Not many people know this but what makes a bulletproof vest bulletproof is a material called Kevlar. We’re not hoping we would need such a vest anytime soon, but it’s also a good idea to be prepared and knowledgeable. If only we could use the Kevlar material in most of our clothing and footwear, but it’s not that easy to implement. What we’re probably getting soon are super rugged shoes with Kevlar uppers that are able to protect and shield your feet from whatever danger or element whenever you are outdoors. With this pair of kevlar shoes, we can say you can survive any jungle or mountain cliff and all dangers you can encounter, as the shoes are basically indestructible, thanks to the material’s strong molecular structure.
Designer: Achille Morlin, Elettra Morlin
The special pair is officially called the Naglev Vulcano—-bulletproof shoes for the feet of highly adventurous people. The shoes are 100% water-resistant, so you use them for any kind of outdoor adventure that may get you dredging soil or exploring the trails of an unknown valley. The pair can keep your feet cool and dry, thanks to a Lycra interior liner that is quick-drying and moisture-wicking. The outsole is natural and is durable enough that it won’t deteriorate quickly.
The Naglev Vulcano can be considered part of sustainable fashion because the shoes are built with environment-friendly manufacturing practices. This means carbon footprint is significantly reduced but still with uncompromised quality. Naglev’s aim has always been to innovate the footwear production system, researching ways and solutions that would minimize shoe production steps. As a result, it’s able to develop a new process that can result in extremely low environmental impact.
The company uses the patented Fuso technology that starts by blending all structural elements of the shoe. The sole, midsole, and the upper are better and more durable and offer a better fit because they have been fused together. Increased performance is also a promise of this new technology and design of the Vulcano—a mix of the Kevlar fabric, a natural rubber sole, and an upper that wraps the structural element, lining, and sole lugs. Each shoe has a protective Kevlar shell upper, eco-made lycra lining, and an Ortholite footbed, while the outsole is Michelin natural rubber and a mid-sole that is dual-density EVA. The shoes promise comfort even if the pair is rugged and looks perfect for hiking–it’s almost ready for war! It can probably pass the military standards since the upper is characterized as tearproof, with salt resistance, cut resistance, and abrasion resistance.