A Quick Overview of the Sustainable Adidas Outdoor and Five Ten Line Essentials

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Stephen Cook

Adidas Outdoor and Five Ten lines feature outdoor-ready footwear and apparel with next-gen technologies, providing not only comfort and functionality in the wilderness but also protecting those wild sanctuaries through sustainable production practices.

Sports footwear and apparel brands have established themselves as reliable sources for outdoor recreation and fitness gear, and it makes sense. If you’re an avid hiker, trail runner, or mountain biker, then you already know the importance of bridging the gap between comfort and performance. Adidas has been upping its game with footwear and apparel that work with you as you explore the world.

If you are one of those identified above, then you’re probably already aware that protecting the environment around us is imperative at this point. That’s why Adidas continues to manufacture gear through its partnership with Parley for the Oceans, adding to the small, simple steps we can take to save the world around us.

From trail running shoes made from recycled ocean plastics to tee fabrics spun from recycled polyester, the Adidas Outdoor collection produces apparel and footwear specific to hiking, trail running, and water sports, while the Five Ten line offers a great collection of outdoor essentials that encompasses all the gear you need for your next climbing or mountain biking exploration. Now, let’s get into the details of these sustainable textiles.

Adidas Terrex Two Parley Trail Running Shoes
Adidas Terrex Two Parley Trail Running Shoes Adidas

The Adidas Outdoor and Five Ten lines both utilize the Parley yarn — for example, the Terrex Two Parley Trail Running Shoes. The Parley Ocean Plastic textile was designed to turn ocean waste into high-performance sportswear. The plastic is collected through Parley’s cleanup operations in the coastal parts of the Maldives and then spun into a yarn knit for the upper construction of the shoe. Not only is it eco-innovation to the fullest, but it also makes for an insanely durable and comfortable shoe you can feel good about wearing.

The Climalite textile is one of Adidas’ most treasured creations. Its ability to wick moisture from your body and keep your temperature at optimal equilibrium is a big reason why athletes opt for this lightweight and comfortable material. Adidas went ahead and combined this technology with recycled polyester from the Parley partnership for some of its apparel pieces, including the travel-ready Tivid Tee and the high-performance Trail Short. The Five Ten line also offers specific options for climbers and mountain bikers, with some using the same stellar technological advances we mentioned above.

Adidas has plans to extend its dedication to cutting its plastic waste and limiting its carbon footprint throughout the next couple of years, with the goal of shifting to using 100% recycled polyester by 2024.

To help with the fight, follow this link here to see what steps you can take to curb ocean pollution.

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