VIA Waterproof Knit Sneakers

If you plan to go on outdoor adventures aplenty this coming summer and fall, you’ll want some footwear that can keep pace with your exploits. Well, we’ve just found the prime candidate for this in the shape of the VIA Waterproof Knit Sneakers which are funding over on Kickstarter right now. There is a unique hook to this footwear that will appeal because these eco-friendly, 100% weatherproof and breathable knit shoes are crafted from recycled ocean plastic.

The VIA Waterproof Knit Sneakers on Kickstarter are available for the bargain price of just $99 during the campaign, which is 25% off the final expected retail price for this awesome looking, eco-friendly footwear. Made from recycled ocean plastic, these are billed as the world’s first eco-friendly and waterproof sneakers and if you’re looking for some footwear that looks good and does good, these are definitely the ones for you.

Doing Your Bit

Needless to say, the issue of plastic in our oceans is one of the biggest issues we face as a planet so any brands doing what they can to help address it are alright in our book here at The Coolector. These superb looking, not to mention obscenely comfortable, VIA Waterproof Knit Sneakers on Kickstarter have been cleverly designed to look good whilst also protecting your feet from the elements. They are coated with a nano-tech membrane which means that dirt and water rolls right off the shoe and away from your feet.

The VIA Waterproof Knit Sneakers on Kickstarter (from $99) are designed to offer unparalleled breathability because, let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than wet or soggy socks. Through the use of the nano-tech membranes, these sneakers can keep your feet dry and fresh for up to TWO hours whilst submerged in water. The key feature of this footwear is, of course, the fact it is made from recycled ocean plastics and this is something that should make it a real contender to be your next footwear purchase.

A single plastic bottle can kill over 100 marine lives. Marine life often eats plastic which typically starves and kills them. Plastic litter may not decompose for 500 years. It will continue to find affect oceanic ecosystems. Small decisions like choosing an eco-friendly product or saying no to single-use plastic makes a huge difference for the future of our planet and one pair of VIA Sneakers can help by recycling approximately 30 gram of ocean plastic.

Convertible Design

One of the stand out elements of these VIA Waterproof Knit Sneakers is their convertible design. They have foldable high-top flaps which fit snugly around the ankle and stop things from getting into your shoe. This means, no more wet socks and clunky rain boots. However, these VIA sneakers can also be customised to your own style by folding down these flaps and changing them from high-top and low-top.

For those wanting to really make an effort to help address the issue of plastic waste in our oceans, these great looking VIA Waterproof Knit Sneakers on Kickstarter are the perfect place to start. A versatile design and great affordability, at just $99, it’s hard not to be impressed with what’s on offer here and it’s certainly not hard to see why this campaign has proven to be a resounding success on the crowdfunding platform and rapidly closing in on $200k in funding.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.