Fungi sneakers

I recently posted about sneakers made from chewing gum. Here are some made from fungi. I wonder what other materials sneakers could possibly be crafted from?

The fungi sneakers are made by nat-2, which describes itself as "german engineered high-end footwear." From their website:

The leather like material is created from the Trama of the tinder sponge. Fomes Fomentarius aka. tinder sponge is a parasite growing on dead or weak birches and Beeches. In a very costly process the found fungus gets tried for about a year after a ling search and following nature friendly, gentle and certified hand harvest. Afterwards it gets peeled off and further worked on by hand. The material is organic, vegan, gluten- and chemical free. The fungus is antiseptic and anti-bacterial.

They seem to be currently sold out. But when they were available, they cost €899, or around $1043.

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Aug 23, 2018
     Category: Shoes

Oh goody! They're gluten free so people with celiac disease can eat them, like Charlie Chaplin in Gold Rush.
Posted by ges on 08/23/18 at 09:07 AM
Just who certifies the hand harvest? Jimmy Carter, I hope. I don't want mine touched by their slimy pet fish during that ling search.
Posted by Virtual on 08/23/18 at 09:37 AM
I wonder how well they would go with a red sauce pasta and Chianti?
Posted by KDP on 08/23/18 at 10:04 AM
Shoes made from a fungus. If I apply anti-fungal liquid to deal with toe nail issues would that mean my shoes would dissolve? Just askin' is all!
agent j
Posted by agent j on 08/23/18 at 11:13 AM
Gluten... my quivering tentacles of great Cthulhu. You really do have to be a special kind of... special, to buy gluten-free shoes. In fact, the same kind of special that bought Y2K-proofed power cords. (And as a programmer, I was involved in Y2K-proofing my employers's software five years before any of you mundanes heard about it. I also had a genuinely coeliac cow-orker at the same company, fifteen years before it was fashionable.)
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/24/18 at 02:11 PM
Regarding the gluten free aspect of the shoes. My wife brought home a bottle of gluten free shampoo. I could not help but think perhaps she was drinking it in the bath?

agent j
Posted by agent j on 08/25/18 at 11:39 AM
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