The adidas Terrex Free Hiker Primeblue Borrows Parley TechRelease: 22 December 2020
Hiking in the great outdoors is one of the most direct ways to feel connected to the earth. Now the low-impact activity is set to be even friendlier to the environment with the adidas Terrex Free Hiker Primeblue, which uses Parley Ocean Plastic to reduce the amount of new virgin polyester required during the manufacturing process.
The super bright ‘Hi-Res Yellow’ colourway might initially distract the gaze from the bevy of leading adi technology contained inside the Terrex Free Hiker Primeblue. Starting from the bottom, Continental rubber outsoles are tuned for extra grip off-road, and they’re attached to full-length BOOST midsoles with additional reinforcement for torsional rigidity. Up top, Primeknit uppers shed plenty of weight and maximise flexibility, and that’s not all. Parley’s Primeblue recycled plastic yarn comprises 75 per cent of the Free Hiker’s textile sections, which covers about half of the uppers. So, a pretty solid reduction in new material required to make these sneakers. Elsewhere, all of the typical features of high-performance hikers can be found: welded mudguard panels, toe and heel bumpers, grid midfoot overlays, and speed loop lacing system. Some pink and teal hits add a retro touch, and also provide some room for branding.
The Terrex Free Hiker Primeblue releases on adidas’ webstore on December 22.