Treading Lighter, Together
We’ve always known that the climate crisis is too big to solve alone. Which is exactly why we teamed up with adidas. Together, we shared proprietary technologies, material innovations, and a common goal: To create a performance shoe with our lowest carbon footprint on record.
Limited Release December 15
FUTURECRAFT.FOOTPRINT will be dropping in VERY limited quantities at the following Allbirds stores: Austin, Boston, Chicago (Lincoln Park), Los Angeles (Abbot Kinney), New York City (SoHo), San Francisco (Hayes Valley), and Stanford. Outside the US, you can queue up at our stores in Berlin, London (Covent Garden), and Tokyo (Harajuku).
Imagining A Carbon-Neutral Future
As with most endeavors, this one began with the question of “where can we reduce?” And that prompt remained with us through every step of the process. It inspired us to use natural and recycled materials. Convert Tier 1 factories’ energy towards a renewable model. Neutralise shipping emissions. Even reimagine packaging with less air, and thus, less weight. Because the reduction is in the details.
A Footprint To Fit The Planet
Each team’s first performance shoe to clock in at less than 3kg CO2e per pair—2.94kg CO2e to be exact. Sure, it’s not zero yet. But by turning a competitor into a collaborator, we sped up our progress across the board. It’s the first step in our journey together. Proof that when we work in tandem, we can do better business for our planet.
Learn more about what went into a measurement of 2.94kg CO2e.
The Numbers Don’t Lie
Which is why we put them right where you can see them, on the outsole of every pair. Putting a product’s footprint front and centre will begin to force us to consider how the things we make (and buy) impact the planet. To hold ourselves, and each other, accountable.
An Important First Step
Two competitors sharing ideas and resources? An idea most businesses would scoff at. Which is what makes FUTURECRAFT.FOOTPRINT a collective stride forward for an entire industry. The hope is we spur others to follow. To continue setting an example, we’re continuing our work with adidas. Scaling the innovation discoveries from our 12-month collaboration. And not stopping until we have a footprint to fit the planet.