If you have been wondering how to dress your busy little elf for the holidays, look no further, as Upa Project has some super cute and colorful slip on booties for tiny scampering feet. Handcrafted from supple synthetic leather, these soft and pliable gUgU booties are a great way to lovingly protect soft soles while also allowing them to expand and develop naturally. Add to this the fact that gUgUs come in a rainbow of yummy colors, and you will not only have sugarplums dancing in their heads but on their adorable feet, too.


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Upa Project is the brainchild of Portuguese artist and designer, Gabriela Gomes, and gUgU is her latest enterprise available on Etsy, where her focus is to combine artistic concepts with smart function and creative personal expression. These durable little booties are not only original in style but completely leather-free and hand washable. They are easy to slip onto wiggling baby feet and are snuggly, too, with their warm polar mesh lining. Crafted from high quality synthetic leather, gUgU booties are the alternative to more rigid leather-soled shoes. Even better? They come in an eco-friendly recyclable/reusable bag making them perfect for gift giving or packing up when traveling.

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The designer asks that in order to ensure a proper fit, you measure your baby’s feet from heel to toe. The following sizes are available:

XS = 0-3 months (3.14 in / 8 cm / 0.087 yd)
S = 3-6 months (3.74 in / 9.5 cm / 0.10 yd)
M = 6-9 months (4.3 in / 11 cm / 0.12 yd)

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gUgU booties retail for $19.50 on Etsy

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