Kigo Foldable Shoes For Pack-and-Go Fun on the Run
Photo credit: KigoKigo's foldable footwear is a genius feat of engineering. The lightweight, completely malleable flats can be rolled in half, then squeezed into a corner of your carryall until a situation calls for extra-comfy shoes. (We pulled on a pair and they wrapped around our feet like a second skin.)
Perfect for accompanying sporty types (to après-ski or not après-ski?) or whipped out in an emergency broken-stiletto situation, the cushy, stowaway kicks are waterproof, stain-resistant, and greener than a convention of topiary trimmers—well, unless you choose to hoof it barefoot, that is. Anatomy of a KigoComprising uppers made from post-consumer recycled PET and linings derived from post-consumer recycled polyester, Kigo's shoes are buoyed on removable EVA insoles, shod with molded rubber outsoles, and finished with water-based glues. A thumb tab on the back of each shoe latches onto a camouflaged toe hook to secure the folded position.
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