The Kingston features a hemp upper with elastic V for easy on-'n-off, and drawstring detail around sides that ends in a toggle at the heel.
It has a suede insole with cushion for comfort and a latex insert for added arch support. It's single piece mixed rubber outsole is designed for flexibility and durability.
Bob Marley Shoe features:
- Hemp upper provides durability and comfort
- Laceless front for easy slip-on wear
- V shaped goring sewn into collar for secure fit
- Cut and sewn fabric tab displaying Rastafari colors
- Cushioned suede insole for comfort
- Latex insert adds extra arch support
- Single piece mixed rubber outsole for traction and grip
Importance of Supporting Hemp Products:
For the first 162 years of America's existence, marijuana was totally legal and hemp was a common crop. But during the 1930s, the U.S. government and the media began spreading outrageous lies about marijuana, which led to its prohibition. ("Marijuana: The devil's weed with roots in hell", "Marijuana makes fiends of boys in 30 days", “Reefer Madness”, etc.) It was banned in the USA under the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. In a blatant case of mistaken identity, industrial hemp was banned along with it.
It is said that the motivation for the hemp ban was that new processing technologies were developed that made it a potential competitor with the newly founded synthetic fibre and plastics industries. Hemp's potential for producing paper also posed a threat to the timber and oil industries. Evidence suggests that commercial interests, having much to lose from hemp competition, helped propagate the reefer madness hysteria and used their influence to lobby for Marijuana Prohibition.
About Bob Marley:
Bob Marley was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 1994.
- Bob Marley's eldest son Ziggy's real name is David Nesta Marley. Ziggy sings the theme song to the PBS children's cartoon, "Arthur." Has 12 siblings (Sharon Marley Prendergast, Cedella Marley, Stephen Marley, Stephanie, Rohan, Robbie, Karen, Julian Marley, Damian Marley, Ky-Mani Marley, Cerita and Makeda Jahnesta).
“Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all.”
Quote: Bob Marley
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Great Summer Shoe
Great price, fits true to size, and is different than some of the usual styles out there. Well padded. Good for hot weather. I can't believe hemp is illegal. That is stupid!!!! You get a 5 Star for speaking the truth! You guys rock!