Tag: adidas

adidas set to launch Yeezy-esque, Mars-inspired renewable slides

adidas set to launch Yeezy-esque, Mars-inspired renewable slides

June 13, 2022 |

In Germany, adidas is attempting to lure sneakerheads away from Kanye West’s iconic, algae-based Yeezy line with a renewable sandal offering of its own.  Technology and culture publication Input Mag calls the new Adilette 22 slides “every bit as good as Yeezy’s” and “just about” as hard to acquire.  “The shoe’s aesthetic strays from Adidas’s […]

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adidas releases first product using Spinnova wood-based fibers

adidas releases first product using Spinnova wood-based fibers

February 22, 2022 |

In Germany, eight months after announcing their partnership, Spinnova and adidas have unveiled the first adidas product made with SPINNOVA® fibers. Composed of a minimum of 25% wood-based fibers and organic cotton, the adidas TERREX HS1 is a mid-layer knit for hikers that sees adidas exploring a more sustainable textile solution. Working with the material’s […]

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Adidas, Allbirds expand lower-footprint footwear pact

Adidas, Allbirds expand lower-footprint footwear pact

December 13, 2021 |

In Germany, adidas and biobased sneaker pioneer Allbirds have announced they will scale up their low-carbon footwear collaboration to a larger 2022 launch.  In May, the two companies unveiled Futurecraft.Footprint, a performance running shoe with a lower carbon footprint—2.94kg CO2e per pair—than either company had ever achieved on their own.  The “design sprint” to engineer […]

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Knock-out idea: Adidas uses cactus leather in boxing glove line

Knock-out idea: Adidas uses cactus leather in boxing glove line

November 22, 2021 |

In Mexico, Adidas is using a cactus-based leather alternative in a new line of boxing gloves.  The material, called Desserto, uses prickly pear cactus as feedstock and was invented in 2019 by Adrian Lopez and Marte Cazarez. The Adidas gloves are part of a new Tilt 350 boxing glove design that aims to better protect […]

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Partially biobased soles help adidas’s new elite running sneaks reach Olympic podium

Partially biobased soles help adidas’s new elite running sneaks reach Olympic podium

August 16, 2021 |

In Germany, adidas has launched a new running shoe with a 3D printed, partially biobased midsole.  Developed in conjunction with 3D printing prototype firm Carbon, the Tokyo Collection 4DFWD features a unique lattice midsole that is 39% biobased, although further details on content were not provided. The “precision-tuned” lattice converts vertical pressure into forward energy […]

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Adidas invests in wood-based textile fiber maker’s IPO

Adidas invests in wood-based textile fiber maker’s IPO

June 14, 2021 |

In Finland, adidas has invested €3 million ($3.65 million) in the initial public offering of Spinnova, a company using wood and agricultural waste to make textile fibers.  Spinnova raised €58 million, and says Adidas has indicated it wants “significant volumes” of the fiber when available. It is building its first facility in Finland with forestry […]

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

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 […]

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Earth Day Innovations, pollution-fighting soap, potato Matchbox cars, mushroom Adidas, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 22nd

Earth Day Innovations, pollution-fighting soap, potato Matchbox cars, mushroom Adidas, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of April 22nd

April 21, 2021 |

In celebration of Earth Day today, let’s look at what can be done to help stop climate change and bring about a better bioeconomy. This week brings some innovations that give us hope like a new probiotic soap in Peru developed for washing clothes in rivers and streams that actually cleans up pollution in the […]

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Iconic adidas sneaker design goes vegan with mushroom leather

Iconic adidas sneaker design goes vegan with mushroom leather

April 19, 2021 |

In Germany, sneaker giant adidas will soon introduce a sneaker in its popular Stan Smith line that incorporates mushroom-based leather.  First launched in 1965, the lifestyle sneaker is named after the retired tennis superstar and is among the brand’s most popular and recognizable designs. The new Stan Smith Mylo uses Mylo vegan leather manufactured by […]

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