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Truly, the trainers industry is hungry for “innovative matters” in the creation of its products. After the ultra bouncy expanded polyurethane, the artificial indestructible spider silk, the salvage of fishing nets to make new shoes, the tailor-made 3D printing for race soles, also seen a shoe made of ultra-breathable 3D textile, here is the algae made shoe… these seaside slippers are made from an EVA foam incorporating 40% of proliferating algaes. The harvesting of this raw material allows the clean-up of big chinese lakes invaded by this green alga. It now takes up to 6 the count of innovative materials in the database who find a job in the mass production field. Will the next pair of shoes be of pineapple “vegan leather” ? or made with bipolar micro-magnets to levitate above a floor of concrete-magnet ? We could suggest a lot of other tracks, so to be continued...