The Quest for Sustainability Continues: adidas 100% Biodegradable Shoe

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.

adidas Futurecraft Biofabric shoe.How about a 100% biodegradable 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!

Close up of the adidas Futurecraft Biofabric shoe.

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.

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