adidas Unveils the 3D-Printed Ocean Plastic Shoe

adidas Unveils the 3D-Printed Ocean Plastic Shoe
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This past summer, adidas teamed up with Parley for the Oceans to create their first prototype product, a concept sneaker made entirely of yarns and filaments reclaimed from ocean waste and illegal deep-sea gillnets. The two have teamed up once again for a second concept shoe, one that uses a Futurecraft 3D-printed midsole to demonstrate how the industry can re-think design and contribute to the prevention of ocean plastic pollution. Like its predecessor, the new concept shoe consists of an upper made with ocean plastic content, mounted on a midsole that's 3D printed using recycled polyester and gill net content. As a company, adidas is also taking practical steps to halt plastic pollution: the use of plastic bags is being phased out in adidas retail stores, and the company has stopped the use of plastic bottles for meetings at its Headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany.

See adidas Futurecraft 3D
And also check out New Balance's 3D printed running shoe

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