These #Adidas kicks are woven from Biosteel fiber, a material designed to replicate spider silk that was developed by a German biotech company. The material is lighter than other synthetic materials and is quite strong. It’s also, perhaps most notably, 100 percent naturally biodegradable. [Read More]
Summary… * Machine-Made
These #Adidas kicks are woven from Biosteel fiber, a material designed to replicate spider silk that was developed by a German biotech company.
That line was limited to 7,000 shoes in its first run, with a larger run version arriving next year.
The Biosteel yarn is created using natural carbon sources that are fermented and converted into a white powder.
After the presentation, the company pulled the curtain back to reveal the shoes with a bit of theatrical flair.
The protein-based Biosteel yarn forms a knitted top — a beige color, in the case of the shoes on display — that’s met at the bottom by large textured white soles.
Opinion… * Man-Made