adidas Golf is partnering with Parley for the Oceans once again to make the first golf shoe made from upcycled plastic: the TOUR360 XT Parley.
adidas and Parley for the Oceans have teamed up over the years in an attempt to rid the world’s oceans of plastic by interweaving what they find into adidas sneakers. Some silhouettes that have been featured are the adidas NMD R1 and the Ultra Boost 4.0.
Next on the list of collaborations is the adidas TOUR360 XT Parley, the first golf shoe to feature upcycled plastic from beaches and coastal communities. The ‘Ocean Blue/Aqua Green’ sock-like upper is comprised entirely of plastic waste that has been turned into thread. Underfoot, there is full-length Boost for comfort to go along with 360WRAP to keep the foot locked in and contained.
Additionally, by having a golf shoe made almost entirely of upcycled plastic, adidas is hoping that all apparel and footwear will have 100 percent recycled polyster by 2024.
“This is the first golf shoe we’ve ever made that incorporates upcycled materials and this is just the beginning,” Masun Denison, global footwear director of adidas Golf, said in a statement. “In a sport that’s played outdoors and where sustainability is often under the microscope, we feel this is a massive step forward for the game.”
The adidas Golf TOUR360 XT Parley will be available on June 10 for $200 on adidas.com at 8 a.m. PT in limited quantities as well as on-site at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. Then on June 12, it will be available at select retailers stateside.