adidas Launch First Golf Shoes Made from Recycled Ocean Plastic
With adidas’ ambitious strategy to use 100% recycled polyester in all its apparel and footwear by 2024, it’s no great surprise to see recycled materials have entered their technical sporting footwear. And the latest model to receive the recycled plastic treatment is the TOUR360 XT Golf Shoes.
Yes, adidas is bringing eco-innovation to the golf course with a limited-edition version of one of its most popular golf shoes. Made with yarns spun from upcycled plastic waste that was intercepted from beaches and coastal communities, the TOUR360 XT Parley is made in partnership with environmental organisation Parley for the Oceans and is the first of its kind for the sport.
The unique ocean blue and aqua green colourway utilises repurposed and upcycled plastic waste which has been incorporated as raw material into the entire upper of the TOUR360 XT Parley, while the TOUR360 XT eight-spike outsole with X-Traxion technology still offers golfers the same superior traction and stability as before.
From a performance standpoint, the TOUR360 XT Parley features a sock-like opening for optimal comfort, while also offering full-length BOOST, arguably the best cushioning in the business. The 360WRAP in the midfoot also provides additional support and stability, so that players can stay locked in throughout the swing.
The adidas TOUR360 XT Parley golf shoes will be available as supplies last at the merchandise area at the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach which takes place this week, as well as on the adidas Website. A pair will set you back £179.95.
Earlier this year, TAG Heuer unveiled the Connected Modular 45 “Golf Edition”, a luxury smartwatch linked to the TAG Heuer Golf app, enabling players to see 3D renderings of more than 39,000 courses across the world.