Price: $70-85 depending on color selection
Colors: 17 different colors
Sizes: Unisex – M3/W5 to M16/W18
Materials: “BounceBack foam” made from Brazilian sugarcane
Obtained by: Company sample
RBR advertiser: No
Post-ride TLC for Your Feet
After a ride, you might have a recovery shake, foam roll your sore muscles, and clean your bike. Now you can add slipping on a pair of Revives to show your feet some post-ride recovery TLC. Kane Footwear collaborated with Los Angeles sports podiatrist Dr. Dan Geller to design the Revive Active Recover shoe. I especially like the raised footbed nodes that give my feet a little foot massage while walking. They are designed to stimulate your feet and help with blood flow, providing active recovery. And don’t worry about swollen feet, as the wide toe box doesn’t constrict the foot even if there’s post-workout swelling.
These shoes are slip-ons with a closed heel and a little strap to help pull them on. Unlike flip-flops, the Revive doesn’t require you to grip with your toes to keep the shoe from sliding off. Instead, you can relax your feet. The company supplied three additional pull straps in various colors for my “paint splattered” version, but I’m not sure what colors come with the other styles.
The Revive can be worn with or without socks and have holes throughout the upper, using interior channels to assist with airflow for breathability. Even with my flat feet, my foot felt supported in the heel, arch, and instep. And with large channels on the sole, the shoe had enough rigidity to be supportive but the right amount of flexibility for ease of movement.
The Revive is made from renewable sugarcane-based foam, hence the name Kane. The upper and sole consist of Kane’s BounceBack foam, made with over 75% sugarcane materials. According to the company, sugarcane is a renewable resource that helps reduce greenhouse gases by capturing C02 while it grows. Also, the material is washable and quick drying, letting you keep these shoes looking steller.
This unisex shoe is reasonably priced at $70-85 and you’re bound to find your style with 17 different colors to select from. Be sure to consult the sizing chart on the website, as the company recommends sizing up or down depending on your foot width. I sized down because my foot is narrow.
Remember, the Revive is not just for post-ride recovery. They can be used after hiking, a long day on your feet or even as water shoes…they are perfect for kayaking! I’ve even used them for running errands. The bottom line they just feel good on my feet.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women’s cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri’s full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.