The Concept Shoe is a high-performance running shoe that gets completely recycled into elevated ski boot shells.
Hot on the heels of Adidas Futurecraft Loop running shoes that never must be discarded, Salomon Sports is propelling a like-minded shoe that is likewise completely recyclable.
Calling the Concept Shoe a “step toward 100-percent circular economy product design,” the product is a high-performance road-running shoe made altogether from thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). Toward a mind-blowing finish on the road, it tends to be ground down and utilized in Solomon’s alpine ski boot shells, allowing it a second life on the slopes.
It isn’t clear what befalls the boot toward an incredible finish; it doesn’t seem, by all accounts, to be completely circular yet, however, the organization says that the procedure will enable Salomon to expand the life cycle of the materials by more than double. It’s a decent place to begin.
Disclosed for the current week in Munich, the shoe went through a year and a half in the improvement stage and appears to assume a featuring role in the organization’s Play Minded Program. This sustainability activity outlines the organization’s aim to lessen its environmental effect throughout the next decade. The program incorporates vows to diminish its overall carbon emissions by 30 percent constantly 2030, as well as eliminating perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) overall equipment categories by 2023, among different plans.
“We recognize that we have to do better for the environment by creating Salomon footwear that drastically reduces its impact on the planet,” says Guillaume Meyzenq, V.P.of Salomon Footwear. “By creating this concept shoe that can be recycled into a ski boot shell, we are showing that it is possible to find alternative materials to create performance footwear. It’s an exciting development that will help lead us to more sustainable footwear solutions in the future.”
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