Equipped with proprietary Flash Knit technology, the all-new waterproof shoes by Vessi Footwear provide the highest level of protection against water. No more wet sock. By blending both polyester and nylon materials, the Vessi shoes are form-fitting, super flexible, and are capable of stretching in four different ways. Vessi Footwear has developed the first 100% waterproof shoes that are fully submersible and leave your shoes completely odorless, ventilated, and fresh. There really is no other waterproof shoe on the market that provides such comprehensive waterproof protection.
Innovative Design Features
Backed by $300,000 in funding through the company’s Kickstarter campaign, Vessi Footwear has one mission in mind: to create the next innovation in footwear. Designed to mimic the feeling of wearing socks, Vessi shoes are puddle-proof and seamlessly protect its wearers against all types of harsh weather conditions. The company wants to make one thing clear: these shoes are not water-repellant or water-resistant. They are a step above simply splash-proof and are 100% waterproof. for the lifespan of the shoes.
“Vessi’s moisture-wicking technology regulates the dispersal of moisture thus reducing feet sweat and the buildup of odors.”
Cutting-Edge Waterproof Shoe Technology
Vessi’s patented Flash Knit technology is a wearable-industry first. After two years of development and extensive testing, Vessi Footwear designed a three-layer system that is the magic behind its waterproof, water-repellant, windproof, moisture-wicking technology. Simply stated, Vessi spared no expense in creating its three-layer technology that includes its nano-filtering membrane, the stretch kit layer, and the comfort lining. Here is the breakdown of the three functional layers:
The Nano-Filtering Membrane and the heart of Vessi’s upper is a waterproof and moisture-wicking layer that keeps your feet dry while allowing moisture from your sweat and body heat to escape the shoe. This is not a coating and the waterproofing function will last the lifespan of the shoe.
The Stretch Knit Layer of the Vessi upper is a knitted layer composed of a blend of polyester and nylon. We chose this specific blend to create an elastic yet durable knit that stretches to the shape of your feet. This encourages you to move naturally.
The Comfort Lining is designed to mimic the feeling of wearing socks. It is soft to the touch and form-fitting.
The Difference Maker
All of Vessi’s lab testing paid off. The Nano-Filtering Membrane strategically keeps moisture out and at the same time, allows for breathability. The end result: a 100% waterproof shoe that keeps the odor completely out. You won’t have smelly shoes after spending the day walking through puddles in rainstorm rain storm. As for traction in wet conditions, Vessi built a rubber sole tread that maximizes grip while keeping your feet arches in an ergonomically-sound position. Vessi’s provide optimal cushioning and maximizes energy return whether you’re running a 5K or simply walking a few blocks to work.
So, are the new Vessi Waterproof Shoes easy to clean? The short answer: Yes. Vessi Footwear engineered a waterproof shoe equipped with hydrophobic surface treatment. Wearers not only have all-day protection up to their ankle but can throw them in the wash for an instant cleaning rejuvenation. Since the Vessi shoes are built without seams, the water stays out and the bad odors are released through its breathable fabric materials.
Optimal Shoe Comfort
Oh, did we mention that these shoes are super-comfortable and incredibly lightweight? Well, they are. Using the company’s proprietary one-piece circle knitting manufacturing technique, the Vessi shoes are form-fitting and hug your feet for a personalized fit. They are also equipped with the company’s innovative Vzero midsoles. They’re designed for comfort and to maximize energy return with every step you take.
The Vessi Waterproof shoes have an estimated ship date scheduled for April of 2018 and are available in for early bird pre-order through Kickstarter. For colors, you have the choice of Charcoal Grey, Midnight Black, and Arctic White.