adidas Golf unveils Tour 360 XT Parley, with an upper made from upcycled plastic waste

adidas Golf unveils Tour 360 XT Parley, with an upper made from upcycled plastic waste

Just in time for the US Open on the Monterey Peninsula at Pebble Beach, adidas Golf has unveiled a limited-edition version of their Tour360 XT shoe. The unique upper of the Tour360 XT Parley features yarn spun from upcycled plastic waste taken from beaches and coastal communities.

For this shoe, adidas worked with the environmental organization Parley for the Oceans, which picks up the plastic waste and gets it to adidas, who used the ex-waste in creating an ocean blue and aqua green colorway for the upper. The eight-spike outsole features X-Traxion technology for ideal traction and stability while on the golf course. The Tour360 XT Parley has a sock-like opening for optimal comfort and has full-length Boost cushioning, a staple of adidas Golf footwear. The 360Wrap in the midfoot provides additional support and stability. The shoe comes with a one-year waterproof warranty.

This is the first time an adidas Golf shoe has used upcycled materials, which is part of adidas' broader golf of using 100 percent recycled polyester in all apparel and footwear by 2024.

“Our company is extremely focused on sustainability and we wanted to incorporate that mission into our sport,” said Masun Denison, adidas Golf global footwear director. “This is the first golf shoe we’ve ever made that incorporates upcycled materials and this is just the beginning. In a sport that’s played outdoors and where sustainability is often under the microscope, we feel this is a massive step forward for the game.”

The adidas Golf Tour360 XT Parley will sell for $200 and be on sale starting June 10 on adidas' website and on site at the 2019 US Open. It'll be available at select retailers on June 12.

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