TECH BAND TECHNOLOGY
ZEMgear’s unique and award winning TECH BAND TECHNOLOGY creates the unsurpassed lateral stability of ZEMs. The fusion of tech bands and upper material is an intricate element of ZEM’s performance and design. Tech bands create upper structure and stability without adding bulk and weight to each pair – allowing the user to wear feather light footwear without giving up protection and performance features of a more structured shoe Each tech-band design follows these criteria and fulfills different performance criteria needed for a specific style and activity.
techUlogy. Technology designed for YOU. All of our product designs and innovations derive directly from the input we received from people of all walks of life we work and consult with. Every ZEMgear collection reflects that.
A split toe pattern naturally re-aligns often deformed Phalanges in the foot – creating a supinatory effect (countering pronation) and naturally lifting the arch.
Roundtoe patterns offer a roomy toe box allowing toes to splay as wide and naturally as possible. Using your feet and toes without restrictions in the forefoot area will aid balance and overall comfort.
Wet Traction. Outsoles designed for specific use in marine environments. Water dispersion channels and anti-slip rubber pods aid the safety and comfort needed for water sports and boating settings.
Air & Water Ventilation slots allow breathability in the forefoot area during active motion and water drainage when in wet environments. Circulation of air and or water ensure this feature enhance active work out experience during every activity.
PORON Performance Cushioning is a durable open-cell foam that responds to your every step. It maintains its performance features, shape and fit throughout the life of the shoe. Performance Cushioning creates shock absorption and impact mitigation without bulk and weight. Freedom for your feet.
All ZEM footbeds are protected by aegis MICROBE SHIELD and its revolutionary bonded antimicrobial technology. It provides protection against odor, staining and deterioration caused by bacteria, fungus and other microorganisms.Aegis has EPA and global registrations.
Our GreenGrip rubber outsoles are formulated to have high traction and abrasion for best performance. They are manufactured from partially recycled components and reduce the demand on virgin raw materials as much as possible following ZEMgear’s Responsible all the Way policy.
All ZEMgear products are VEGAN. No animals have come to harm in the development or manufacturing of our products. With a growing population observing vegan principles and diets this feature is our small contribution to that demographic.
The puncture resistant insole we are using in our TerraTECH is made from industrial strength, tightly woven material manufactured for safety footwear of all kinds. It mitigates the risk of puncture injuries in rough terrain and adds additional cushioning to the shoe.
Minimal footwear with Maximum Benefits is our mantra. ZEMs are extremely lightweight and range from under 2oz to around 5.5 oz in the current collection. Keeping the weight off is part of allowing feet to be as natural as possible. Weight is measured in W/7 and M/8 respectively.
ZEMgear is the official competition footwear brand for SAND SPORTS. We are working with a long list of Universities, clubs and tournament organizers to keep sand sport athletes feet protected without sacrificing their natural agility. ZEMgear offers team-deals to school and clubs.
The stabilUtech heel concept augments the heel’s built-in balance. Rather than following a beveled heel shape the NU Natural outsole stabilizes the heel on a broadened stability Podium.
RESPONSIBLE ALL THE WAY
ZEMgear’s vision for its minimal-all-the-way products and business philosophy: begin by “not using” whenever possible, then commit to responsible use and conservation of resources.This responsible approach guided product innovation, resulting in low-impact design and packaging, manufacturing, distribution, shipping and display practices.ZEMgear has a passion for avoiding wastefulness, believing that avoiding waste in the design and concept levels is the most effective way to moderate the carbon footprint. ZEMgear’s operation and production methods reflect their “Responsible all the Way” philosophy. Minimal use of virgin raw materials
- Minimal packaging
- Printing with soy certified inks
- Using post consumer materials
- Buying locally whenever possible
- Minimal transport cost & storage expenses