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 ...
The legendary sneakers from the ZX range have returned. Why? During the 1980s, the adidas ZX sneakers were the highest performance range from adidas and they didn’t want to stay behind. Thanks to special technological changes, adidas have made the ZX sneakers a current footwear again, and they’re moving forward! Check out different models from this originally athletic range and choose the silhouette and colorway that your heart beats for. If you’d like a recommendation, take a look at the adidas ZX 4000, ZX 500 or the new adidas ZX Torsion sneakers.
adidas Torsion® System: A system that has been proven over the decades to provide a full range of motion while protecting the foot from torsion.
Textile: is a lightweight material, which is offered in a very wide color scale and is mainly used for summer footwear.
Synthetics: unlike textile, synthetic fibers are stronger, more durable and quick-drying.
Cork: is a popular, purely natural, and easily renewable material that stands out for its properties such as flexibility, strength, durability, and water resistance.
Polyurethane foam: is one of the best thermal insulators, is lightweight, tough and windproof.
Rubber: a material that is very easy to maintain and you will appreciate it especially in rainy weather.
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.