Created by British designer Alexander Taylor for the 2015 UN talk titled “Oceans. Climate. Life”, the conceptual prototype cleverly incorporates ocean waste in place of traditional materials. Rather than yarn, the fibres used were made from waste plastic and fishing nets. Subtle green stitching countours the trainer’s upper white surface atop Adidas’ signature boost sole. The nets used were retrieved during a 110-day expedition by Sea Sheperd to track an illegal poaching vessel off the coast of Africa. “Adidas has long been a leader in sustainability, but this partnership allows us to tap into new areas and create innovative materials and products for our athletes,” says board member Eric Liedtke; through their continued partnership with the UN’s Parley for the Ocean the brand hopes to launch an entire collection made from reclaimed waste. Whilst this is just a concept shoe, designer Alexander tells us to look out for the official launch of eco-friendly products coming spring 2016.