Fisherman who harvest the sea are known to lose their huge nets. Some fishing crews even discard their old nets into the waters of the ocean. And apparently this happens a lot because there are currently 640,000 tons of discarded fishing nets in the ocean.
The free floating nets are called “ghost nets” and they are a hazard to ocean life.
Bracenet is a company that seeks out these ghosts nets to transform them into bracelets.
The label is now expanding to footwear through a collaboration with KangaROOS. The eco-brand chose to work with the Omnirun for the collaboration, dressing it in an aquatic blend of marine blue and aqua. The sneaker is layered in suede and a textile that is derived from recycled materials found in the ocean.
The KangaROOS Omnirun “Ocean 7” x Bracenet is handmade in Germany and will release in numbers limited to just 380 pairs. Housed in a special box that includes a limited edition keychain, the kicks will drop this week.
43einhalb will have the kicks on the 4th of May, online at 00:01.
Main Source will have the kicks online on the 3rd of May at 11PM BST. The in-shop release will follow at 10AM BST on the 4th of May.
Sneakerbaas will have the sneaker on the 4th of May at midnight.
Check other select KangaROOS dealers for availability.