The Revive Slip-on from Kane is Active Recovery Footwear for Body and Planet
June 15, 2021
Kane’s BounceBack™ foam utilizes sugarcane to form a foundation for all day comfort and style
Westport, CT (June 15, 2021) — Kane Footwear, a new name in active recovery footwear, is excited to announce the direct-to-consumer launch of its flagship bio-based molded, EVA foam slip-on, the Revive™. Constructed from Kane’s sugarcane-derived BounceBack™ foam, the Revive utilizes thoughtful styling and an active recovery design to provide support for fatigued muscles and all-day comfort.
The Revive represents a collaborative design partnership between Kane CEO, John Gagliardi, brand building expert Bobby Riley of Soldier Unlimited, and Dr. Daniel Geller, a renowned Board Certified foot and ankle surgeon and advisor to Kane. “For John and I the Kane brand is the culmination of our 18 year long business relationship,” commented Bobby Riley. “I couldn’t be more proud of seeing the Revive come to life from the ground up.”
Dr. Geller’s work with the New York City Ballet, as well as top cycling and triathlon teams, helped Kane to develop an active recovery design that addresses superior construction, proper fit, cushioning, and air circulation—key properties in ensuring the Revive is not only comfortable but provides attributes necessary for the recovery of fatigued muscles. “Coupling superior cushioning and proper mechanics, Kane’s Revive achieves the concept of a recovery shoe,” notes Dr. Geller.
A cornerstone property of the Revive’s active recovery design is Kane’s use of dual-density construction. Featuring a firmer upper fused to a sole with 31mm of cushioning, the Revive supports smaller muscle groups within the foot and softens the impact of each foot plant. Kane also paid special attention to creating proper fit, an attribute that, when improperly addressed, can lead to undue muscle strain. Forming the interior dimensions of the Revive, Kane has employed an anatomical last shape that mimics the natural proportions and contours of the foot. This design helps promote proper fit by capturing the arch, heel and instep of the foot while providing room in the toe box for the forefoot to rest. Exterior perforations and interior ventilation channels keep feet cool and dry by maximizing airflow, and the Revive’s molded lugs utilize a siping pattern to increase traction across terrain.
EVA foam found in most recovery footwear is traditionally built using carbon-intensive petroleum-based polymers. Kane’s BounceBack foam utilizes biopolymers derived from sustainably harvested Brazilian sugarcane byproduct. Sugarcane is not only a renewable resource but is considered carbon-negative as well—the plant synthesizes carbon dioxide into energy via sugar, which is then extracted to form the ethylene used in Kane’s eco-based EVA foam. In total, the Revive is composed of over 56% sugarcane, a ratio that Kane intends to increase in the years to come. “It was important to me that sustainability was woven into Kane from the outset of the brand,” commented Kane Footwear CEO, John Gagliardi. “An obvious place for us to start was to be critical of the materials we used in production. As we learned more about the natural properties of sugarcane it became the clear choice for the Revive.” To further signify its commitment to sustainability, Kane is a pending B-Corp and will become a member of 1% for The Planet upon the launch of the Revive.
Having completed a successful launch on Kickstarter, the Revive will now be available for direct-to-consumer purchase at http://www.kanefootwear.com starting June 15, 2021.
About KANE Footwear
Headquartered in Westport, CT, Kane is a footwear brand that believes in regeneration of body and planet. Implementing expert driven design, biobased manufacturing, and modern aesthetics, Kane is creating active recovery footwear that targets mindful movers. In partnership with brand-building expert Bobby Riley of Soldier Unlimited, as well as renowned Board Certified, foot and ankle surgeon Dr. Daniel Geller, Kane will launch its flagship slip-on shoe, the Revive, in June 2021. http://www.kanefootwear.com