Adidas teams with Allbirds on bio-based, low GHG running shoes

May 27, 2021 |

In Germany, Adidas together with Allbirds announced the first product from its collaboration, FUTURECRAFT.FOOTPRINT. At 2.94kg CO2e it represents a personal best for both brands as the result of a collective ambition to make a performance running shoe with no carbon footprint.

Seeing the possibilities of accelerating a carbon neutral future for sports and style, they teamed up to forge a unique partnership: opening up their materials, supply chains and innovations to each other.

With each pair having a carbon footprint of just 2.94kg CO2e and created with 63% less emissions, FUTURECRAFT.FOOTPRINT showcases a new approach to more sustainable design and an alternative method of manufacturing that drastically reduces carbon impact.

Adidas’ proprietary technologies are coming together and working in synergy at the heart of the innovation. Based on adidas’ popular Lightstrike midsole and tested to the same performance standards, the FUTURECRAFT.FOOTPRINT midsole compound is reimagined with Allbirds’ sugarcane-based SweetFoam®, offering a low-carbon natural component.

Representing another material collaboration, the newly developed upper material is made with 70% recycled polyester and 30% natural Tencel – a material made from wood pulp – for a smooth, lightweight upper that lives up to performance expectations with a highly reduced carbon impact.

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