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