The Gene — Penny Loafer

$125.00

The Gene is our most versatile classic yet! The classic penny loafer silhouette means it can be dressed up or dressed down. Named for one of the most hardworking, energetic, and athletic men to ever hit the silver screen, it is the perfect shoe for the most active person you know. Go ahead! Sing in the rain, dance across a city, and jet set to new places and new adventures. 

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Our shoes generally fit a half size bigger than a Nike running shoe. In other words, a size 9 US in a Nike runner will be equivalent to 8.5 US in Third Mind.

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Standard (Ground) shipping is FREE for purchases over $75. \r\nWe accept returns within 30 days of delivery. Learn more

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Until our shoes are made from fully biodegradable plastic, we do not recommend washing your kicks. We prefer being safe and not risking more microplastics in our waterways. Learn More

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100%
recycled knit upper made from recycled plastic material.
100%
recycled water used throughout our process because of non-polluting dye
30%
or more of all Third Mind rubber in our sole pods is reborn from recycled materials
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families are empowered through safe working conditions and fair wages

What We Do:


  • Consider every decision for the environment first.
  • Put our family of employees first.
  • Waste as little material as possible.
  • Provide the best working conditions possible for our employees.
  • Seek to be a pillar of our manufacturing community in China.
  • Reuse and recycle water at our manufacturing facilities.
  • Seek to help communities everywhere with performance footwear.

What We Don't Do:


  • We don't use harmful materials like tanned leather.
  • We don't use virgin fabrics wherever possible.
  • We don't suggest to wash products, in order to reduce microplastics in your waterways.
  • We don't use waterproof coatings or PFAs, to prevent harmful chemical waste.
  • We don't use antimicrobial agents to keep harmful chemicals away from your feet.

Product Specs

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Upper Materials

Knitted Upper

Made from 100% recycled fibers which are dyed through a non-polluting process. All water is recycled afterwards.

Laces

Made from 100% recycled fibers which are also dyed with the same non-polluting process.\r\n

Web Tape on Heel

Made from 100% recycled fibers which are also dyed with the same non-polluting process.

Insole Materials

Footbed Fabric

Made with 100% recycled fibers which are also dyed with the same non-polluting process. The fabric is embedded with Sciessent Lava XL Slurry which is bluesign approved that keeps your shoes fresh by detecting and trapping odors.

Footbed Foam

70% recycled material and 30% virgin material. We aim to get to 100% recycled by 2021 or earlier.

Strobel Fabric

Made from 70% recycled threads with a goal to be 100% recycled by 2021. NatureTex is made from 70% recycled materials. Of that, 80% is made from recycled plastic bottles and the remaining 20% from recycled post-industrial materials.

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