We designed The Pacific to be a combination of a traditional European dress shoe and a performance runner, a sophisticated lace-up sneaker that doesn’t look like a sneaker at all. Created to support a life on the go, the multi-occasion shoe wears seamlessly from boardroom to bar.
This shoe embodies an intentional and holistic lifestyle in every curve and detail.
Sustainable and comfortable, the Pacific is made entirely from recycled materials –– our algae-based foam, the world's first plant-based foam produced with algae biomass, and chrome-free recycled leather, a material repurposed from leather trimmings that would otherwise be destined for landfill.
For each pair of The Pacific purchased, our company will donate proceeds to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
At year end, we will donate the greater of 10% of profits or 1% of sales to The Ocean Cleanup Project to literally and figuratively “walk the walk” in our effort to fight climate change. Many would argue The Ocean Cleanup Project to be the largest scale and most technically innovative ocean cleanup effort in history!
"We wanted to make a shoe that fit all of our lifestyles and personalities –– a shoe that is sustainable, comfortable, and stylish- a shoe that anyone can wear anywhere and anytime no matter the occasion. We have designed a shoe that is in alignment with our passion for cleaning up the ocean and protecting the planet - a shoe that has a universal style that doesn’t fit into a category or label because we don’t believe in the idea of labels for shoes, or people.
We wanted to create a shoe that had the luxury and look of a leather dress shoe but without the harmful effects of using leather treated with toxic chemicals.” –– Kiri McCart, Creative Director
Dear Changemakers far and wide,
We could not be more excited to bring The Pacific to the world and have you all as a part of that journey with us. The Pacific team cares deeply about our planet, and signifies the aspiration we all have to help put rigorous momentum behind conscious consumerism and the war on fast fashion. While we cannot always rely on our institutions to fight climate change for us, a pair of The Pacific signifies that you, the changemaker, truly believe your dollar is your vote in the fight for our planet.
Each time you lace up your pair our shoes, it is a clear reminder that you are changemaker who wakes up every day to make our planet a cleaner and more loving place. We invite you to join this movement with us by lacing up your first pair of The Pacific and walking towards a more harmonious relationship both with yourself and our planet. And as always…..
Love The Planet You Walk On,
Aaron & Kiri
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Risks and challenges
The team behind The Pacific is very well established in the footwear industry, and our manufacturers and logistics partners are relied upon by some of the largest known brands in the footwear industry. We have intentionally set our fulfillment dates with the expectation to ship well before the stated date of early January 2020, so that our customers are pleasantly surprised. We will be fully transparent in the off chance that something changes, but we feel very confident in being able to fulfill our orders at worst on time, and very likely ahead of schedule.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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