FITNESS clothing giant Adidas has made a massive breakthrough in shoe technology this month, with the launch of a special sneaker for attendees of Germany’s annual Oktoberfest celebrations.
As well as being made using the “finest leather,” the athletic shoe has a custom-developed DPBR coating - short for “Durable Puke and Beer Repellent” - which must surely have been developed by some of the world’s leading scientists.
The inside of the limited edition footwear is whimsically patterned like the traditional red and white checked tablecloths which adorn Bavarian beer halls.
Costing €199, the unique shoes are only available online via German specialty retailer
43einhalb.com - and they come complete with a custom beer stein (pictured) plus the slogan “wear your best to the fest”.
ALSO in the major scientific discovery category is a San Diego distillery, which has begun making vodka using leftover croissants.
Misadventure Vodka is described by the company as “vodka made from unsold baked goods,” sourced as an initiative against waste from a local food bank which can’t use the leftovers.
The bread products are mashed and blended, mixed with yeast to ferment into alcohol and then carefully distilled into vodka.