OMG: These sneakers are made entirely of ocean waste
- Sneaker giant Adidas and an environmental firm called Parley team up
- Create sneakers made entirely out of recycled ocean waste
- There will be a limited edition available to the public
If you’d look at these shoes, you’d never guess these would be made of waste – plastic waste to be precise.
But that’s just exactly that; a collaboration between Adidas and Parley for the Oceans, an environmental organisation, has led to the making of shoes that are made from recycled ocean plastic.
Now, these shoes are a reality.
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The entire shoe is made from recycled material. According to a report, by The Verge, “Each shoe’s upper (the part that goes over the top of the foot) is made from 5 percent recycled polyester and 95 percent waste plastic dredged from the ocean around the Maldives. Each pair of shoes contains 11 plastic bottles, and most of the rest of the sneaker (including the heel, lining, and laces) is also made from recycled material.”
A prototype was created last year through 3D printer technology.
This recycled plastic waste shoe is called UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley. It is now available for the consumers, albeit, as a limited edition (about 7000 pairs), but plan to expand in 2017.