People pour plastics into oceans like there's no tomorrow. It comes up to more than eight million tons in a year. There's probably no trick or a single solution that could resolve the situation, which we as humans got into, with a snap of a finger. We can fight the big battle with smaller steps though. Such example is the result of the collaboration between adidas and Parley For The Oceans - sneakers that are made from plastic bottles pulled out from the sea. Each pair of adidas x Parley is made of more than ten plastic bottles, which is definitely better than leaving the bottles to decompose at the bottom of the ocean for centuries ...
If you think you know enough about the adidas brand, we might just convince you otherwise. adidas Terrex is the outdoor division of the three stripes that makes the best sneakers for hiking, trail running and overall all kinds of outdoor activities with an emphasis on function and comfort. The epitome of all this is the adidas Terrex Free Hiker, which, as the name suggests, serves one beautiful free purpose the best. Just slip it on and head out into the wilderness. Backed by thousands of cushioning BOOST microparticles in the midsole and a waterproof Gore-Tex upper, this will be your number one hiking choice.
Synthetics: unlike textile, synthetic fibers are stronger, more durable and quick-drying.
EVA: most commonly used as a midsole material, because it has very good shock-absorbing effect, it also excels among other materials in its crack resistance and elegant smooth surface.
BOOST: The technology of a thousand smaller particles that reduces the force of the impact and at the same time yields an extremely high energy return.
The eco-friendly label
is used for products that are made using more environmently-friendly proceses which uses less water, energy and chemicals. Products with international certifications such as bluesign®, the 100 standard by OEKO-TEX® and MADE IN GREEN by OEKO-TEX® are placed under this label.
Parley Ocean Plastic™
Is a material created from upcycled plastic waste that was intercepted from beaches and coastal communities before reaching the ocean. Parley for the Oceans works with partners to collect, sort and transport the recovered raw material (mainly PET bottles) to the adidas supplier who produces the yarn, which is legally trademarked. It is used as a replacement for virgin plastic in the making of adidas x Parley collection of high-performance sportswear.