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Of all the things that you wear on a daily basis, shoes undergo the most wear and tear and thus rarely survive for more than a few years. Usually, sneaker recycling options are limited to the nearest rubbish bin. Adidas has created a new pair of sneakers that is completely biodegradable when you finish using them. The concept of Futurecraft Biofabric Adidas sneakers was presented today at the Biofabricate conference in New York. They are made from a unique bio-engineering biopolymer fiber called Biosteel, which is created using the same proteins that spiders use to create their web.
Besides the fact that this material is incredibly strong and durable, it is 100% biological in origin, hypoallergenic and completely vegan. Continue reading