Reebok To Introduce 'Cotton + Corn' A Plant-Based Shoes This Year.

Reebok To Introduce 'Cotton + Corn' A Plant-Based Shoes This Year.

Reebok has revealed that it will manufacture a "plant-based" footwear this year.

The "Cotton + Corn" sneakers by Reebok will mainly focus on shoes that are made from sustainable, growing materials, that can even be used as compost after they're worn out.

"We like to say, we are 'growing shoes' here at Reebok. Ultimately, our goal is to create a broad selection of bio-based footwear that can be composted after use," Reebok Future head Bill McInnis revealed. "We'll then use that compost as part of the soil to grow the materials for the next range of shoes. We want to take the entire cycle into account; to go from dust to dust."

Reebok has partnered with DuPont Tate & Lyle who developed Susterra propanediol - a pure, petroleum-free, non-toxic, 100% USDA certified bio-based product, derived from field corn. Reebok says it's using DuPont's Susterra propanediol to create the sole of the Cotton + Corn shoes... Reebok's shoes will be made from a "non-food source" industrially grown corn, while the upper will be made of organic cotton.

McInnis says Reebok is expecting to use it as a blueprint moving forward.

Late last year Adidas sold a running shoe produced from entirely plastic recovered from the ocean.
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