Why We Chose The Doghammer Cork Adventurer: Unique build, eco-friendly
Co-founded by Maximilian and Matthias, Doghammer is a German company with revolution on the brain. Championing the sustainability of natural cork over synthetic materials, they’re a brand looking to take outdoor footwear into an exciting and futureproof direction.
If you thought cork was just good for keeping your wine in its bottle, think again. As materials go, cork is one that’s able to bring together a number of unique properties under one roof. Doghammer know this, and they’re doing something about it. Let’s take a look at their innovative Adventurer shoe.
Who Is The Doghammer Cork Adventurer For?
Walkers who are all about functionality and sustainability will love what the Doghammer Adventurer brings to the party. Water-repellent, temperature regulating, lightweight and odourless; the shoe is suitable for day-to-day usage as well as out and about adventures.
The Doghammer Adventurer is also great if you’re the type of person who wants to make a statement with their shoe. “Mate, is your shoe made of cork?” your friends will ask, and you’ll nod back with a smile that says “You’re damn right it’s made of cork.”
Cork, as already mentioned, is good for keeping your feet dry without making them feel stuffy and suffocated in return. It’s also a lightweight material so you can happily charge about further for longer in these. Its odourless nature also means you don’t have to worry about stinking out the hostel at close of play (your roommates will thank you). Worried about the durability? From what we’ve seen these aren’t going to be as tough as your nubuck leather Scarpas but we think you’ll be surprised by just how solid these actually are.
“Cork is water repellent, lightweight, temperature-regulating and odourless.”
The cork and rubber sole provides reassuring grip on all manner of surfaces. That rubber, it’s worth emphasising, is recycled rubber – something that ties into this shoe’s overarching message of sustainability.