November 30, 2016 AT 7:00 am

Prototype Adidas Sneakers Feature Biosteel for Biodegradability #WearableWednesday


Great short read from fastcoexist.com:

When a new pair of prototype Adidas sneakers wears out after a couple of years of use, you can put them in the sink, add a small packet of an enzyme, and naturally dissolve the shoe upper. Within 36 hours, you can safely rinse it down the drain.

The shoes, made with an extra-strong, nature-inspired new material called Biosteel, are designed to take the idea of closed-loop products one step further: If they make it to the market, you’ll be able to recycle most of the shoe inside your own home. (The sole, at least in the prototype, is not made from the new material.)

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