Gumshoe Sneakers

Apr 25, 2018

Category: Style

Using upcycled materials to make sneakers isn’t anything all that new; Adidas has its Parley shoes, Nike has their GRIND line, and plenty of other smaller brands have similarly eco-friendly kicks. No one, though, has ever been as bold as Amsterdam-based Gumdrop with their totally unique Gumshoe sneakers.

With outsoles made from repurposed gum, these may very well be the most radically recycled shoes we’ve ever come across. According to the managing director of the company, they discovered that gum was made of a synthetic rubber that could be broken down and then used to create a new type or rubber they’re calling Gumtec. Part product and part awareness campaign, the team at Gumdrop are making sure to highlight the fact that Amsterdam’s streets are littered with nearly 3.3 million pounds of gum and the city has to spend millions to clean it up. Who knows, if enough demand is created for Gumtec folks may have more of an incentive to spit that gum out somewhere other than the pavement.

Pre-Order: $60+

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Style

Luminox's Latest Navy SEAL Foundation Watch Honors Veterans

The military-inspired timepiece is the latest in the brand's partnership with the Navy SEAL Foundation.

Posted By Ethan Brehm

Partner

The 5 Best Travel Backpacks [VIDEO]

Hard working packs purpose built for globetrotting.

Posted By Gray Van Dyke

Partner
Featured Image

JJJJound Teams Up with Padmore & Barnes to Revive the Iconic P404 Boot

The Canadian clothier touches up the original Wallabee silhouette.

Posted By

Jul 5, 2022

Featured Image

AP Nods to Its Hip Hop Fans with a Royal Oak Offshore Music Edition

The watch's flashy and colorful dial is made to look like an EQ chart.

Posted By

Jul 5, 2022

Featured Image

Luminox’s New Navy SEAL Foundation Watch Sports a Desert Sand Dial

The timepiece pays homage to the military members who served in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

Posted By

Jul 1, 2022

Featured Image

Nike Acknowledges an Icon Upon Revisiting the Air Bo Turf Silhouette

Multi-sport athlete Bo Jackson's 1990 signature shoe is re-releasing on July 6.

Posted By

Jul 1, 2022