The adidas sneaker made from recycled ocean plastic is finally here

Making waves in sustainable fashion.

Earlier this year adidas announced it would be collaborating with Parley for the Oceans.

The aim? To raise awareness of the careless mindset associated with ocean trash regulation. adidas wants to prove it’s possible to put ocean waste to practical use. With the help of Parley, the sportswear legend has been able to do just that.

Just in time for World Ocean Day (which is today), adidas has made a big announcement. The collab with Parley has resulted in a repurposed Boost style. And you can get your hands on it now (sort of).

Due to complications in the manufacturing process, currently only 50 pairs of the Parley Boost have been made, giving this shoe instant limited edition status.

The only way to nab one for yourself is to win it, via the Parley for the Oceans Insta account.

If you look closely at the sneaker, you’ll notice that it’s embroidered with a series of teal coloured, wave-like threads. This is no ordinary fabric. In fact, this is what makes the sneaker sustainable.

The thread is spun from plastic waste and old fishing nets, collected from coastal areas in the Maldives.

Approximately 16.5 bottles and 13 grams of plastic from gill nets are used to create the upper for a single shoe.

Aside from its mesmerising exterior, you can expect the sneaker to be its usual comfy and bouncy self. It comes complete with a flexible upper knit and classic Boost cushioning system on the outer sole.


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