Shoes made from chewing gum

They can be yours for €199.95 (about $228). As the gumshoe website explains:

The soles of these shoes are made from recycled chewing gum from the streets of Amsterdam. In the Netherlands 1.5 million kilos of gum ends up on the street every year. Making it the second most common litter after cigarettes. By buying these shoes you contribute to the solution, by wearing them you show your support.

But what happens if people stop dropping their gum on the streets? Will the gumshoe company just go out of business?

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Aug 12, 2018
     Category: Fashion | Shoes | Junk Food

A friend of mine always swallowed his gum when he was finished chewing it. So, down the alimentary canal instead of the canals of Amsterdam.
Posted by Virtual on 08/12/18 at 07:02 AM
Chew on the price of those shoes.

A friend will occasionally shove his used gum into the spaces between the treads of his running shoes. He claims it allows him to use the shoes for longer periods before needing to buy replacement ones.
agent j
Posted by agent j on 08/12/18 at 11:23 AM
Reprocessing the rubber is one of those ideas that isn't as harebrained as it might seem. I think that the shoe price is a reflection of how labor intensive it can be gathering used chewing gum off the surfaces for processing.

If you're running a race in a pair of these, how well do they help you around a fast corner?
Posted by KDP on 08/12/18 at 10:21 PM
And what happens if you step on chewing gum? Do you instantly and eternally bond to the sidewalk?
Posted by R'Chard on 08/13/18 at 07:42 PM
Paul Simon wrote a song about that, you know.
Posted by Richard Bos on 08/18/18 at 05:59 AM
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