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Sneakers Made from Recycled Ocean Plastic? Hell, Yes!

From threat to thread.

ICYMI, back in 2015, adidas joined forces with Parley, an environmental awareness group, to create the world’s first high-quality, lightweight running sneakers, recycled almost purely from ocean waste. The shoe was dubbed ‘UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley’. They had originally launched their creation in 2015 in a 3D-printed format and started selling the product from the end of November 2016.

Fast forward to now, and they have bought out not only the coolest running sneaks but light-weight lifestyle kicks that are TDF. Plus, they come in kids’ sizes too! That’s eco-innovation at it’s finest.

Keep scrolling to find out more and shop a pair of your own!

adidas x Parley sneakers decoded:

  • Upper part of the sneaker = 5% recycled polyester, and 95% is plastic waste collected from the ocean (mainly from the waters around the Maldives)
  • The rest of the shoe (laces, sole, and lining) is made mostly from recycled materials

Fun fact: Eleven plastic bottles have been used to create each pair of sneakers! How crazy? Needless to say, we are very impressed.

‘Nobody can save the oceans alone. Each of us can play a role in the solution. It’s in the hands of the creative industries to reinvent faulty materials, products, and business models. The consumer can boost the demand for change,’ says Cyrill Gutsch, the founder of Parley for the Oceans. #Amen

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1. adidas x Parley

Stride out in a chic minimalist style. NMD shoes bring a modern look to ’80s racing heritage. These ultra-lightweight trainers feature an adidas Primeknit upper and Parley Ocean Plastic? yarn that’s sourced from recycled plastic. The Boost midsole offers a responsive feel.

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2. adidas x Parley

Conquer the court in shoes worn by the pros. The lightweight upper on these tennis shoes offers a snug, adaptive fit. A TPU chassis adds game-changing stability, locking you in for every shot. A cushioned midsole offers maximum energy return to keep you on your toes. The durable outsole stands up to intense action.

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We are seriously impressed with adidas and their initiative for change. Tweet us your thoughts and ideas @CosmopolitanSA

For more sustainable fashion, head over to the STYLE pages in our May-June issue of COSMO and get inspired and shopping! #COSMOStyle

Click here for 6 Easy Ways To Join The Sustainable Fashion Movement in 2019

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