Adidas invented a robot that can weave fabric shoes in a way that creates strength without weight. Typically, making shoes can produce a large amount of waste and takes a long time to create the finished product. The robot named Strung will design a shoe that supports fast athletes and cuts down on the amount of material and time designers need.
Strung uses color-coded strings to weave the upper part of a shoe. Red strings are more rigid and prevent the runner from slipping. In contrast, yellow strings are used for flexibility.
"We have developed a custom-built robot that can weave threads diagonally across the midsole. The fact that a robot assembles the shoes means that each thread of raw yarn can be intentionally placed," says Adidas.
Athletes will find that this shoe is lightweight and gives better speed. These robots will create an ideal model for creating more shoes in less time.