It is not very often that a company empowers customers to opt for a more sustainable lifestyle by providing a superior eco-friendly footwear solution. However, that is only half the story behind 8000Kicks. You see, not only are they a sustainability-first business, but they also make some stylish, comfortable, and fully waterproof shoes from hemp that are worth your attention.
What started as an experiment between grandson and grandmother has spawned a whole new category in casual sustainable footwear. You see, 8000Kicks is the creator of the world’s first 100% waterproof hemp-made casual shoe. After a year of R&D, the team behind this uncertain endeavor partnered up with the most experienced hemp millers, shoe manufacturers, and designers in the world and set out to change the shoe industry and they have done exactly that.
Fiber from hemp stalks has been used in making paper, textiles, rope, twine, and even construction materials. Grain from industrial hemp is also used in food products, cosmetics, plastics, and fuel. 8000Kicks’ hemp shoes are made from industrial hemp, a Sativa branch, known as the sober cousin of marijuana. A little-known fact is that industrial hemp has been used since 8000 BC, and its properties include being anti-bacterial, needing no fertilizers and almost no water to grow, it cleans and restores the nutrients in the soil. It is also 100% Vegan and very durable. This premium fabric used in their shoes is not only strong, flexible, and robust, but also splashproof and dustproof.
Available in both traditional sneakers and Chelsea boot styles, in a plethora of colors, consumers are guaranteed to find something that not only fits well but is built to last and can go with you no matter what the adventure. We are a big fan of the hemp insoles also used in their shoes, which do an exceptional job in regulating temperature and the fabric is very easy to clean, making this a very versatile everyday option. Also of note is the inclusion of Bloom Foam to create a super light algae bottom, instead of traditional harmful rubber, which further increases durability all the while sponsoring the removal of harmful algae.
We are a big fan of what 8000Kicks is doing here, we appreciate companies that are mindful of their impact on the natural environment and adjust their manufacturing accordingly. Not only are they moving toward being completely carbon neutral, but they are also continually working with their factory partners to increase their dependency on renewable energy sources. If we all do our part, we too can not only enjoy a great pair of shoes but feel good about doing it.
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