherent anti-microbial nature, and is water repellent, too.

It all begins with sheep in New Zealand. Their wool then travels to Nepal to be boiled and felted into a single piece that’s the wooly upper for Baakbuk slippers.

The clog-bootie design is inspired by 16th century Russia’s valenki boots, and is finished off with a natural rubber sole that lends a little extra grip. Pull on a pair of these long-lasting, oh-so comfortable slippers for at-home coziness or quick dashes outside. Wherever you’re wearing them, your feet will appreciate all that wool can do.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Justin
    Justin

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Baabuk Slippers to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Stacey
    Stacey
    3/1/2017 10:28 AM

    Are they washable?

  • Justin
    Justin – Special Guest
    3/1/2017 10:44 AM

    @Stacey yes! wool setting, air dry. We've found they only need to be washed sparingly, since wool is naturally anti-microbial. An old toothbrush is a great way to scrub the soles, if needed.

  • Jean
    Jean
    3/1/2017 10:30 AM

    Are they itchy? Wool makes me itch whereas alpaca felt does not. How do you clean them?

    Thanks, Jean

  • Justin
    Justin – Special Guest
    3/1/2017 10:47 AM

    @Jean hi Jean, the wool is itch free. We recommend an old toothbrush to clean the soles, and if needed, the washing machine on wool setting. Dry by air

  • Joy
    Joy
    3/1/2017 10:32 AM

    What about width? My husband needs a very wide shoe - E. Would these work for him?

  • Justin
    Justin – Special Guest
    3/1/2017 10:56 AM

    @Joy hi Joy, the width is somewhere between a standard width and slightly wider. Wool can also stretch as it softens up. I would recommend going up a size for some added width.

  • Tara
    Tara
    3/1/2017 11:06 AM

    What about arch support? I need good support.

  • Justin
    Justin – Special Guest
    3/1/2017 11:21 AM

    @Tara the footbed is neutral, so there's no built in arch support. Sizing up and using your own insole may work, but since they're made by hand they're not designed to fit an insole

  • Paul
    Paul
    3/1/2017 11:32 AM

    The shoes are sized European and I am American. How does one go about converting the size to American sizing?

  • Justin
    Justin – Special Guest
    3/1/2017 11:40 AM

    hi @Paul there's a size chart if you scroll down the product page. Here's the link: http://assets.thegrommet.com/photos/Baabuk.Sizing.png

  • LaVerne
    LaVerne
    3/1/2017 11:43 AM

    @Paul Also american...also need narrow width, otherwise they fly off my feet.

  • Justin
    Justin – Special Guest
    3/1/2017 11:56 AM

    @LaVerne @Paul, Laverne, if your foot is narrow I would order the Gus in the exact conversion. If you want, let me know your US sizes and I can make a recommendation

  • Marlane
    Marlane
    3/1/2017 11:34 AM

    Justin: I know you say they are "temperature regulating," but are they really suitable for use in summer? I'm thinking that not only may they be hot, but also retain moisture. Thanks, Marcy

  • Justin
    Justin – Special Guest
    3/1/2017 11:47 AM

    hi @Marlane, for me personally, they're more like 3 seasons. I don't use air conditioning, but if you keep your house very cool in the summer, you may find that you wear them longer

  • L.
    L.
    3/1/2017 11:43 AM

    Hi -

    I see the size chart and usually wear 7-7.5 US size.

    Would you recommend that I size up (to the 38) or size down (to the 37)?

  • Justin
    Justin – Special Guest
    3/1/2017 11:52 AM

    hi @Linner I would personally size up but I prefer mine a little loose for added air flow, and so I can occasionally wear a sock. I've sized down before and the wool eventually stretches to a glove like fit. We have a size 7 foot in the office and she wears a 37. She'd go up if she was more often a 7.5

  • Barbra
    Barbra
    3/1/2017 12:08 PM

    Is there any arch support.

  • Justin
    Justin – Special Guest
    3/1/2017 12:12 PM

    hi @Barbra the footbed is neutral, so there's no built in arch support. Sizing up and using your own insole may work, but since they're made by hand they're not designed to fit an insole

  • carol
    carol
    3/1/2017 1:32 PM

    If worn at night, would these help neurapathy in a foot.

  • Justin
    Justin – Special Guest
    3/1/2017 1:59 PM

    Hi @carol can you please elaborate? I know what neuropathy is, but are there similar products that make this claim? My initial feeling is no, since this is the first time I've had this question

  • Vickie
    Vickie
    3/1/2017 1:32 PM

    What's the difference between a "Gus" and "Jeremy"? To me those are both men's names, but I would guess maybe the "Gus" is women's sizes?

  • Justin
    Justin – Special Guest
    3/1/2017 2:02 PM

    Hi @Vickie, they are both unisex slippers available in men's and women's sizes. The Gus is a higher cut than the Jeremy and has a pull tab in the back.

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