Doghammer, a dynamic and yet artisan-rooted start-up from Rosenheim, introduces the vegan shoe “Bike-Graveller” and thus expands its range of climate-neutral outdoor footwear.
Possibly it is, among other things, the immediate proximity to the mountains and the attitude towards sustainability that often goes hand in hand with it, which inspired the founders of the start-up to come up with their unique idea of producing outdoor shoes from recycled natural materials.
The focus is on the material from Portuguese cork oaks, which in its “first use” traditionally closes wine bottles. Collected and returned to a Portuguese family business of shoemaking, the cork gets a second life as a functional element in hiking, trekking and cycling shoes.
The MTB shoe Bike-Graveller, available in clipless and “flat pedal” versions, relies on a recycled Vibram sole, vegan polyamide-based leather (frame), breathable canvas and recycled polyester lining, in addition to cork for the footbed.
The rest of the product range, consisting of hiking, trekking and leisure shoes, is produced according to the same principles of sustainability, social responsibility and craftsmanship. The color palette is also determined by natural materials throughout, resulting in a fresh, unobtrusive and casual look.
During a short visit to Doghammer, we were able to get a first impression of the good fit, the highly functional construction with high frame strength for good power transmission and the very decent build quality.
Prices are 139.90 and 159.90 (with SPD system). Available directly from Doghammer. The shipment of the shoes takes over a facility for the integration of people with disabilities.