Performance with purpose: adidas running x Parley


Inspired by the beauty of the oceans, three new adidas running shoes made from Parley Ocean Plastic™, plus an invitation to put them to good use



Meet the latest additions to the fleet of adidas performance footwear made from Parley Ocean Plastic™: Parley editions of UltraBOOST, UltraBOOST X, and a fresh colorway for UltraBOOST Uncaged. The new blue colorway is inspired by the hues of the oceans, a tribute to the beauty we are fighting to protect and a reminder of the greater message behind the collaboration and cause.

Each pair represents on average 11 plastic bottles recovered and upcycled from marine environments, and features laces, heel webbing, heel lining, and sock liner covers made from recycled PET material. The collection doesn’t just have a purpose, they deliver the same elite performance with every stride.

This latest milestone in the partnership reflects the long-term adidas commitment to Parley through a mutual focus on eco-innovation and implementation of the Parley AIR Strategy: Avoid virgin plastic wherever possible, Intercept plastic waste, Redesign the plastic economy with new alternatives. It’s not about shoes, it’s about challenging the status quo together, one step at a time.


“The latest additions to the adidas x Parley collection are another step in our journey to creating one million pairs of UltraBOOST from up-cycled marine plastic. As a global brand we have a responsibility to help change the world for the better; these designs reflect our support for a great cause, whilst also delivering the exceptional performance we are renowned for. A powerful combination, which we hope will excite and inspire our global community as much as it does us.”

Mathias Amm, Product Category Director, adidas Running


Read the full press release for more details about the shoes’ benefits and features. UltraBOOST Parley, UltraBOOST X Parley, and UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley will be available from May 10 in-store and online at




In the week surrounding World Oceans Day 2017 (June 5-11, 2017) we’re teaming up with adidas and Runtastic to host an adidas x Parley Run for the Oceans digital event. Show your commitment to the cause by joining the run then — from wherever you are on this blue planet — and logging some kilometers/miles for the ecosystem that gives us life.

Learn more, get involved, and sign up at || @parleyxxx