The University of Miami and Adidas today revealed their new environmentally-conscious alternate uniforms for the 2018 season, the first-ever football uniforms featuring repurposed and upcycled materials created in partnership with Parley For The Oceans. The U’s new unis will make their on-field debut for the Hurricanes’ season opener against Louisiana State University at the 2018 AdvoCare Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on September 2.
“Our players and staff are excited to wear the new adidas Parley jerseys and gear for our season opener. We’re also excited that adidas and Parley are teaming up with UM to help promote sustainability around the world,” said Mark Richt, University of Miami Head Football Coach. “Community service has always been an integral part of our football program, and this partnership with adidas and Parley helps us continue those efforts.”
According to Adidas, Miami’s new special edition adidas x Parley A1 football uniform is composed of over 70% regenerated ECONYL yarn; a raw material transformed from fishing nets and other nylon waste intercepted in marine environments. As a part of their partnership, Adidas x Parley rework these various marine plastic waste materials into technical fibers that create the material framework of a durable, yet breathable fabric that is optimal for Adidas performance apparel.
In addition to the new eco-innovative uniforms, players will also wear new adizero 7.0 or FREAK x Parley cleats and gloves featuring recycled materials for the season opener. The Aadidas x Parley football cleats mark the first-ever styles of eco-conscious footwear to be debuted on-field for NCAA football competition.