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An innovative sneaker that is comfortable, breathable and antibacterial. You can wear it without socks. It's wool !
An innovative sneaker that is comfortable, breathable and antibacterial. You can wear it without socks. It's wool !
An innovative sneaker that is comfortable, breathable and antibacterial. You can wear it without socks. It's wool !
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BAABUK is launching the URBAN WOOLER sneaker. A natural, sustainable, breathable shoe that will make a huge change in the life of your feet. The URBAN WOOLER are made with wool. Surprising? Want to try it? 

We spent more than a year working on this project, taking care of every single detail - trendy shape, superior wool quality, colour matching, embroidered and metallic laces and eyelets. Now we ask for your trust. Support URBAN WOOLER, make our dream come true and your feet will thank you!

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Why you will love URBAN WOOLER

Comfortable 

URBAN WOOLER are comfortable sneakers that you can wear all day. The fabric is flexible adapting itself to your feet.

 Fresh 

The breathable material controls the temperature. It’s like a natural gore-tex. It keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Sockless

URBAN WOOLER is a shoe that you can wear without socks. With the antibacterial material, there is no risk of having smelly feet.

Washable

Think about URBAN WOOLER like a cloth. All clothes can be washed. So do URBAN WOOLER. You can put the Urban Wooler in your washing machine without any risk. Our personal pairs were washed more than 50 times, in fact once a week since we started the development. They come out clean and fresh.

Our story

BAABUK is a Swiss startup created by a young and dynamique couple with a passion for wool. We have had that dream for nearly 3 years now to show our 100% natural wool shoes to the world. The first chapter of our story begins when we receive a present - Russian “valenki” boots. In the 16th century those boots were essential to fight the Siberian cold. As a result those traditional boots became BAABUK's inspiration for our first collection. Few years later, while we were travelling abroad, we decided to embark in the BAABUK adventure by creating felted wool slippers and boots produced in Nepal. In order to show our project to the world we launched a first Kickstarter campaign. It was a real hit and people loved their warm and comfortable 100% natural shoes.

Today, BAABUK is more that just a brand. It is a family. 

    

Where it is made?

URBAN WOOLER is a wool sneaker made in Portugal in the village of Manteigas. Portugal seemed to be the right place to produce these sneakers due to their knowledge and experience in shoe making. After several visits in the region we found the “atelier” that matches our expectation. The sheeps are happily bred in the natural park of Serra da Estrela. We knew this place was the perfect fit for our new project.

Why wool?

Because it is COOL! We love and believe in wool. We choose to continue our journey using the woolen fabric since it has many essential and surprising particularities... It is a natural and renewable product, it auto-controls the temperature and absorbs the humidity. Furthermore wool is resistant and durable. If you want to know more about wool, here an interesting article. (Link to www.baabuk.com “Why Wool” )

 The Collection

At the end of the Kickstarter we will send you a survey and you will be able to choose among all these models and colour combinations. 

Baabuk UrbanWooler Sneaker Collection
Baabuk UrbanWooler Sneaker Collection
 
                   
Baabuk SK
Baabuk SK
Baabuk UW
Baabuk UW
Baabuk Slippers (Made in Nepal, from our first KS campaign)
Baabuk Slippers (Made in Nepal, from our first KS campaign)

 Shoe size guide

The UrbanWooler model (UW) will be available from EU size 36 to 45 (US W 5 to M 12.5). The Sneaker Model (SK) will be available from EU 35 to 48 (US W 5 to M 14.5). Big feet, we though about you !

The slippers from EU 35 to 45 (US W 5 to M 12.5).

At the end of the project, we will send you more details to be sure you choose the right size.

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Schedule

 

We have already launched another successful Kickstarter project last year. We know what it takes to bring a great product to your feet. We are super excited to welcome you to the Baabuk Family.

 This project is promoted by​ ​J​ellop​,​ a direct​ response online advertising agency specializing in Kickstarter campaigns on Facebook Ads and Google AdWords.

Why we need your support

At BAABUK we share a passion for cool stuff made out of wool. 

As a matter of fact URBAN WOOLER can be the next innovative sneaker. Nevertheless, no matter how great our idea is, we need your support to make it come to life. If our sneaker seduced you we count on your help to spread the word, to share BAABUK with retailers and wholesalers you may know, to put us in contact with journalists and bloggers and to talk to your friends and family... Galina's dream is to see the The National wearing the BAABUK on stage!

 References & Thank you

A special thank you to our video producers : Imajack and Jolyon Hoff.

And to our photographer : Marko Stevic.

Personal thanks to all our friends who helped us with this launch: Anne, Celine B, Celine, Chantal, Christophe, Deborah, Eliott, Florian, Hadi, Julien, Karim, Marcos, Melanie, Serguei, Sophie, Tania and Yves. 

Risks and challenges

It’s been 2 years now since we launched our first Kickstarter campaign of slippers & boots and started to take orders from around the world. We are now highly motivated to make you discover our new Urban Wooler project. We are passionate about what we do and we think that all the personals risks that we have taken are worth it. We have done our best to respect our project timeline and we are in constant contact with our atelier in Portugal. As a matter of fact if anything unexpected happens during the process of delivery in March 2016 we will communicate with our backers and keep everyone informed until the shoes are on your feet.

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    Pledge CHF 5 or more About US$ 5

    Thank you ! Your are our hero!
    The nice sound of our BAABUK sheep ringtone for your mobile. Wake up every morning as if you were in the middle of a meadow...

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    Pledge CHF 50 or more About $52

    SLIPPER ( ~ 51 USD) - 1 BAABUK GUS SLIPPER

    Get one BAABUK slipper just in time for the coming winter. Our slippers are hand made in Nepal. Your feet will thank you! Save 20 CHF.

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    Pledge CHF 80 or more About $83

    SUPER EARLY SHEEP (~81 USD) - 1 URBAN WOOLER
    We have the perfect fit for your feet, grab yourself a mega bargain! Saving 70 CHF .

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    Pledge CHF 100 or more About $104

    EARLY SHEEP (~102 USD) - 1 URBAN WOOLER

    Make your friends super jealous and save yourselves 50 CHF.

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    Pledge CHF 120 or more About $125

    CLASSIC (~ 122 USD ) - 1 URBAN WOOLER

    You are amazing for supporting us, your feet will love you!
    Free to choose your color and style. Don't forget that this product will go on the market at RRP 150CHF.

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    Pledge CHF 160 or more About $167

    ONE & ONE (~164 USD) - 1 URBAN WOOLER & SLIPPER

    Get 1 UrbanWooler and 1 handfelted slipper made by Baabuk in Nepal. Save 70 CHF.

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    Pledge CHF 220 or more About $230

    TWO FOR TWO ( ~ 224 USD) - 2 URBAN WOOLER

    Get two of our Urban Wooler sneakers to share. Save 80 CHF.

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    Pledge CHF 330 or more About $344

    HAPPY FAMILY (~ 337 USD) - 2 URBAN WOOLER & 2 WOOL SLIPPERS

    Get 2 Urban Woolers and 2 handfelted slippers made by BAABUK in Nepal. Nothing else. Save 110 CHF.

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    Pledge CHF 1,000 or more About $1,043

    BIG SHEEP ( ~ 1022 USD) - 10 YEARS OF TRUST

    For the next 10 years you get every year on pair of any BAABUK shoes for free.
    Save up to 500CHF!!

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Funding period

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