Some shoes tell a story, others have a purpose. The Parley x adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged LTD, released on November 15, 2016, fits the bill of the latter.
Parley for the Oceans is an ocean pollution awareness organization, which forged a relationship with adidas through a previous collaboration that delivered an environmentally friendly Ultra Boost and Pure Boost X. This Ultra Boost Uncaged continued the trend, the only difference is that it's the first Parley release to be mass-produced with 7,000 pairs currently in existence (Highsnobiety reports that adidas aims to produce one million pairs by the end of 2017).
Because the sneaker is created with 95 percent ocean plastic and five percent of a recycled polyester, a target number of 11 million bottles are to be recycled by Parley in coastal regions and repurposed as performance sportswear.
The shoe doesn't lose its DNA in the changes made to its construction. If fact, the white upper has a knit textile feel that's akin to the Primeknit, and maintain a sock-like fit on the ankle collar. The white BOOST sole and green accents on the heel round out the sneaker. Parley retrieved the materials used to create the laces, heel cap and sock liner during coastal operations in the Maldives.
Stadium Goods Link: Parley x adidas Ultra Boost Uncaged LTD
Colors: Non-Dyed/Ftwr White/Ftwr White
Release Date: November 15, 2016