At this time we’re revealing Stan Smith Mylo, the primary shoe to be made utilizing Mylo: a brand new mushroom-based materials innovation that appears and appears like leather-based – tender, supple, however a extra renewable different.
Produced from renewable mycelium – the underground roots of mushrooms – Mylo is created utilizing a extremely environment friendly develop taking lower than two weeks. The method takes benefit of a cutting-edge vertical agriculture method, permitting the mycelium to be grown in a space-efficient system that will increase the yield per sq. foot.
The idea shoe marks our pinnacle exploration into creating footwear merchandise which are really Made with Nature, contributing to our dedication to the Regenerative Loop creation course of, the place merchandise are made with nature.
The outer higher, perforated 3 stripes, heel tab overlay and premium branding are made with Mylo. The midsole of the shoe is made with pure rubber.
The introduction of Mylo as a brand new materials is a significant step ahead in our daring ambition to assist END PLASTIC WASTE. As a planet, we should be taught to work with nature moderately than towards it and put all our efforts into discovering modern options which are created responsibly with assets that renew at a sustainable tempo. Designed in synergy with earth’s ecosystems. And as a model, we proceed to discover the chances in materials innovation.
Amy Jones Vaterlaus, International Head of Future at adidas
The brand new idea was made potential via a novel and collaborative partnership with Bolt Threads, a biotechnology firm dedicated to creating the subsequent era of superior supplies – with a commercially obtainable proof of idea anticipated within the close to future.
The collaboration was based mostly on a mission alignment and demonstrated dedication to a extra sustainable future, with our funding in materials innovation and inventive options to make sure that the fabric is not any compromise for the planet.
By creating the long-lasting Stan Smith with a Mylo materials higher, adidas is demonstrating the far-reaching potential of this modern materials. We’re thrilled to be working with adidas within the type of growth partnership that makes innovation a actuality. Mylo has the power and efficiency it does as we speak because of the steering and deep technical experience of the adidas group in making nice footwear.
Jamie Bainbridge, VP of Product at Bolt Threads
Mylo materials is flexible as it might tackle any color, end or emboss, however it’s adidas’ easy and traditional Stan Smith that was chosen as the primary silhouette to be crafted from the game-changing new materials, constructing on its credentials as one in all adidas’ most sustainable footwear franchises.
Following the launch earlier this 12 months of Stan Smith that includes PRIMEGREEN, with an higher which is made with 50% recycled supplies, Stan Smith Mylo is the subsequent recreation of the long-lasting sneaker. It pays homage to the model’s heritage creating sports activities footwear, with a brand new pledge of duty that exhibits adidas’ dedication to assist END PLASTIC WASTE.
Discover out extra about Stan Smith Mylo and adidas’ design journey with the brand new materials at adidas.com/StanSmithMylo