Adidas Made a Shoe Out of Trash
The new Air Jordans will probably be recycled ocean trash sneakers. Adidas, a German giant, created a shoe that is made from trash, pulled from the ocean. Of course, it is made from recycled trash. The upper part of the shoe is made from filaments and yarns from gillnets. These, deep-sea gill nets are illegal and they shouldn’t be used. Other material is used in production as well. The base is made from cushioning material that is sustainable as well. This is the first shoe, made by this company after their alliance with Parley for the Oceans, an organization that should stop the pollution of our oceans.
Cyrill Gutsch a Parley founder said that they are very satisfied with this new product. He is proud on Adidas and he believes that they can finally stop the pollution of the oceans.
However, it wasn’t very easy to collect the garbage needed for this project. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, also collaborated on this project. They had an expedition that lasted 110 days in order to find illegal poaching vessels. They were off the coast of West Africa. You can see that fishing nets are used in the design of the upper part of the shoe.
According to Adidas, this shoe isn’t for sale. We don’t have information that it will be available on the market any time soon. According to a spokeswoman from Adidas, this wasn’t a plant, it was an action. However, the company will start using recycled plastics into their products in order to reduce the amount of waste as much as possible.