If you thought creating shoes with ocean plastic was innovative, how about a 100% biodegradable shoe? Yup, adidas has done it again with their newest performance sneaker made with Biosteel® fiber, a strong biodegradable silk. Their journey towards sustainable innovation continues with the adidas Futurecraft Biofabric shoe.
How did they do it?
adidas combined forces with German biotech company AMSilk to develop this Biosteel® fiber. It’s 15% lighter than conventional synthetic fibers and is one of the strongest fully natural materials available. And, let’s mention it again, it’s 100% biodegradable!
What do adidas and AMSilk have to say?
“This concept represents premium innovation. By using Biosteel® fiber in our products, we have achieved an unrivalled level of sustainability. We are moving beyond closed loop and into an infinite loop – or even no loop at all. This is a pioneering stride forward beyond sustainability into a new territory of bionic innovation.” – James Carnes, Vice President of Strategy Creation at adidas
“With this development we are setting new standards regarding the functionality of renewable textiles.” – Jens Klein, CEO of AMSilk
What a great step forward in adidas’s ongoing quest for sustainability after their partnership with Parley for the Oceans creating a shoe using Parley Ocean Plastic, the UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley.