My eco conscience likes the idea of biodegradable, 100-percent sustainable shoes made of polymers that originated from vegetables but if you ask me, these new creations by the company One Moments are probably the worst thing since Crocs. Made in Spain, they are thin, comfy, feet hugging shoes supposedly inspired by the indigenous Amazonian people who painted their feet to protect against the rains. Essentially it's like walking barefoot... but in shoes. To me, they look like the kind of footwear you would go deep see diving in or the kind you wear in a public swimming pool when you have verrucas on your feet. And who wants to feel like they're bare footed anyway if you're outside walking across gravel.
The design description states they're made from elastic material that allows for “perfect foot breathing and ventilation” and they have strongly-gripped soles. The material is 1-millimeter thick around the foot, with a 2-millimeter sole. Most shoes have a minimum of 5-millimeter soles so they can't be very durable or comfortable. Surely it makes more sense to make a good pair of solid shoes that will last longer than a few months?
The Web site claims that these shoes are perfect for anyone who wants to make “his work, sport or leisure moment unique and intense." "Intense" meaning uncomfortable. They could be good for some interpretive dance across a carpeted floor or walking across hot sand on the beach but they wouldn't look very cool with a bikini.
They do come in a choice of seven colors however, they're only ten euros a pair and they roll up so you could fit 20 in one normal shoe box. I'm still not sold.