So, how did it all start with the Gumbies 'Walkabout' trainers? You may ask.
It all started three years ago when we decided to produce a lightweight, comfortable and sustainable shoe that consisted only of natural and eco-friendly materials such as; Merino wool, cotton, bamboo, castor beans, recycled bottles and recycled rubber.
What are the benefits of these materials?
Merino Wool; This super soft wool not only keeps your feet warm during the winter season, it’s itch-free!
Cotton; For those hot summer days of walking around theme parks, a busy day in the office or a workout at the gym, this natural material allows your feet to breathe which prevents them from getting sweaty!
Bamboo; The lining of the shoe and fights off the bad bacteria within the shoe that causes odour. No more smelly feet!
Castor Bean; An eco-friendly and natural replacement for harsh crude-oil which is often used to make insoles.
Recycled post-consumer plastics; Would you believe that our super-soft laces are made from these?!
Recycled rubber; A great solution for ensuring that the 'Walkabout' soles are slip-resistant and have plenty of grip!
When and where can I wear the 'Walkabout' trainers?
These can be worn at any time – come rain or shine!
The 'Walkabout' trainers have a Teflon water repellent eco-protection to prevent them from getting dirty or wet throughout the day.
Also, the super-soft castor bean soles act as a great shock absorber which prevents foot strain and discomfort, so you can go about your day pain-free!
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