For May, adidas Running continues its relationship with Parley for the Oceans, producing a three piece collection of kicks with its recycled materials. Using aquatic colors and recycled plastics sourced from sea garbage, Parley and adidas have created editions of the UltraBOOST, UltraBOOST X & UltraBOOST Uncaged. The collection is set to launch on the 10th of May through adidas Running dealers.
Portland, Ore., April 21, 2017 â€“ adidas today revealed Parley editions of UltraBOOST, UltraBOOST X and UltraBOOST Uncaged, all in a fresh blue colorway inspired by the shades of the ocean. Using marine plastic debris, adidas is turning a threat into a thread to form signature elements of its iconic performance-led designs. This latest milestone in the partnership reflects both partiesâ€™ commitment to the oceans through a mutual focus on the implementation of the Parley A.I.R Strategy – avoiding virgin plastic, intercept plastic waste, and redesigning new alternatives.
Reusing an average of 11 plastic bottles per pair, UltraBOOST Parley, Parley UltraBOOST X and UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley feature laces, heel webbing, heel lining, and sock liner covers made from recycled PET material. Not only do the latest additions to the adidas Parley collection have a purpose, they also deliver the same elite performance with every stride.
â€œThe new additions to the adidas x Parley collection are another step in our journey to creating one million pairs of UltraBOOST from up-cycled marine plastic,â€ said Mathias Amm, product category director at adidas Running. â€œAs a global brand we have a responsibility to help change the world for the better. These designs reflect our support for a great cause, while delivering the exceptional performance we are renowned for – a powerful combination, which we hope will excite and inspire our global community as much as it does us.â€
Key benefits include:
–Primeknit â€“ wraps the foot to supply lightweight comfort and fit; made from up to 95 percent Parley Ocean Plasticâ„¢
–Heel fit counter system â€“ supportive heel construction, designed to enable free motion of the Achilles
–Torsion system â€“ made from a renewable source, the system supports the footâ€™s natural flex from heel to toe
–Rubber outsole â€“ with superior grip that adapts to every runnerâ€™s foot strike by moving in harmony with boost to provide a smoother and more flexible ride
–BOOST â€“ industry-leading, ultra-responsive comfort and cushioning that stores and returns energy every time the foot hits the ground
–UltraBOOST X Parley features the distinctive Adaptive Arch, ensuring freedom of movement during a run, for increased comfort and support
Additionally, as part of its commitment to create a global movement, adidas calls on its global community to join the adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans digital event â€“ hosted by Runtastic, and taking place around World Oceans Day 2017 (June 5-11). Runners are invited to show their commitment to the cause by joining the run – from the city streets, the beach, or wherever they happen to be during that week. To find out more, get involved and sign up, please visit adidas.com/runfortheoceans.
UltraBOOST Parley, UltraBOOST X Parley and UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley will be available from May 10 in-store and at adidas.com/Parley. Follow the conversation at @adidasrunningâ€‹ on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using #UltraBOOSTâ€‹ #adidasParleyâ€‹â€‹.