Author:
Jessica Carey

Hey, everyone! I’m Jessica, the founder behind The Hook Nook, and I REALLY like to make pretty things. For the last several years I’ve gone from teaching myself to crochet, to selling my makes to friends and family, to opening an Etsy shop, to pattern designing and now I am so fortunate to have worked with some of the biggest brands and companies in the fiber industry from all around the world. You can now find my own The Hook Nook brand designer crochet hooks, yarn and craft accessories at in my online shop and at various retailers!

Introducing to North America : Botties - your new favorite DIY shoe!

The Hook Nook
1/23/2021

Good GOLLY things have been all kinds of abnormal - am I right?!

However, I am so incredibly honored and absolutely THRILLED to finally introduce you to my new friends, Botties®! This company was founded by such a sweet soul, Isabelle Possehl, and she truly inspires me to continue to step outside of my comfort zone and learn new things in the attempt to watch my dreams come to fruition. Botties® have made a fantastic name for themselves in Europe, and even Japan. Now it's time for Americans and Canadians to invite sustainable shoes into their lives and curate intentional living in new ways.

What I absolutely love about these materials is they are such high quality and are even reusable! The soles can be reused through new seasons, just remove one season's design and create a new one!! The wool felt insoles are also long lasting!!

As we emerge into this new season of life where many of us are searching for more ways to be sustainable and independent, being able to create quality shoes for ourselves and for our families is such a gift that most of us have not had the opportunity to have. I am so proud to watch creatives be bold and brave to come up with an idea and follow it through to production and fruition. This is one of those things that should have been around for the last several generations.

I can't wait for you to love these as much as I do - and the rest of the world!!

Be sure to read through to the bottom to check out how you can order some pairs for you and your family - AND to find an exclusive discount code!

CREATIVE INSPIRATION:

Botties are synthetic soles that can be used as sturdy soles for slippers. Advantages: Botties soles are non-slip and water resistant.

Botties are made in Germany from skin-friendly material. The soles are 2.5 mm thick and have holes all the way round the edge. www.botties.de

You can use the holes to crochet using hooks in sizes 12 and 13 plus the corresponding yarn.
The crocheted round creates the basis for the crocheted slippers.

To determine the correct Botties sizes, measure the length of sole on a shoe that fits well.
They can be used WITH or WITHOUT felt insoles.

  • For Botties WITHOUT felt insoles, the entire crocheted slipper (including sole) is inserted into the Botties sole and attached. Make sure the Botties soles don’t come up too tight.
  • For Botties WITH felt insoles, only the upper of the crocheted slipper is attached to the Botties sole. Choose Botties soles in the same size as the sole of the shoe you measured.

Which slippers are you going to make with the Botties? Choose yarns in your favorite colors and make it your own!

Let's get to know our new favorite materials for sustainable crafting and living:

BOTTIES® SOLES:

Materials:

- Thermoplastic Polyurethane

- 2.5mm strong

- Machine washable up to 140°F

BOTTIES® WOOL FELT INSOLES:

Details:

• 70% felt, 30% viscose

• 10mm thick

• Hand wash only


Advantages of Botties wool felt insoles:

• Well-tempered feet at any time of the year

• Adapt to the individual shape of the foot

• Especially skin-friendly and breathable

BOTTIES® LATEX FOAM INSOLES:

Details:

• Latex foam made of natural rubber and coated with polyester

• 10mm thick

• Hand wash only

Advantages of Botties latex foam insoles:

• Comfortable footbed due to the soft latex cushion

• Adapt to the individual shape of the foot

• Sweat absorbing and breathable

SOLE & INSOLE SIZE INFORMATION:

Kids - Size XXS - 8-8.5 (US) / 24-25 (EU) / 7-7.5 (UK)

Kids - Size XS - 9-10 (US) / 26-27 (EU) / 8-9 (UK)

Kids - Size S - 10.5-11.5 (US) / 28-29 (EU) / 9.5-10.5 (UK)

Kids - Size M - 12-13 (US) / 30-31 (EU) / 9.5-10.5 (UK)

Kids - Size L - 13.5-1.5 (US) / 32-33 (EU) / 12.5-14 (UK)

Kids - Size XL - 2-3.5 (US) / 34-35 (EU) / 1-2.5 (UK)

Adult - Size XXS - 5.5-6.5 (US women) / 4-5 (US man) / 36-37 (EU) / 3.5-4.5 (UK)

Adult - Size XS - 7-7.5 (US women) / 5.5-6 (US man) / 38 (EU) / 5-5.5 (UK)

Adult - Size S - 8-8.5 (US women) / 6.5-7 (US man) / 39 (EU) / 6-6.5 (UK)

Adult - Size S+ - 9-10 (US women) / 7.5-8.5 (US man) / 40-41 (EU) / 7-8 (UK)

Adult - Size M - 10.5-11.5 (US women) / 9-10 (US man) / 42-43 (EU) / 8.5-9.5 (UK)

Adult - Size L - 12-12.5 (US women) / 10.5-11 (US man) / 44 (EU) / 10-10.5 (UK)

Adult - Size XL - 13-14.5 (US women) / 11.5-13 (US man) / 45-46 (EU) / 11-12 (UK)

PREORDER INFORMATION:

  • Preorders will be accepted through February 14, 2021 for both consumers AND retailers. (If you are a retailer interested in carrying Botties®, please email us at hello.thehooknook@gmail.com for a wholesale application and order form)
  • Order will be placed with the manufacturer based in Germany on February 15, 2021.
  • Once product ships and is delivered to our warehouse, we will begin packaging orders and begin shipping consumer and retailer orders as soon as possible. We are eager and optimistic for a ship-by date of March 31, 2021.
  • It is possible that if you order AFTER the preorder deadline, our stock will become limited or sold out. We will be placing a second order at the same time as the first for a ship freight delivery which can take 60 days from Germany to our warehouse. In this event, our stock may not be replenished on the website until May 2021. If you are interested in being one of the very first customers in North America to use this product, I *highly* suggest ordering during the preorder campaign.
  • At this time, we are limited on initial sizes we can order. Please know that as the demand grows, we are STOKED to bring in kids' sizes!
  • Order exclusively in The Hook Nook Shop! - click here
  • The Hook Nook is the primary distributor for Botties® in North America.

Use code BOTTIES at checkout to get 15% off your preorder of Botties soles and insoles through February 14, 2021!!

I have been keeping this secret for WAY too long and am so excited to finally share it with you!!! Thank you for helping The Hook Nook become a haven for creatives and a safe space to express yourself in the most unique and intentional ways. <3 The creative community is the best community!

xo,

Jessica

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