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A stylish, waterproof, breathable and lightweight sneaker that keeps your feet cozy and dry no matter the weather.
A stylish, waterproof, breathable and lightweight sneaker that keeps your feet cozy and dry no matter the weather.
A stylish, waterproof, breathable and lightweight sneaker that keeps your feet cozy and dry no matter the weather.
7,654 backers pledged $1,026,231 to help bring this project to life.

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Vessi - The World's First 100% Waterproof Knit Shoes

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Vessi's are the World's First 100% Waterproof Knit Shoes

Designed to fit, feel and perform like a regular shoe yet protect against all types of weather. Our patented Flash Knit technology will keep your feet dry, whatever the season. Don't compromise style for functionality with Vessi's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Puddle Proof and Easy To Clean

No need to avoid those puddles ever again. Our Flash Knit material allows for easy cleaning thanks to Vessi's hydrophobic surface treatment.

100% Protected up to your ankles.

Complete protection all the way up to your ankles. Vessi's upper is built from our proprietary one-piece circle knitting manufacturing process. No seams to allow water to come through.

Breathable and Moisture Wicking. 

Unlike other waterproof shoes, Vessi's Flash Knit upper allows your feet to breathe, reducing sweat and odor build up.

 

 

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Please note that these are sample colors and may slightly change
Please note that these are sample colors and may slightly change

 

 

 

Vessi's Flash Knit is built with 3 Distinct Functional Layers

The Nano-Filtering Membrane and the heart of Vessi's upper is a waterproof and moisture-wicking layer that keeps your feet dry while allowing moisture from your sweat and body heat to escape the shoe. Being waterproof means that the area of your feet covered by Vessi shoes is completely impervious to water. This is not a coating and the waterproofing function will last the lifespan of the shoe.

The Stretch Knit Layer of the Vessi upper is a knitted layer composed of a blend of polyester and nylon. We chose this specific blend to create an elastic yet durable knit that stretches to the shape of your feet. This encourages you to move naturally.

The Comfort Lining is designed to mimic the feeling of wearing socks. It is soft to the touch and form-fitting.

Traditional waterproof shoes tend to be stuffy and make your feet sweat and stink due to its lack of ability to regulate the dispersal of moisture. However, Vessi’s moisture-wicking technology regulates the dispersal of moisture thus reducing feet sweat and the buildup of odor.

Vzero Midsoles

In addition to Vessi’s knit features are it's ultra lightweight Vzero midsoles. The composition of these Vzero’s is designed to maximize energy return while providing flexibility and cushioning for every step. The outsole is enhanced with rubber treads for traction in all weather conditions. The sole’s hardness and density are optimized for a perfect balance of lightness and comfort. 

Vessi will provide you with complete protection against water penetration while water repellent or resistant shoes just repel or resist water to a limited degree and will eventually start getting wet after a short period of time.

Waterproof is the highest level of protection against water. Vessi shoes are waterproof which means it will provide you with complete protection against water penetration and keep your feet dry no matter what. 

Water-repellent is a level down; it is not as easily penetrated by water but you will only stay dry for a short time when exposed to water, rain, or any moisture. 

Water-resistant is the lowest level of water protection. These products are designed to make water penetration more difficult, water can still easily penetrate when the products are exposed to water or moisture for a very short period of time. If you submerge your feet in water-resistant shoes, your socks and feet will be soaking wet.

 

                                                    

 

Our waterproof and moisture-wicking test. The below image shows a red nano-filtering membrane separating water and air. The membrane layer allows air to escape (breathability) yet is impervious to the water.

 

 

Comparison Demonstration

Our Vessi's versus traditional knit sneakers in a submersion test.

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Sizing Comparison | Vessi's sizing is similar to the fit of many popular running shoes (within a few mm longer than most).

Half Sizes | If you typically wear ½ sizes, we recommend sizing up for a more relaxed fit or sizing down for a snug fit. 

Full Sizes | If you typically wear a full size, we recommend the same size for the best possible fit and comfort.

Size Exchanges | Getting the perfect fit can be difficult especially online. It’s our mission that you get the best possible fit with your Vessi's. Send us a message and we’ll be happy to help you out with your exchange!

Still not sure about your size? Here's how you can measure for the right fit.

  • Place a piece of paper against the wall. Place one foot on the piece of paper with your heel against the wall. 
  • Trace around your feet making sure not to move your heel. 
  • Measure your marking from the highest point of your toes to the middle of the heel in cm and add 5 mm. 
  • Take the resulting figure and compare this to the JP/CM part of our chart. 

 

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Select the available reward tier you would like to pledge on the right side of the page or click here. Each backer may only make one pledge. 

2. Payment: 

Enter your payment information. Your payment will not be charged until the very end of this campaign (January 12th, 2018)

3. Size, Color & Shipping Information: 

Don’t worry about that yet! You will get to select your Size, Color choice and submit your Shipping at the very end of this campaign (January 12th, 2018).

 

  

Vessi x Wiivv Collab

We have partnered up with Wiivv to give you an exclusive Kickstarter bundle. Wiivvs turn any pair of shoes into the most comfortable shoes you own by adding perfectly unique arch support (and they’re compatible with Vessis). Just take photos of your feet in 60 seconds using the Wiivv app and they’ll digitally map your feet, 3D print your custom-fit insoles, and ship them to your door in under 7 days.

