adidas has unveiled the Stan Smith Mylo, the first shoe to be made using Mylo: a new mushroom-based material called Mycelium, the shoe is part of adidas’ journey to create a more sustainable.
Made from renewable mycelium – the underground roots of mushrooms – Mylo is created using a highly efficient grow taking less than two weeks. The process takes advantage of a cutting-edge vertical agriculture technique, allowing the mycelium to be grown in a space-efficient system that increases the yield per square foot.
“The introduction of Mylo as a new material is a major step forward in our bold ambition to help END PLASTIC WASTE”, said Amy Jones Vaterlaus, Global Head of Future at adidas. “As a planet, we must learn to work with nature rather than against it and put all our efforts into finding innovative solutions that are created responsibly with resources that renew at a sustainable pace. Designed in synergy with earth’s ecosystems. And as a brand, we continue to explore the possibilities in material innovation.”
Below, you can check out more images of the adidas Stan Smith Mylo that will give you a closer look. A release will take place at select retailers and adidas.com later this year.
adidas Stan Smith Mylo
Release Date: Spring/Summer 2021
Style Code: H23049