of the upper part of Adidas' Ultra Boost sneaker is knitted from threads made of plastic waste. These "threads" are based on a Parley Ocean Plastic, a patented technology developed by Parley for the Oceans, a non-profit committed to reducing plastic waste in the oceans.
of laces, cap base, heel webbing, heel lining, and sock-liner cover are also made of recycled PET.
of the first mass-manufactured lot will be available for sale soon at an estimated price of $220 each.
pairs of sneakers make their way to the market in 2017.
plastic bottles recovered from the ocean near Maldives will be used to make these shoes.