Canadian company create 100% waterproof vegan shoes

Vessi Shoes

Spring is fast approaching and we all know what that means... Rain. Lots of it. Sloshing through puddles on your way to work, or committing yourself to a run when it's pouring down outside can be such a hassle, especially if you don't have the right footwear. Luckily though, Canadian company Vessi are here to help. Using cutting edge design techniques, they've created a shoe that's sleek, stylish, and 100% waterproof. And the best part? They're also 100% vegan! Vessi Shoes How do these revolutionary shoes retain their waterproofing properties without relying on traditional animal-based materials such as leather? They're crafted with a membrane layer packed with millions of minuscule holes. Water vapour can pass through (in the form of sweat) but water molecules are too big to pass through. This means a pair of Vessi's shoes retain their waterproofing wear after wear, indefinitely. Vessi Trainers If that wasn't enough of a draw, Vessi have also been as eco-conscious as possible with the design and manufacture of their shoes. Not only have water-based adhesives been used in the place of animal-based glues, but each pair is made using 30% less water overall, as well as 97% less trimmed waste material than most other shoes. The reduction in waste is achieved by creating a 3D tubular knitted upper, rather than using the conventional practice of cutting the upper out of a piece of material that typically generates 30-40% waste. When taking all of these production methods into account, the carbon footprint of each pair of Vessi shoes is reduced by a whopping 600%. Vessi stock both women's and men's shoes in a variety of different styles and colours, making them a slick and practical addition to any shoe rack or spring look.

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