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Adidas’ New Biodegradable Sneakers Are Made From Ultra-Strong Artificial Silk Fibers

Of all the things you wear on a daily basis, shoes endure the most wear and tear, and thus rarely survive for more than a few years. Your options are usually limited to tossing the work out kicks in the trash. Now Adidas has created a new pair of sneakers that will completely biodegrade when you’re done with them.

The Futurecraft Biofabric concept sneakers were revealed today at the Biofabricate Conference in New York, and they are made from a unique bio-engineered biopolymer fiber called Biosteel that’s created using the same proteins that spiders use to make their super strong silk.

Besides being incredibly strong and durable, 100 percent biodegradable, non-allergen, and completely vegan, the Biosteel used for the upper portion of the Futurecraft Biofabric sneakers is also 15 percent lighter than comparable synthetic fibers. So in addition to helping the environment by using materials that can be sustainably manufactured, Adidas has also managed to create a better shoe for performance athletes. – READ MORE