Adidas has unveiled a new shoe featuring biodegradable fabric that’s designed to break down within hours of its disposal utilizing a water and enzyme solution.
The one catch: the design appears to be attached to a foam sole is recommended that a large portion of the shoe would still end up in a landfill.
Adidas’ Futurecraft Biofabric was presented at last week’s Biofabricate conference in New York. The unique design features a synthetic spider silk called Biosteel that is 100 percent biodegradable, according to the shoemaker .
The sneaker, which touts itself as the first biodegradable shoe of its kind, is currently just a prototype but the company expects it to become a commercial product by next year, Wired reported.