Wool Booties - Chase the Sun
The ochre-coloured wool body of the bootie has been paired with woven canvas uppers that are hand-embroidered and chocolate brown leather toe and heel caps.
Why We Love It
- Made from 100% pure New Zealand lambswool which has been felted for strength and durability
- Rugged hide leather soles that provide slip resistance when worn indoors on laminate wood or tiled surfaces and are durable enough to be used outdoors in dry conditions
- Reinforced toe and heel
- Inner elastic ensures these booties stay on
- Wool is thermoregulating to keep your little one warm when it's cold and dry and cool when it's warm
- Quality made for every day use
- Mother owned business
- Fair Trade Certified
*To ensure the proper fit, trace the child’s foot on a piece of paper when they are standing and measure the distance from the tip of the longest toe to the back of the heel and add 1/2″ for growing room. Check the sizing chart to find the corresponding size from our list of options.
About the Brand
Nooks Design began with a visit to a Kelowna, BC thrift store on a cold December day where wool sweaters were going to be discarded due to moth holes; it seemed like a perfect opportunity to take the wool and make it into something new and beautiful.
Their daughter Anouk was turning one and about to take her first steps, and they were in need of some footwear to keep her warm but also to help her gain the confidence she needed to put one foot in front of the other and begin exploring on her own. The combination of the soft and breathable wool from the upcycled sweater and a leather sole made from an upcycled leather purse provided the slip-resistant and stylish solution we were looking for. And so was born the name Nooks (“Anouk’s booties”). The demand grew organically from parents who recognized them as being the solution that they had been looking for.
Their small team works to develop new and fresh patterns every season, always with the inspiration of using timeless designs. To keep up with the growing demand for their footwear, they partnered with a Fair Trade-certified team based in Nepal in 2017 to help cut and sew the booties. In 2018, their team more than doubled as they expanded their product offering to include embroidery on the woven uppers of their footwear.