Airbags are an important car security element and have saved numerous lives. However ever puzzled what occurs to these used airbags as soon as the job of saving lives and stopping severe accidents is over? A element that’s principally thrown as soon as used will now be utilized by sportswear model Asics to fabricate a variety of sneakers.
In a collaboration with Japan’s Toyoda Gosei, Asics plans to utilize the material from deployed airbags to fabricate sneakers which might be probably stronger and extra sturdy than sneakers made out of standard supplies. A brand new shoe mannequin made out of airbag material has been referred to as Asics Gel-Sonoma 15-50 with its purple stitching and numbering carried ahead from the airbag.
The Asics Gel-Sonoma 15-50 is barely out there in Japan in the meanwhile and prices 16,500 yen or roughly $128 or ₹10,500. And whereas its exterior portion largely will depend on material from used airbags, its different parts are fairly normal.
At a time when automotive producers are extra sustainable methods of producing, upcycling and recycling has taken centerstage. On this regard, making use of 1000’s of airbag materials for sneakers may go a good distance in guaranteeing these airbags do not get thrown to the bin as these have been for years now.
First Printed Date: 25 Jan 2023, 13:54 PM IST