Called The Loop, the fully sustainable sneaker is part of the sportswear retailer's efforts to reduce shoe-making waste, designing a pair of kicks that are "made to be remade"

Sports apparel brand Adidas recently developed a shoe that boasts complete sustainability, aiming to disrupt the high environmental-impact sneaker space: The Loop is Adidas' recyclable shoe, developed by Futurecraft, the cutting-edge Adidas think tank.

This sneaker is made entirely from a highly versatile and reuseable thermoplastic polyurethane, which can be used to create any number of materials, from yarn to a mold. The material also allows for easy glue removal, which aids in improved recycling practices. These shoes are produced by the Adidas Speedfactory, its fully automated facility that has already served to reduce production hours and waste.

Adidas intends for this shoe to work towards its goal of fully eliminating waste from the production process, essentially enabling the refurbishment of the same shoe over and over again. The Loop is set for a beta limited release of 200 items in targeted areas to help gather feedback before the global release, slated for 2021.

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The Loop

 

Sports apparel brand Adidas recently developed a shoe that boasts complete sustainability, aiming to disrupt the high environmental-impact sneaker space: The Loop is Adidas' recyclable shoe, developed by Futurecraft, the cutting-edge Adidas think tank.

This sneaker is made entirely from a highly versatile and reuseable thermoplastic polyurethane, which can be used to create any number of materials, from yarn to a mold. The material also allows for easy glue removal, which aids in improved recycling practices. These shoes are produced by the Adidas Speedfactory, its fully automated facility that has already served to reduce production hours and waste.