Gumshoe

The first shoe made from chewing gum

#1 Product of the DayApril 28, 2018

Gumshoe is the world's first pair of shoes made with 100% recycled chewing gum.

The soles of these shoes are made from recycled chewing gum

from the streets of Amsterdam. In the Netherlands 1.5 million kilos of gum ends up on the street every year. By buying these shoes you contribute to the solution, by wearing them you show your support.

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Steven J.@stevenjames · Filmmaker & Full Stack Creative & Avgeek
Has gum chewed or not?
Braxton Huff 🙌🏻@3raxton · Creator traveling the world 🙌🏻
Wow, this is extremely innovative. After traveling in Amsterdam and seeing the gum litter problem I always wondered if there was a way to take another approach to solving the problem. Great work to this team!
Julia Kuntsevich@julia_k · Business analyst
The project is so cool! Thumbs up guys! But is it commercially viable or should be subsidized? I mean what about the cost vs revenue? According to the video it seems to have been a big effort to collect gum from all around Amsterdam. I wonder what is the approximate cost of one shoe, can it be reduced if mass produced, what is the vision about future project scaling?
Stephan Tual@stephantual · COO Slock.it, former Ethereum CCO
@julia_k At 200 usd per pair, clearly there's a certain cost to all this, which they must have onboarded and passing on to the customer. Hopefully we'll see economies of scale in the future.
Vivek Sancheti@evivz · Co-Founder CryptoGround.Com
Is this 100% made up of gum?
Luuk Vreeburg@luuk_vreeburg
@evivz Nope. "Made from premium matt leather." "The outsole of this product is made of RECYCLED CHEWING GUM"
Julia Kuntsevich@julia_k · Business analyst
@luuk_vreeburg oh thank you for this explanation. I mean my first thought was wouldn't my feet sweat too much in fully gum/rubber shoe. But if it has leather top then it's not an issue!
Craig Barber@craigjbarber · Craig Barber
What a great concept... would be good to know more about how gum is used in the manufacturing process.