Harvested plastic and a pro skater create new Adidas shoe

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Pro skater Lucas Puig spends a lot of time at the beach. And while he’s there, he often sees plastic waste on the sand and floating in the waves. Bottles, bags, containers, lids…if you try to count all the pieces of plastic in your home, it might take you hours. Seeing all this junk floating in the oceans is upsetting. Now, Adidas is doing something about it. In partnership with Puig, Adidas has debuted its newest shoes. This is the Puig PK Primeblue design. Made in part with Parley ocean plastic , this shoe was inspired by Puig’s life in his hometown. He’s from Biarritz, France, a coastal town that gives him a front-row seat to the damage that plastics are doing to the oceans. “It’s a small but positive thing that I can do when given the opportunity to develop a shoe made in part with recycled materials ,” said Puig. The Puig PK Primeblue has an all-white design that’s made with a lightweight performance upper made with Primeknit technology. This shoe is constructed, in part, with plastic waste taken from shorelines, coastal communities, islands and beaches. Instead of floating off into the ocean, that plastic waste is […]

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