 

We have spent the past 2 years developing a new waterproofing technology we call Flash Knit. After years of research and dozens of prototypes, we are ready to introduce Vessi to the world. We are confident that Vessi's technology is the next innovation in footwear. Below are the initial sampling molds we used to create our initial testing samples.

 

 

 

 

 

         

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We have spent the last 2 years developing this technology and our team has been working night and day to dial in the design, production, and logistics. We have closely worked with our manufacturers to ensure that quality control is met at every step of the production line. We have teamed up with a third party logistics to ensure that we deliver your package as smoothly as possible. We understand that no campaign comes without any challenges. In any case, we promise to communicate with transparency and work around the clock to ensure your expectations are met.

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    Pledge US$ 99 or more About US$ 99

    Super Early Bird x1 + Gift

    40% off est. retail value of $165.

    Receive 1x Vessi Shoes (choose your size and color later) + Complimentary Bonus set of Laces of your color choice!

    ** FREE SHIPPING to North America & Reduced International Shipping

    Includes:
    • Vessi Waterproof Knit Shoes
    • Additional Two Tone Vessi Laces
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    Early Bird | 1st Batch

    40% off est. retail value of $165.

    Receive 1x Vessi Shoes and be part of the first delivery batch! You’ll be the first in the world to have a pair in addition to 40% savings. (Choose your size and color after the campaign ends)

    **Reduced Shipping to North America and International **

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    Early Bird | 2nd Batch

    37% off est. retail value of $165.

    Receive 1x Vessi Shoes and be part of the second delivery batch! You’ll be one of the first in the world to have a pair in addition to 37% savings. (Choose your size and color after the campaign ends)

    **Reduced Shipping to North America and International **

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    Pledge US$ 109 or more About US$ 109

    Early Bird x1

    33% off est. retail value of $165.

    Receive 1x Vessi Shoes (choose your size and color later)

    ** FREE SHIPPING to North America & Reduced International Shipping

    Includes:
    • Vessi Waterproof Knit Shoes
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    Pledge US$ 159 or more About US$ 159

    Early Bird Vessi + Wiivv Combo

    $105 Savings | 40% off value of $264

    Receive 1x Vessi Shoes (choose your size and color later) + 1x Wiivv Custom Fit insoles.

    Wiivv are custom insoles specifically tailored to your foot by adding a perfectly unique arch support. The Wiivv app will digitally map your feet and 3D print your custom-fit insoles.

    (Wiivv's) Will ship immediately after the campaign ends! Choose your size and color later and receive your WIIVV promo code once the campaign ends.

    ** FREE SHIPPING to North America & Reduced International Shipping

    Includes:
    • Vessi Waterproof Knit Shoes
    • Wiivv Custom Insoles
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 425 backers
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    Pledge US$ 169 or more About US$ 169

    Kickstarter Special Vessi + Wiivv Combo

    $95 Savings | 36% off value of $264

    Receive 1x Vessi Shoes (choose your size and color later) + 1x Wiivv Custom Fit insoles.

    Wiivv's are custom insoles specifically tailored to your foot by adding a perfectly unique arch support. The Wiivv app will digitally map your feet and 3D print your custom-fit insoles.

    (Wiivv's) Will ship immediately after the campaign ends! Choose your size and color later and receive your WIIVV promo code once the campaign ends.

    ** FREE SHIPPING to North America & Reduced International Shipping

    Includes:
    • Vessi Waterproof Knit Shoes
    • Wiivv Custom Insoles
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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 130 backers
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    Pledge US$ 184 or more About US$ 184

    VESSI + WIIVV Combo

    Get your Vessi for 36% off est. retail value of $165 and a bonus pair of fully custom fit WIIVV insoles for $79 ($99 value).

    Wiivvs turn any pair of shoes into comfortable shoes by adding perfectly unique arch support. The Wiivv app will digitally map your feet and 3D print your custom-fit insoles,

    Choose your size and color later and receive your WIIVV promo code once the campaign ends.

    ** FREE SHIPPING to North America & Reduced International Shipping

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
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    Pledge US$ 198 or more About US$ 198

    Super Early Bird Pair x2 + Gift

    $132 Savings | 40% off est. retail value of $330.

    Receive 2x Vessi Shoes (choose your size and color later) + Complimentary Bonus set of Laces of your color choice!

    ** FREE SHIPPING to North America & Reduced International Shipping

    Includes:
    • Vessi Waterproof Knit Shoes
    • Additional Two Tone Vessi Laces
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    Pledge US$ 199 or more About US$ 199

    Early Bird Pair x2 | 1st Batch

    $131 Savings | 37% off est. retail value of $330.

    Receive 2x Vessi Shoes and be part of the first delivery batch! You’ll be the first in the world to have a pair in addition to 37% savings. (Choose your size and color after the campaign ends)

    **Reduced Shipping to North America and International **

    Includes:
    • Vessi Waterproof Knit Shoes
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    Limited 321 backers
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    Pledge US$ 297 or more About US$ 297

    Early Bird Trio x3 | 1st Batch

    $198 Savings | 36% off est. retail value of $495.

    Receive 3x Vessi Shoes (choose your size and color later) + Complimentary Bonus set of Laces of your color choice!

    ** Reduced Shipping to North America and International **

    Includes:
    • Vessi Waterproof Knit Shoes
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    Pledge US$ 410 or more About US$ 410

    Family Pack x4

    37% off est. retail value of $660.

    Receive 4x Vessi Shoes (choose your size and color later)

    ** FREE SHIPPING to North America & Reduced International Shipping

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