Over the past 4 years of R&D we have tested nearly 100 different footbed materials in an effort to find the ultimate all weather traction technology for our adventure sandals. We tested numerous synthetic non-slip materials but found them either too abrasive, suffocating to the sole causing sweaty slippery feet or that they simply didn't perform markedly better than our existing adventures sandals. Wanting to cover all our options we began another round of testing involving natural woven materials and stumbled upon greatness. Hemp, arguably the most useful and ecologically sound fiber on the planet. It’s inherent strength, pleasing texture, mildew resistance, unsurpassed foot traction, absorbancy and shrinkage were exactly what we were looking for all along. Needless to say, it wholly aligned with our mission to lighten the human ecological footprint by living more in-tune with the natural world.
Hemp Earth-Grip Footbed
We landed on an undyed textured hemp material that resembles the feel of a mild bare earth equivalent--with superior all weather traction. Unique to the footwear industry, we have developed our own 3-phase 100% non-toxic lamination process. Most footwear produced in the world uses extremely toxic contact cement that is unhealthy for the cobbler, the Earth and not something you would ever want in your bedroom. You can adventure in our sandals sure footed, knowing that your soles are aligned with the Earth through and through.
Nylon Reinforced Hemp Laces
We took it one step further by ensuring you had the option to adventure secured to our sandals in nearly all natural materials. Our eco-lace option features a 100% undyed hemp lace that is nylon reinforced (on the top side) with two parallel stitches of conductive thread up the entire length of the lace secured to the bottom of the sandal with a copper plug to keep you grounded. The hemp laces swell and shrink when wet to offer extra security while immersed in water, or even during intense exercise when the foot perspires--with the added grip of the laces natural texture. In addition to providing unsurpassed amphibious performance, broken in Hemp is incredibly comfortable.
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