Five Ten has launched its new Freerider shoes, made from recycled ocean waste.
The shoes come in the form of the Freerider and Freerider Pro models featuring the new Primeblue material, a high-performance recycled material made in collaboration with Parley Ocean Plastic
. Both models also use recycled polyester and sustainably sourced cotton. Adidas and Five Ten aims to completely phase out the use of virgin polyesters by 2024 and have all shoes and apparel made with 100% recycled materials.
Parley is an organisation that advocates for clean oceans and collects ocean waste to create their own material using plastic waste intercepted by them from remote islands, shorelines, waters and coastal communities. The collection of plastic pollution forms part of Parley's AIR strategy that looks to Avoid plastic wherever possible, Intercept plastic waste and Redesign the material itself.
Five Ten Freerider Pro
From waste to a usable material
Five Ten has kept the classic looks of the Freerider Pro while updating the material to the new PrimeBlue offering. As usual, the shoes feature a Stealth® S1™ rubber and a Dotty tread for the great levels of grip you would expect from Five Ten. The Freerider Pros also feature the OrthoLite® sockliner and an impact-resistant toe box.
Five Ten Freerider
The standard Freerider retains its casual appearance that suits being worn both on and off the bike. The Freerider keep the Stealth® S1™ rubber sole and combine this with a textile upper made from the Primeblue material.
The shoes are priced at £90 for the Freerider and £120 for the Freerider Pro. The new Freeriders are available now and you can find out more here