As adidas sets out to use 100 percent recycled polyester in all apparel and footwear by 2024, the company forges along in its mission by releasing its first-ever golf shoe made from upcycled plastic waste. Created in partnership with environmental organization Parley for the Oceans, the new “TOUR360 XT Parley” sneaker is made from materials sourced directly from beaches and coastal areas.
The yarns on the upper of the shoe are completely upcycled, having been repurposed from plastic waste into a high-performance polyester fabric. To play up the seaside aesthetic, the shoe is wrapped in shades of blue and aqua green throughout, while white details on the midsole and outsole provide contrast. Technical features like the eight-spike outsole with X-Traxion technology, 360WRAP support at the midfoot and the brand’s signature BOOST cushioning round everything out.
The TOUR360 XT Parley is priced at $200 USD and will be available in limited quantities at adidas’ webstore beginning June 10, followed by select retailers on June 12. Look out for adidas athletes to sport the footwear at the 2019 U.S. Open next week, where the shoe will also be sold on-site.