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These Adidas x Stella McCartney sneakers were made from ocean plastic waste

Performance footwear meets eco-friendly efforts in an elegant way

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 20 Mar 2017

Adidas UltraBOOST X
Photo: Adidas

Your new sneaker crush has arrived. The Adidas by Stella McCartney Parley UltraBOOST X running shoes prove that sports and eco-friendly materials can go hand in hand, with plenty of style points to spare.

Designed in partnership with Parley for the Oceans, the shoes feature the comfort and sock-like fit of their Primeknit uppers, which had the Parley Ocean Plastic yarn knitted into it. The yarn was developed from plastic waste from the sea, keeping to McCartney's environmentally-conscious fashion efforts.

"I strongly believe in making clothing that is ethically created and built to last, and this is an idealogy I channel into every single piece I design," McCartney said in a statement. "For me, preserving and respecting the planet is fundamental to what I do and I always try to make an effort to consider that in my designs. I'm really impressed by the work Adidas and Parley for the Oceans do to create the materials used in our high-performance apparel and footwear."

The Adidas by Stella McCartney Parley UltraBOOST X shoes are now available at RM890 at the Adidas Performance store in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.

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