You can deal with a few holes in your gardening gloves, but an inept pair of shoes will make or break your daily gardening enjoyment instantly. Ideally, they’ll be light-weight and washable, provide optimum cushion and offer adequate grip for wet or uneven terrain. At the end of the day, they should leave your feet ready for the next adventure.
CCILU‘s colorful summer line of shoes certainly fits the ideal model of perfection in gardening shoes, but what really snapped my attention is their biodegradable property. When buried in soil for 45 days, the CCILUCELL material will decompose without causing harm to the surrounding environment. Certainly adds a new dimension to putting your soul into gardening!
Brain-child of Killick Datta, the famous Indian-born American executive who has been associated with brands like Nike, Skechers, Diesel Footwear, and Brooks, CCILU’s philosophy is to bring innovative design and fashion to the high quality causal injection molded footwear market. The evolutionary low-carbon and lightweight CCILUCELL material combined with advanced manufacturing technology gives CCILU a distinct originality that was not designed to compete with other top brands – but to stand apart.
Features also include a micro-honeycomb structure making the footwear super light (about 180 grams per pair,) antimildew, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties, and a nano-molecular structure that provides a consistent comfortable fit.
Initial testing has qualified that the claims of CCILU stand up under gardening pressure, perform well on hiking treks, and happen to make an excellent shoe choice for boating. Overall, green thumbs up for eco-friendly innovation and excellence in design. If you are in the market for a new gardening shoe, this one has it all… and then-some.