adidas Unveils First Performance Apparel and Footwear Collection Made of Recycled Ocean Plastic

adidas and Parley for the Oceans have been working on this for years now, and all their hard work is about to come to fruition with the official unveil of the upcoming performance apparel and footwear collection made of recycled ocean plastic.

adidas-unveils-first-performance-apparel-and-footwear-collection-made-of-recycled-ocean-plastic-3“The soccer jerseys and UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley are the first apparel and footwear mass-produced with Parley Ocean Plastic. Both products are created with up-cycled marine plastic waste recovered via Parley interception and clean-up operations in coastal areas of the Maldives, with the goal of driving global awareness and comprehensive solutions to the threat of ocean plastic pollution.” – adidas 

This is an awesome feat to have accomplished and we’re hoping that it will help clean up and make use of the waste in the ocean in the future.


There are 7,000 pairs of the UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley available, and the shoes feature a knitted upper created with 95 percent Ocean Plastic and 5 percent recycled polyester. With the laces, heel cap base material, heel webbing, heel lining and the sock-liner cover are made of recycled materials. Meanwhile, its design is inspired by ocean waves. Yes, this is pretty awesome.

Cyrill Gutsch, Founder, Parley for the Oceans, said:

“At this point, it’s no longer just about raising awareness. It’s about taking action and implementing strategies that can end the cycle of plastic pollution for good. Eco-innovation is an open playing field. With the release of the Ocean Plastic jerseys and UltraBOOST Uncaged adidas x Parley shoes, we’re inviting every consumer, player, team and fan to own their impact under Parley A.I.R. and define their role within the movement.”

The UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley will be available to purchase in mid-November. For more information on drop dates, sign up at

The Parley soccer jerseys for Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will be available on and in selected stores Friday, Nov. 4 (Bayern Munich) and Thursday, Nov. 24 (Real Madrid).




  1. This is an awesome cause and concept. I wonder if the shoes will come with a nice smell of ocean air? Hopefully not sewage!

  2. The next step for these kind of projects is to somehow get the production cost of obtaining and making these recycled materials around the same price or lower than the regular ultraboosts and apparel. It might be a challenge, but if they could do that, then maybe instead of a limited edition ultraboost that uses recycled materials, all ultraboosts could use recycled materials. Who knows if that can be done, but it would be nice.

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