The Explorer is the first-ever model of hemp shoes developed by 8000Kicks. It was designed and engineered in Portugal to achieve the most eco-friendly, durable and comfortable sneaker ever built. Minimalist, yet stylish enough to fit every occasion, indoors or outdoors.
💪 Super Strong Hemp fibers;
🍁 World's 1st Hemp Insoles;
🌱 Algae Bloom soles;
✅ 100% vegan;
🏃 Versatile design;
FREE EU/US EXCHANGES AND RETURNS
Our shoe sizes were made following international standards like Nike and Adidas.
In case of doubt always size up.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact us within 60 days of receiving your 8000Kicks to arrange for a replacement, exchange, or refund. Footwear must be in new condition, with no signs of wear, and in original packaging.
Free shipping for orders above 100$. Free exchanges and returns.
UK, Europe and Canada
Reduced shipping for orders above 100$.
Although possible, we don't suggest machine washing as it might compromise the waterproofing and damage the shoe's ability to repel liquids and dust. Instead, hand wash them with warm water and soap.
Before being banned, Hemp was widely used because of its anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties.
Also, did you know hemp is used as home insulation because it is a temperature regulating material?
Introducing the world's 1st Hemp insoles.
Weed upper, and algae bottom.
Phenomenons like eutrophication can destroy entire marine ecosystems if not controlled.
We partnered up with Bloom Foam to create a super light algae bottom with increased durability while sponsoring the removal of harmful algae.
Our hemp has been made to repel water from coming in. We added a proprietary coating layer that protects the fabric and its properties from stains, liquids and dust particles. This will make the fabric very easy to clean as well.
Hemp is also a super durable material, that will make your shoe last years before they wear out.
Only 4.1 kg of CO2 per shoe.
Manufacturing a pair of running shoes emits around 14kg of CO2 to the atmosphere, while a pair of leather shoes can reach up to 100Kg, that's like flying across the US.
Our shoes not only generate a lot less CO2, they are also 100% vegan and animal friendly.
Explorer V2 for Women Black and White
We want to get you in a pair that fit right, and that you love wearing. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, contact us within 60 days of receiving your 8000Kicks to arrange for a replacement, exchange, or refund. Footwear must be in new condition, with no signs of wear, and in original packaging. All returns require a return authorization from 8000Kicks Customer Service. We reserve the right to require a photo of the footwear.
Free shipping for orders above 100$, free exchanges and returns.
UK, Europe and Canada
Reduced shipping for orders above 100$. Working on free exchanges and returns.
We currently fulfil our orders from Mira Loma, in California, and from Lisbon, Portugal. Standard shipping times vary:
USA: 3 to 7 days
EU: 5- 7 days
Portugal: 2 days
Rest of the world: 2 weeks
Note: Please expect delays with international shipping due to COVID. BREXIT is also causing delays in he UK:
Our shoes have two layers of waterproof protection:
1- A coating that repels liquids and dust from coming in.
2- A membrane that keeps water out no mater what.
This means that our kicks work under rain and puddles. However, water might still get in from the ankle and the shoelaces area, specially under heavy rains or if completely submerged.
Unfortunately we don't have a warranty because shoes are subject to maximum wear and tear. However, from our experiences both our hemp and our soles have performed very well on our "torture" tests and we can confidently say that they are stronger than any branded sneakers in the same price range. We also tested over 10 types of different glues to find a perfect fit that would survive under the harshest conditions.
However, if for some accident or problem our shoes do not perform as expected, please contact us and we can deal with it and issue a replacement pair if necessary.
8000Kicks are 100% legal everywhere in the world. Our team has traveled to Italy, France, USA, Canada, Morocco, Portugal and many other countries without any issues. Hemp is the sober cousin of marijuana, which means that it has no psychoactive components, less than 0.3% THC, definitely not a drug. In some countries it is illegal to cultivate hemp, but it is 100% legal to buy and sell finished hemp products like soap, paper and apparel as long as it is produced abroad.
Do you really want to smoke our shoe? :-D
Hemp is the sober cousin of marijuana, which means that it has no psychoactive components, less than 0.3% THC, so you are definitely not getting high. Now seriously, please note that smoking the shoe is not a good idea and it might get you hospitalized.
shoes are comfortable, light and also skid resistant. will be ordering another color and the back pack soon
they're unusual shoes for sure. the toe room is a little tight, so an easy solution for that is to cut my nails. maybe the few millimetres will make a difference
the soles are a little too slick to be riding a bicycle with; they'll slip off the pedals. i guess these are just dress shoes, which is fine with me. i needed the dress shoes. they look good
These are by far the most comfortable, lightweight, waterproof, warm, yet breathable shoe out there.
I stepped into a puddle in 34° weather and not only did this shoe keep my foot dry, but warm too! Yet when it was hot out, they kept my feet cool! I'm constantly surprised by this shoe!
Only downside is that it is slippery on ice. But that's a given I feel like.
We're surprised that such an odd material can be so comfortable and resistant while being sustainable and super cool! I'll get one pair for myself soon enough, since the first pair was for my fiancée.