28 Apr 2021

adidas unvails the next wave in sustainable sneakers with the upcoming Stan Smith Mylo using a new mushroom-based material. You read correctly, the Three Stripes brand ups the anty in the recyclable shoe industry by introducing mycelium.

adidas Stan Smith Mylo

Images via adidas

Now adidas is no stranger to resued material, utilizing Primegreen materials and working with Cyrill Gutsch and Parley for the Ocean. However, the implementation of the undergrown roots of mushrooms as a replacement for leather with the help of biotech company Bolt Threads is a game-changer.

adidas Releases a Stan Smith Sneaker Made From Mushrooms

“The Introduction of Mylo as a new material is a major step forward in our bold ambition to help end plastic waste.” – Amy Jones Vaterlaus, Global Head of Future at adidas.


adidas Releases Sneaker Made From Mushroom Roots

The Regenerative Loop creation process used to create this material means truly working with nature. The process involves growing the mycelium with a cutting-edge verticle agriculture technique in less than two weeks. The result: a Stan Smith silhouette “designed in synergy with earth’s ecosystems.”

adidas Releases Sneaker Made From Mycelium

Arriving in an Off-White color, the outer upper, perforated Three Stripes, heel tab, and branding come completely comprised from mycelium roots. Meanwhile, the bright Brown-colored midsole and the connecting outsole are made from natural rubber.

Mycelium Used To Create Newest adidas Silhouette

As of writing this article, no official release  for the adidas Stan Smith Mylo has been given. Although, with the rate at which the mushroom grows, we can hope to see them soon. For now, be sure to keep it locked to YankeeKicks for more updates coming soon.


 adidas Stan Smith Mylo

Colorway: TBD
Style Code: TBD
Release Date: TBD
Retail Price: TBD
Secondary Market: Yankeekicks Store

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