adidas continues to expand its eco-friendly designs from remixing classics and reimagining runners to now applying its sustainable innovations to the off-road. Specifically, the Three Stripes’ Terrex Free Hiker has been a recent canvas for the brand’s commitment TO helping end plastic waste as of late. The sneaker was the latest edition in the brand’s fully recyclable Made To Be Remade collection in October 2021. Now, the hiking boot receives a new, colorful look centered around upcycled materials.
The adidas Terrex Free Hiker “Nothing Left Behind” Gore-Tex shoe provides the same function and versatility that can take you through the city streets to muddy trails. As its name suggests, the shoe features a snug Primeknit upper made from materials from past product releases that had a path to the landfill. Leftover product spools are incorporated to ensure less product was wasted “and more went to recreating.” Breathable GORE-TEX provides a waterproof barrier and the brand’s signature BOOST material creates a responsive, cushioned ride. All-terrain traction is created from a Continental Rubber outsole and responsive midsole.
“Through an innovative program that upcycles leftover premium materials within our supply chain, we are able to create and unveil the latest version of the Free Hiker model for the very first time,” said adidas Outdoor, Terrex and Five Ten Head of North America Michael Kadous in a statement to Footwear News. “The varying materials used through this method produces a truly unique silhouette for shoe collectors and aficionados worldwide. ‘Nothing Left Behind’ reinforces adidas’ ethos and commitment to exploring all avenues towards becoming one of the most sustainable performance brands.”
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