Our oceans are full of plastic. Fortunately scientists are mapping where it lies, which means we can begin scooping it up and perhaps even start to use it to create new products, like these training shoes.
A collaboration between Adidas and Parley for the Oceans, these running shoes are a design concept made using just plastics found in oceans. The bulk materials are made from reclaimed waste; fibres, yarns and filaments wound from illegal deep-sea gill nets. The bright blue lines in particular are made form the distinctive blue nets you may have seen in the back of a trawler. All of the materials were sourced from a 110-day expedition of the coast of West Africa.
They are, sadly, just a concept. But Adidas and Parley for the Oceans are actually going to release real consumer products later in the year. [Design Boom]