Vessi's forthcoming knit shoes bring a lightweight sneaker style to the water-deflecting powers of your rain boots. Vessi says their Flash Knit technology will keep the shoes 100% waterproof - and your feet 100% dry up to your ankles - for their whole wearable life.
Rain, puddles, sneaky surf, none can penetrate the Vessi Flash Knit! The hydrophobic shoes have uppers made from the company's proprietary one-piece circle knitting process, which means there are no seams in the soft knit for water to penetrate. The Flash Knit itself is built with 3 functional layers:
- A Nano-Filtering Membrane. This waterproof, moisture-wicking layer keeps feet dry from both outside and in, blocking environmental water, while allowing moisture from inside the shoe (i.e., foot sweat) to wick out. Vessi stresses that their waterproofing tech is not a mere coating, but inherent to the shoe.
- A Stretch Knit Layer. This blend of of polyester and nylon is also part of the Vessi upper. It's intended to be elastic and durable, molding to the shape of your feet for a natural movement.
- A Comfort Lining. Designed to mimic the feeling of wearing socks, this 3rd layer is soft to the touch and form-fitting.
Vessi seeks crowdfunding here on Kickstarter through January 12, 2018.