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The Futurecraft Biofabric prototype has an upper made of 100 percent Biosteel fiber

Adidas has unveiled the world’s first performance shoe made using Biosteel fiber, a nature-based, biodegradable fiber developed by the German biotech company AMSilk. It has been used for the upper of the Futurecraft Biofabric prototype, with the material being 15 percent lighter in weight than conventional synthetic fibers and possibly the strongest fully natural material available.

Biosteel fiber is also sustainable, as it is 100 percent biodegradable in a fully natural process. This shoe continues the brand’s journey of sustainable innovation by investing in solutions that leverage science and nature as an integral part of innovation.

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