What do you get when you cross an athletic shoe with ethylene-vinyl acetate – the material that Crocs are made from? Crosskix – a new shoe that's both 100 percent recyclable and fully usable for running and training.
“We believe there’s definitely a void in this category for a more sportier, stylish and functional shoe,” said Eric Saligumba, founder, Crosskix Footwear & Apparel Co., in a press release. “Our goal was to design a shoe that everyone can proudly wear for multiple uses, and of course, look good while doing it.”
Crosskix has also developed the RECY-KIX program, which allows used or worn shoes to be sent back to the company for recycling. You even get a 15 percent discount on the next purchase of Crosskix, which will be accepted at select stores around the world.
The used Crosskix that are still in good condition will either be donated to needy kids and families around the world, or will be recycled to make track and fields, basketball courts, playgrounds and more.
"The more shoes Crosskix sells, the more shoes we will receive back to make the RECY-KIX program work," said Saligumba. "We want to do their part for a greener planet!"
Crosskix has launched a Kickstarter campaign and is pre-selling the first designs to start production. To learn more about this innovated shoe, or to contribute to the Crosskix campaign before it ends on May 7, visit their Kickstarter page.