Objects of Desire
Design Stan Smith Mylo x Adidas
The nature of sneakers. As part of Adidas’ pledge to reduce plastic waste, the brand recently launched its first-ever shoe made from mushroom leather. This new vegan sneaker is made using Mylo, a fungi-derived material developed by biotechnology company Bolt Threads. The material can be grown in less than two weeks in a lab-controlled environment and has a texture similar to cowhide. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary since the launch of the iconic Adidas collaboration, this new development promises a revolutionary approach to the making of sneakers in the future. We stan.