Since their first partnership in 2014, British skate label Palace has brought its signature style to adidas’ technical innovation and “teamwear” while exploring tennis, soccer, golf, and even the tranquil world of wellness and yoga. As part of Palace’s Fall/Winter 2021 drop, the latest collaborative capsule between the two brands takes an Earth-friendlier approach to performance running pieces.
Palace remixes the adidas Ultraboost 21 into two black and white iterations both with a multicolored knitted pattern featured throughout the silhouette. As the brands each mention, “there are some things we cannot run away from.” As a response, Palace and adidas uses a sustainability approach with the popular running model crafting the upper with 81% Primeblue, which is a high-performance recycled yarn containing at least 50% Parley Ocean Plastic. The upcycled plastic waste is sourced by Parley from remote islands, beaches, coastal communities, and shorelines before it reaches deep into the ocean.
Other items in the collection are made with adidas’ virgin plastic-free Primegreen material including a running cap (68% recycled content) and performance socks (97% recycled material). The running accessories are available in the same black and white colorways as the sneakers and also feature the knit design along with the Palace Mobius Recycling logo.
This isn’t the first time the Three Stripes has partnered with a lifestyle brand with deep roots in skateboarding for a running-centric capsule. The global sportswear brand teamed up with New York-based Noah in August 2020 for a celebration of the heritage and new through the adidas SL72 and SL20. Being conscientious of how much ocean plastic pollution impacts our coastal communities, a core theme for Noah, its collaborative sneakers also featured adidas Primeblue, similar to the Palace x adidas Ultraboost 21.
The full Palace x adidas running collection will launch on October 15 at 12 pm CET in Europe, 11 am BST in the UK, and 11 am EST in the US; and on October 16 at 11 am CST in China and 11 am JST in Japan. The collection is available via Palace stores and online.
In other footwear news, GOOD NEWS just revealed its FW21 collection made with a plethora of Earth-friendlier materials.