Adidas recently released its limited edition shoes made entirely from recycled plastic.
The limited edition shoes were created in collaboration with Parley for the Oceans which provided the thread spun from plastic waste. The eco-friendly shoes are made out of recycled PET bottles and old fishing nets which are good for the environment and even comfortable to wear.
Adidas will only release 50 pairs of these shoes that uses two kinds of recycled plastic: PET, commonly used for water bottles and nylon from gill nets. For one shoe, it uses 16.5 old PET bottles and 13 grams of plastic from gill nets. Adidas limited edition shoes also includes thermoplastic polyurethane so it will be comfortable to wear.
“We are really excited to have adidas supporting us in this journey and showing how you can take concrete steps in the right direction”, said Cyrill Gutsch, founder of Parley for the Oceans.
Adidas supports Parley for the Oceans in its education and communication efforts as well as its comprehensive Ocean Plastic Program that intends to end such plastic pollution in the oceans. Since partnership announced in April 2015, Adidas taken concrete steps in this direction.
“We want to bring everyone from the industry to the table and create sustainable solutions for big global problems”, said Eric Liedtke, Adidas Group executive board member responsible for global brands.