Save The Oceans

2019’s Most Popular Hiking Shoe Gets an Earth-Friendly Update


June 20, 2019 Sports and Outdoors By
Key Specs:
Brand: Adidas
Model: Terrex Free Hiker Parley
Price: $200
Availability: Summer 2020
Unique Features: An Ultraboost midsole and an upper made from Parley recycled ocean plastic.

Upshot: Back in February, Adidas dropped the Free Hiker, and the outdoor world went crazy for it. The Adidas Terrex Free Hiker Parley is the next iteration of the uber-popular shoe, now with sustainable upper material.

Who It’s For: Urbanites who want a sleek hiking shoe they can wear in the city and around town, plus outdoorsmen who wish for instant step-in comfort on their next hike.

Insight: The Adidas Terrex Free Hiker Parley marks the first time Parley plastic will be used in the Free Hiker line. Parley takes recycled ocean plastic from coastal communities and turns it into a material like the yarn that creates the Primeknit upper. It’s stretchy yet supportive. Whether you’re hiking 2 miles or 200, the Free Hiker is a lightweight and good-looking pick.

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