Footwear made of Brazilian sugarcane

Footwear brand Kane developed an active recovery shoe made of Brazilian sugarcane-based foam and other renewable materials.

The shoes are designed to “help renew your energy” by providing both support and cushioning. Exterior perforations and interior channels allow for airflow, while raised footbed nodes activate bloodflow in key pressure points, according to the brand, offering “the comfort of a slip-on with the support of a sneaker”.

The shoes are made in Brazil from biobased materials, like sugarcane, locally grown. The sugarcane is transformed into lightweight so-called BounceBack Foam. A pair weighs on average 510 grams. The material is a closed-cell material that doesn’t absorb water or moisture, making the shoes odour and bacteria-resistant.

The shoes can be purchased via Kickstarter for a few more hours.

Photos: Kane