With activewear becoming daily wear across the world, ample selection of stylish recovery footwear exists on the market today. These ultra-cushy and supportive designs come in many forms—slides, sandals, shoes, and some really wild mules—with most relying heavily on ethylene vinyl acetate (aka EVA) foam. Though EVA foam is a much more environmentally friendly alternative to PVC foams, it's still not entirely sustainable.
Enter Kane Footwear, an all-new footwear brand celebrating sugarcane as a more environmentally-friendly material option that performs at or above EVA.
Launched today via Kickstarter is Revive, the brand's initial offering made entirely of sugarcane that’s been responsibly harvested in Southern Brazil. Upon harvest, the raw sugarcane is processed into its industrial form in Southern Brazil as well, minimizing transportation and subsequent carbon footprint. Kane’s commitment to sustainable production is marked by their pending certification as a B Corporation.
Sustainable credits aside, we’re into the looks that the Revive is working with. The aggressively aerated uppers remind us of a certain foam clog loved and loathed by many, however the dual density sole reminiscent of The Swoosh's Lunarlon is where substantial comfort gains are made in terms of comfort, cushion, and support. Created by an untold footwear designer formerly of Crocs, Under Armour, and Nike, the aforementioned connections may have some merit beyond speculation...
With nearly no added bells nor whistles, the hyper minimalist shoe meant for post workouts, pre hikes, and general lounging of the like, leaves little to elaborate on. Save for the rear cord pull that both helps with entry and is perfect for clipping to a gym bag or even a climbing harness. Comfort-savvy tactical preppers might even be inspired to find methods of storing some extra paracord here.
Secure an early pair of Kane Revives via Kickstarter with a pledge of $55.