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Responsibly designed, the Revo Sail features Ocean Bound recycled material in its mesh upper and lining, webbings and laces. This type of recycled material is made by repurposing abandoned, lost and discarded fishing gear such as fishing buoys, which are otherwise a major source of marine rubbish. With a focus on being more sustainable, 3D printing is used in the manufacturing process, resulting in zero waste in the production of the shoe’s toebox and counter. Additionally, all upper materials contain recycled content and the shoes feature a PFC-free non-wicking treatment to achieve waterproofness.
While being better for the environment, the Revo Sail does not compromise on performance. Featuring an HH® Hydro-Grip rubber compound, the shoe provides optimal traction on deck even in extremely wet conditions, and with HH® Max-Vent technology, its surface is specifically designed to allow air to circulate in and around the foot while still offering protection against the elements. The Revo Sail also delivers maximum comfort for long days on the ocean – its lightweight HH® Lite-Frame upper offers stability without adding weight, and the HH® Free-Flex midsole and HH® Max-Comfort insole provide a tailored fit that minimises stress and fatigue on the foot. Additional performance-driven features include a waterproof HH® Quick Dry upper and protective HH® Pro Guard toecap.
Equally technical, waterproof and breathable, the Supalight Watersport is a hybrid between a trainer and a watersports shoe. Purposefully designed to offer performance and protection in wet environments, it’s quick-drying with a PFC-free hydrophobic treatment and features the same HH® Hydro-Grip rubber compound as the Revo Sail, delivering maximum grip and traction. The shoe is also lightweight and highly breathable with an HH® Lite-Frame upper and HH® Max-Vent technology, and it features a comfort EVA foam technology in its midsole for an optimal balance of cushioning, comfort and fit. While delivering extreme performance and protection, the Supalight Watersport is also more responsible, with 100% organic cotton lining and 100% recycled polyester webbing.
Kristofer Eidsgaard, Category Managing Director for Footwear at Helly Hansen, says, “This season, we wanted to expand our sailing footwear collection to offer even more styles that are just as performance-driven and technical as our clothing. As we continue to innovate, we also aim to create gear that’s better for the environment without compromising professional-grade protection, and we’re proud to have achieved that with the new Revo Sail and Supalight Watersport.”
Both styles come in men’s and women’s specific designs and will be available in-store and online in March 2023. To learn more about Helly Hansen’s existing sailing footwear collection, please visit www.hellyhansen.com/en_gb.