Don’t be fooled by the classically styled exterior; these boat shoes use a revolutionary design that supposedly makes them the most comfortable pair in the world. Designed by startup Two Degrees, the revolutionary features include 7 layers of insole cushioning, unique heel padding and super-soft bio-friendly leather upper.
The boat shoes are breathable thanks to an anti-microbial tongue lining, a concealed air-flow system and the leather is hypoallergenic. Each pair is handstitched, and the plantable packaging is just the beginning of the environmentally sustainable selling points.
Every pair of Two Degrees boat shoes you buy protects 1000 square feet of endangered habitat around the world. In an agreement with the World Land Trust, Two Degrees buys land within threatened habitats across Mexico, Ecuador and Argentina and the WLT sustainably manages it.
“The money that is given to the World Land Trust, in my opinion, has more effect on the wild world than almost anything I can think of” – Sir David Attenborough.
Two Degrees goal is to protect 25 million square feet of endangered habitat by 2020. Also, still selling “the world’s most comfortable boat shoes,” we assume.
Two Degrees has raised over 100k on Kickstarter, and there’s still time for you to lock-in a pair priced around $222 AUD. That’s 17% off the retail price. Two Degrees Boat shoes begin shipping-out November ‘18.
So are they the most comfortable in the world? Two Degrees says they are. Without trying them on we can’t say for certain. Although we certainly havn’t come across a pair of shoes that do more for the environment than this casual option. World’s most sustainable footwear instead?