I remember the excitement of back to school shopping for Vans sneakers when I was a teen, back in the 80’s. My strongest memory however, is the ridiculous odor that would permeate the room after wearing Vans all day without socks! P-U!!!!! (You know what they say, smell is the strongest memory!)
Hemp shoes are said to be light, airy and capable of killing germs due to hemp’s alkaline nature. The true test would be to wear these around all day without socks and see if hemp could actually neutralize odor. Wouldn’t that be great?!!!!
Hemp shoes are nothing new in China. There is a Chinese myth that claims Fuxi, an ancient king born in Gansu, was the first to use hemp to make ropes and shoes. The Red Army also made and wore hemp shoes during the revolutionary era several decades ago.
Vans may be considered “old school” but hemp shoes could prove revolutionary!
Below are a couple of sneakers I thought were cute, but you can find more styles and colors online at the Vans Store: Vans Hemp Shoes