In its continued pursuit towards a greener future, adidas has officially unveiled the Generation 2 - a 100% recyclable sneaker that's made by reconstructing used shoes.
If you can remember, back in April, the Three Stripes gave two hundred people the chance to test out the Futurecraft.Loop. They then asked for every single pair back, grinding them all down to form what we have here. “We said to them: here are the shoes, go away, do what you want to do with them and then give them back to us. Yes, give them back.” explained adidas Running footwear developer Amanda Verbeck.
The result is a technical marvel that boasts a one-piece upper that fades from white to blue. Other features include an internal caging system for added support, a heel counter around the back for extra stability, and, of course, a full length Boost midsole for comfort and cushioning that's as revolutionary as the shoe itself.
If you want a pair, you're going to have to wait a while though. Created through the Futurecraft.Loop project, the German giant aims to end plastic waste for good, and the adidas Generation 2 is a huge step towards this goal.
At this moment in time, they aren't entirely sure how much they'll cost or how many times you'll be able to recycle them, but a general release is planned for Spring Summer 2021. Let us know what you think of this, and be sure to keep it locked at The Sole Supplier for more news as it develops!