More and more people are looking for new ways they can help curb climate change. While companies seek to improve methods of creating sustainable products, some manufacturers have already done so - this startup, for example, has started a crowdfunding campaign to launch a sneaker made from recycled coffee grounds. It is called Rens NOMAD.
An "espresso" shoe
These Rens NOMAD shoes use recycled coffee grounds because… well, for many reasons. First of all, the coffee makes them more nervous… no, I'm kidding. Coffee makes them more resistant, resists UV rays and keeps feet cool. Protects colors from fading. It is breathable and dries faster than normal polyester fabrics. The structure of the coffee grounds traps bad odors. They just need to make coffee, then these shoes are perfect.
I forgot! They are waterproof. Bad. NOMAD's proprietary technology is called AquaScreen 3.0 and guarantees 100% waterproofness. A coffee and the fury of the elements is no longer scary.
I would like to stop because my description shows that I am enthusiastic about this product, and there may also be a legitimate suspicion that I am sponsoring it. This is why I have to tell you: I don't take a single euro from these guys! Nor a pair of test shoes. NOTHING. They don't even know me. I have only seen these shoes in my daily search for things to offer to your attention. And I found them fantastic. So get ready for the next paragraph, because there are a couple more features to list.
Breathable "coffee" midsole
Another great feature of the Rens NOMAD shoes is its “SkyStep Performance” midsole. It has real vents in the sole and heel. Warm air comes out, cool air comes in when you lift your foot. Result? Comfortable walking and cushioned foot.
There is more? Oh well, the classic removable insoles and small details, but the most important thing I said at the beginning. And I repeat: it is a shoe that with this found of recycled coffee grounds effectively practices some serious sustainability methods, respecting the environment much more than many competitors.
If you want to finance this product, go to Indiegogo campaign page (PS: I repeat, this IS NOT a referral link!). The price is steep for a boomer like me who buys runners from Decathlon, but I know people pay zillions for shoes: € 170 shouldn't impress you.