If there is one growing niche fashion category we follow closely here at Richard Magazine, it is eco-friendly footwear. Why? Well, it is no secret that we are absolutely obsessed with great shoe options and trendy styles — but we’re also all about brands making a big effort to make their production lines more sustainable. That’s exactly why we are excited to hear about the new Adidas Parley for the Oceans team-up, the Terrex Free Hiker Parley boots, which are made with a special yarn created from recycled plastic waste gathered from ocean waters and shorelines. Talk about stylish upcycling!
These sporty designs are essentially part-sneaker, part boot, with a comfortable and stretchy Primeknit sock-like upper, durable laces, and springy, gripping soles made for long-distance hiking. Over time, the materials mold closely to your feet for a comfortable and customized fit. With its water-resistant, breathable, and lightweight design, you can easily jump from trekking the trails to hugging the shores. They are all about celebrating the great outdoors while also taking care of the nature we all appreciate so much.
“We believe that through sport, we have the power to change lives and our latest shoe in the Terrex collection does just that,” said Adidas Outdoor general manager, Tim Janaway, in a press statement. “The Terrex Free Hiker Parley represents both sustainability and performance, empowering you to get outside and challenge yourself, without challenging the environment.”
The Adidas Parley for the Oceans design, the Terrex Free Hiker Parleys, are now available to shop on the Adidas website and in select in-store and online stockists. The initial launch is starting out with these black and gray toned sneaker-boot hybrids in men’s and women’s sizes, selling for $200 a pair.— Kristine Hope Kowalski