adidas has connected with Parley for the Oceans an environmental organization to present a 3D-printed ocean plastic shoe midsole, at the Parley Talks at COP21 to demonstrate how the industry can rethink design and help stop ocean plastic pollution.
“The 3D-printed ocean plastic shoe midsole stands for how we can set new industry standards if we start questioning the reason of what we create. We want to bring everyone from the industry to the table and create sustainable solutions for big global problems.”
The concept shoe consists of an upper made with ocean plastic content and a 3D-printed midsole made from recycled polyester and gillnets.
More than likely the adidas x Parley for the Oceans 3D Design is just a concept for the two and won’t actually release, but if they do we will make sure to let you know. Below are additional photos for your viewing pleasure.