Updates to Adidas Adizero Prime Parley

  • Adidas has partnered with Parley, an organization that focuses on educating the masses on protecting and preserving the ocean, to present an ultra-lightweight, environment-friendly shoe: The Adizero Prime Parley. This shoe is made from recycled plastic from the ocean. As a road runner, it delivers speed and claims to make each step super-charged, thus ideal for racing.
  • It features the brand’s exclusively developed Primeknit Parley upper, which wraps the foot in adaptive support and lightweight comfort. The material fits like a sock, comfortable yet snug.
  • The shoe also uses boost™, which Adidas prides as their most responsive cushioning. The technology works by returning as much energy as the runner gives. Beneath the boost™ cushioning is the outsole that consists of two kinds of rubber material: ADIWEAR® for durability and Continental™ for traction.

Size and fit

The Adidas Adizero Prime Parley runs true to size. The forefoot area has a slightly wider construction than the rest of the shoe, allowing a comfortable fit even for wearers with a high foot volume. The Adizero Prime Parley is a unisex shoe with a width profile of men’s medium.


With two types of material in the outsole, the Adizero Prime Parley excels in both durability in traction. First, the Continental™ rubber uses the same technology as automotive tires to deliver increased traction in both dry and wet conditions. Second, the brand’s ADIWEAR® rubber is a durable material that has a high resistance to abrasion. It also has a flexible quality that encourages a natural movement of the foot.


The midsole of the Adizero Prime Parley uses boost™, which is the brand’s cushioning technology that offers an efficient energy return property, as well as superior cushioning. The boost™ foam also brings a more responsive ride compared to Adidas’ other midsole technologies.

Working with boost™ is the Adidas Torsion System that comes in the form of a thermoplastic unit in the midfoot area. This system enables the forefoot and rearfoot to move independently, resulting in increased stability. The Prime Parley's base shoe, the Adizero Prime, also has the Torsion System in its midsole.


The Primeknit Parley upper is from a seamlessly knitted textile. It provides a framework and promotes natural mobility by moving with the foot. What makes the material exceptional is the fact that it is comprised of recycled plastic bottles, putting them to beneficial use instead of letting them end up in the ocean.

Assisting the Primeknit upper is the Microfit, a fit technology that is exclusive to the Adizero series shoes. It gives the foot a smooth and locked-down security.

There is an external heel counter that wraps the heel, thus bringing support and allowing the Achilles a steady movement.


How Adidas Adizero Prime Parley ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 35% road running shoes
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Top 31% Adidas running shoes
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Top 35% neutral running shoes
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