LONG LIVE THE SLIP-ON
Created centuries ago, the original slip-ons had their origins in slippers so who better to bring you a modern version than Baabuk, the company that was founded on traditional slippers. As our newest design, these slip-ons have all the comfort you’ve come to expect from our shoes thanks to the soft and flexible wool uppers that allow you to go sock-free without having to worry about blisters or discomfort. The sleek, modern contours and strong, dark colors are complemented by the durable natural latex sole for a look that’s bold and a casual fit and feel.
Featuring wool that’s responsibly harvested, processed and crafted by local shepherds and artisans using centuries-old knowledge and techniques, these stylish shoes have a classic heritage that’s sure to fit with your contemporary style.
Wool production goes back thousands of years in the Serra da Estrella region of Portugal and continues to supply wool around the world today. Working in a manner that’s friendly to sheep and the planet creates a premium fiber instilled with all the natural and amazing characteristics of wool that make our shoes durable, flexible and water-repellent on the outside; cozy and itch-free on the inside. Plus, whether it’s hot or cold, wool’s natural wicking and breathable properties keep your feet at a comfortable temperature.
We’ve always believed less is more. Part of it is our Swiss heritage. Part of it is an ecological ethos. In creating our products, we let the raw materials dictate the form they take. Our process includes clean lines, bold yet natural colors, and stylish compositions to create products that are at once subtle and striking. With their low profile, streamlined silhouette and earthy colors, these shoes capture the essence of our creative philosophy and will do the same for your personal style.
Natural latex is produced by rubber trees that capture carbon and reduce erosion. Final products like our soles can last many years, and are recyclable. When done in a socially and eco-conscious manner, rubber production can provide jobs and a business for rural communities. As a B Corp Certified company, we promote sustainable rubber production and hope these new soles put a bounce in your step and inspire you to be the change you want to see in the world.
How do I wash and clean my Baabuk Slip Ons?
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 shoes 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 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.
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