Adidas biodegradable sneakers
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. The Biosteel Biotissue used for the top of Futurecraft sneakers is also 15% lighter than comparable synthetic fibers. Thus, in addition to protecting the environment using biological materials, Adidas also managed to create more productive shoes for athletes.
Currently, Futurecraft Biofabric sneakers exist only as a prototype, which means that it makes no sense to pester consultants in the nearest Adidas store with questions about the release date. In June, Adidas also showed off Adidas x Parley sneakers made from recycled plastic. During the presentation, the collection was limited to 50 pairs, after all Adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley cost $ 200, which is currently widely available at a lower price.
Will Adidas ever launch mass production of Futurecraft Biofabrics sneakers? It almost certainly depends on how expensive the Biosteel fiber will produce, because it will affect the price of the shoe. But since Nike now sells sneakers with power laces for $ 720, the average price tag for sneakers has been raised significantly recently.
We turned to Adidas for more information on how quickly the decomposition process of Futurecraft Biofabrics sneakers takes place. This process actually requires a specific enzyme to break artificial silk fibers.
When shoes are placed in water with a sufficiently high concentration of the proteinase enzyme, this will lead to tissue decomposition within 36 hours. This process is 100% natural. Sneakers will not decompose if worn in rainy weather. In other words, they will not rot after 1 year of operation.
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