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Adidas just created a futuristic shoe with the most insane fabric

Hot off the trails of launching a sneaker made from ocean plastic, Adidas has debuted a shoe made from a fabric called "Biosteel."

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Unveiled at the annual grown fabrics conference Biofabricate in New York City on Thursday, the shoe is called the Adidas Futurecraft Biofabric. It's a high-performance shoe made from a revolutionary kind of fabric.

Based on a replication of natural silk, Biosteel's German manufacturer AMSilk says the material is the strongest fully natural material ever. It's also 15% lighter than conventional silk fibers, and is 100% biodegradable.

The way that translates to this shoe: the woven upper for the shoe is more sustainable than, lighter than, and just as flexible and strong as the more traditional offerings available right now.

Adidas Biosteel

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Adidas told Gizmodo the shoe will not decompose off your feet, however. It will only dissolve when put in contact with a high concentration of the digestion enzyme proteinase, which occurs naturally. When done so, the shoe can decompose within 36 hours.

"By using Biosteel fiber in our products, we have achieved an unrivaled level of sustainability," James Carnes, VP of strategy creation at Adidas, said in a statement. "We are moving beyond closed loop and into an infinite loop – or even no loop at all. This is a pioneering stride forward beyond sustainability into a new territory of bionic innovation."

Adidas says the Biofabric is just the beginning of using Biosteel. The renewable textile will appear in future products by the triple stripe down the line.

Adidas Biosteel

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Related: The history of Adidas

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1954. Photo: Hanns Hubmann (Photo by bpk/Hubmann/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
Germany, Berlin: teenager in a sport shop looking at a gym bag by adidas - 8th July 1966 (Photo by Bernd Thiele/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
September 25, 1973. (Photo by Brauner/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
7th September 1977: Football and rugger shirts and balls with trainers and sports shoes. Puma, Adidas, All Star are some of the brands. (Photo by Chaloner Woods/Getty Images)
Singer Rod Stewart wearing an Adidas hooded tracksuit top, 1983. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
17 Apr 1996: A portrait of former USC Trojan and All American wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson, the potential number one pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, taken during the press conference to announce his multi-year agreement with Adidas America, Inc , helda
Close-up detail of Adidas trainers and camouflage trousers, UK 1990s. (Photo by: PYMCA/UIG via Getty Images)
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