It all started in the summer of 2018 when Bernardo, our founder, left his job in London with a mission of changing the world. He started brainstorming about what could disrupt the footwear industry — traditionally such a dirty and pollutant industry. What would be the perfect piece of footwear, and what would it be made of?
“If we can’t show everyone we can make better products with natural materials, then how are we suppose to change things? How are we supposed to make this planet better?”
After a crazy brainstorming session, Bernardo and his team spent the next 6 months searching for the most durable, ecological, and waterproof hemp fiber on the planet. The result? 8000Kicks’ first shoe, The Explorer!