NRG Created a Sneaker from Repurposed CO2

About a year ago, NRG won a competition with their idea to create a shoe that was constructed using repurposed C02. A lofty task to say the least…I honestly didn’t even know that it was possible to turn CO2 into anything but a fairly useful way to clean my iPhone screen. However, it seems that with the addition of design engineer and inventor Marcel Botha, and the legend that is D’Wayne Edwards, they’ve actually managed to crack it.

The sneaker features captured CO2 in its foam, a technique created by NRG. Capturing CO2 that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere, they then mix it with a proprietary catalyst to create a tactile “foam” a few hours later.

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Mr. Bailey

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