At a mere 1.98 to 5.33 ounces, this midnight black minimal shoe is one of the lightest shoes in the world. That provides a whole new feeling of freedom – like going barefoot, but with protection.
Made of a very special and innovative stretch washi fabric from the Japanese company Itoitex, the low cut is 75% paper, temperature regulating, breathable, and quick drying. With 25% polyester, the fabric is resistant to abrasion.
Due to the material’s antibacterial effect (a natural effect), the shoes are also great to wear with bare feet.
Paper and polyester are woven in such a way that the synthetic fiber is on the outside – the skin itself only comes into direct contact with paper – apart from the microfiber protection sewn onto the heel. We recommend kneading the microfiber gently prior to first-time wear to make sure it’s supple and pliable.
Add even more personal style by customizing them with other laces.
To ensure the best possible comfort, the Tanuki models are now equipped with an insole made of temperature- and moisture-balancing hemp-flax fleece. If you want to wear the water-permeable, quick-drying Wildling shoes outdoors in cool, wet conditions, you’ll find the right washi replacement sole here.
Every single shoe is a handmade one of a kind. The structure and coloration may exhibit minor irregularities.
Extensive wear can create a denim effect of sorts.
Stretch washi (75% paper, 25% polyester) – black
100% certified organically grown cotton
Hemp-flax fleece (50% hemp, 50% flax) [removable]
80% synthetic rubber from 50% recycled material, 20% cork – black
Does not contain materials of animal origin, water-permeable
This minimal shoe is water-permeable. Combined with the "Washi" insole, it can also be worn in water and dries in no time. Consequently, waterproofing is not necessary.
If the shoes get soiled, it’s best to brush them clean gently when they’re dry or wash them gently by hand. Not machine washable.
The insole is also washable and should be removed after use for proper drying and airing out. It protects wild paws and the inner sole from wear and tear.
If this minimal shoe walks through salt water with you, we recommend rinsing it well with fresh water afterwards.
You can find shoe care products for your Wildling shoes here.