If you thought it wasn't possible to love coffee any more, then you probably haven't heard about Rens sneakers, which are made from coffee. That's right – your favorite drink, your morning fuel, can now also be worn on your feet. pretty amazing right?
Based in Helsinki, Finland, Rens has finally launching its initial line of sneakers after two years of careful design work. These shoe will catch anybodies eyes if you know the innovative materials they are made from– coffee and recycled plastic, to be precise. These are manipulated in such a way to produce a shoe that is breathable, waterproof and sustainable.
Used coffee grounds are spun into a yarn that is odor-proof, UV-blocking, quick to dry, and antibacterial (you can wear them without socks if you want). It's used in the removable insole, the inner lining, and the knit upper – roughly 300 grams per shoe, which is equivalent to the grounds used for 21 cups of coffee.
Recycled plastic is used to make a waterproof membrane that's watertight yet breathable, and a knit material that is lightweight and stretchy, while still giving real support. From a press release, "It doesn't feel like an aqua-sock; it feels like a real shoe." Each shoe contains the equivalent of 6 plastic water bottles. What an innovative product.