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.
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.
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.
Our Vessi's versus traditional knit sneakers in a submersion test.
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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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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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