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  • Are all skins interchangeable with all soles?

    Yes, all skins are interchangeable with all soles.

  • Is the zipper waterproof?

    Our zipper is water-resistant. The TPU film which is heat welded to the zipper’s tape allows it resists to water and protects the shoe from rain and wind. It is recommended to not use the shoe with heavy rain or to splash in puddles. Click here to learn more about our zipper.

  • Can the zipper brake while walking in it?

    The zipper cannot brake while walking. We have tested the shoe under severe conditions of stress including the classic flex-test. The footwear market standard flex test is on 40.000 test, we have tested in on 100.000 flexes at double the speed which is comparable to a 100 meters runner running continuously for 9 months and the shoe was perfectly intact. Click here to learn more about our zipper.

  • Can the zipper get stuck?

    The zipper cannot get stuck. During the zipping process you need to be particularly careful to move the zipper guard flaps out of the way as they tend to block the zipping process. It is recommended not to use the shoe on sand, if sand granules get inside the zipper mechanism this might damage the zipper and this could lead to a braking the zipper in the long term.. Click here to learn more about our zipper.

  • Can the zipper resist to running?

    Yes, the zipper is perfectly resistant to Running. We have tested the shoe under severe conditions of stress including the classic flex-test. The footwear market standard flex test is on 40.000 test, we have tested in on 100.000 flexes at double the speed which is comparable to a 100 meters runner running continuously for 9 months and the shoe was perfectly intact. Click here to learn more about our zipper.

  • Are there women’s styles?

    All styles are Unisex, designed for both Men and Women. Every skin and sole style has full size range from EU size 36 to EU size 47.

  • Are there smell issues with using always the same sole?

    Absolutely not. Our insoles have an open-cell structure that allows for a moisture management system, it is breathable and moisture absorbent insoles. Plus, at night you can zip of the skin to allow the moisture to evaporate.

  • Why is this shoe more sustainable than others?

    Share one sole with different skins. At the end of the sole’s lifecycle recycle your skins with a new sole. Click here to learn more about how to decrease your carbon footprint with ACBC.

  • If i go to the gym, then change skin, won’t they be sweaty and stink?

    Absolutely not. Our insoles have an open-cell structure that allows for a moisture management system, it is breathable and moisture absorbent insoles. It is also recommended to interchange your daily insole with sports insoles.

  • Can you feel the zipper with your feet inside the shoe?

    No, every skin has built-in zipper guard microfibre flaps that protect the foot from scratching against the zipper. This means you can wear ACBC shoes also bear foot and feel perfectly comfortable.

  • If the sole wears out will the top pieces i already have fit with a new sole?

    Yes, we guarantee that all your old skins will be interchangeable with the new soles and old soles interchangeable with new skins.

  • I have a pair of skins, but only one has the zipper puller on. Why?

    Because one zipper puller is on the right skin and another zipper puller is on the left sole. The right skin with the puller zips to the right sole without puller and the left skin without puller zips with the left sole with puller. This way you can never zip a skin with the wrong sole.

  • I have a pair of soles, but only one has the zipper puller on. Why?

    Because one zipper puller is on the right skin and another zipper puller is on the left sole. The right skin with the puller zips to the right sole without puller and the left skin without puller zips with the left sole with puller. This way you can never zip a skin with the wrong sole.

  • How do you buy this shoe?

    There are two ways to buy ACBC shoes: Following our proposed combinations or creating your own. If you want to follow our proposed combinations, you first buy a shoe and then buy extra skins and extra soles. If you want to create your own, you directly buy extra skins and extra soles and freely express your creativity.

  • How much do the ACBC shoes cost?

    The average cost of an ACBC shoe is of 100 Euros, considering that the average cost of a sole is of 50 Euros and the average cost of a skin is of 50 Euros. If you buy more pieces you can decrease considerably the cost per shoe. Example A: 1 sole + 2 skins cost 150 Euros, you can create 2 shoes and the cost per shoe goes down to 75 Euros. Example B: 2 soles + 2 skins cost 200 Euros, you can create 4 shoes and the cost per shoe goes down to 50 Euros.

  • Why is it difficult to close the zipper?

    In order to close the zipper with ease you need to learn the ACBC zipping technique. Follow the video instructions here

  • How does the shoe fit?

    The width of ACBC is regular, length is similar to other sports brands, we suggest you to follow the size guide before doing your first purchase.