adidas today celebrates its new partnership with Parley for the Oceans at the United Nations headquarters and showcases the first innovative footwear concept born from this collaboration.
Parley for the Oceans is an organization in which creators, thinkers and leaders come together to raise awareness about the disastrous state of the oceans and to collaborate on promising projects that can protect and conserve them. As founding member, adidas supports Parley for the Oceans in its education and communication efforts and its Ocean Plastic Program that aims to end plastic pollution of the oceans.
Today the United Nations hosted Parley Talks titled “Oceans. Climate. Life.” in New York at the General Assembly Hall at a high-level event on climate change convened by the President of the General Assembly. Environmentalists, creatives, scientists and entrepreneurs gave a briefing on the dire state of the oceans and climate change while Parley collaborators presented their visions, projects, inventions and solutions.
The concept shoe illustrates the joint commitment of adidas and Parley for the Oceans and offers a first look at the kind of consumer-ready ocean plastic products that will be revealed later this year.
“At Parley for the Oceans, we want to establish the oceans as a fundamental part of the debate around climate change,” said Cyrill Gutsch. “Our objective is to boost public awareness and to inspire new collaborations that can contribute to protect and preserve the oceans. We are extremely proud that adidas is joining us in this mission and is putting its creative force behind this partnership to show that it is possible to turn ocean plastic into something cool.”
Check out the detailed photos of the adidas Ultra Boost 2016 “Parley for the Oceans” below and stay tuned to Sneaker Bar for release updates as they develop.