Adidas has announced the launch of the first sneaker with an innovative mushroom-based material, Mylo, that looks and feels like leather. The first footwear created on the basis of mushroom leather was adidas Stan Smith sneakers, one of the most famous models of the German sports giant.
As adidas points out, Mylo is versatile as it can take on any color, finish or embossing.
The new concept is made possible by adidas' collaboration with Bolt Threads, a biotech company “committed to creating a new generation of cutting-edge materials. The adidas Stan Smith Mylo is part of adidas' commitment to eliminating plastic footwear in a responsible manufacturing concept.