Adidas‘ PRIMEBLUE X HEAT.RDY tennis collection for the 2021 Australian Open takes a step forward as the company’s most sustainable range to date. The ocean is a never-ending source of inspiration, so this year’s Melbourne clothes are based on blue nuances, combined with off-white, greens and vibrant yellow.
Let’s have a look at what Angelique Kerber, Garbine Muguruza and Maria Sakkari will wear at the Grand Slam scheduled to start on February 8.
Adidas is proudly marching towards the goal of completely phasing out the use of virgin polyesters by 2024. The Spring/Summer 2021 tennis clothes integrate more recycled materials than ever before, with top performance and comfort remaining a priority.
The apparel pieces combine PRIMEBLUE and HEAT.RDY fabrics.
- PRIMEBLUE is made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic, i.e. upcycled plastic waste which has been intercepted on remote islands, beaches, coastal communities and shorelines, preventing it from polluting the ocean.
- HEAT.RDY is an advanced lightweight fabric designed for rapid sweat distribution to maximize airflow and keep athletes dry in hot weather conditions.
Kerber and Sakkari present the yellow Adidas Y-Tank PRIMEBLUE x HEAT.RDY and green Match Skirt PRIMEBLUE x HEAT.RDY.
As you can see, the tank is all about mesh and its elastic Y-straps feature laser cutouts.
Both the tank and the skirt use a minimum of 40% recycled content, just as all PRIMEBLUE pieces.
The footwear in the collection is in the latest “Solar Yellow” colorway.
On Kerber we can see the new Adizero Ubersonic 4 tennis shoes. The model is built for speed, employing fresh technologies to provide uncompromising agility. Sakkari is seen wearing the Adidas SoleMatch Bounce.
Muguruza sports the Y-Dress PRIMEBLUE x HEAT.RDY, a design that reminds me of the famous Adidas jumpsuit from the 2018 Australian Open. This 2-in-1 piece features a large cutout on the back and a perforated skirt.
The yellow bra and elastic waistband in the back contrast the navy dress.
Muguruza’s version of the SoleCourt tennis shoe is adapted to the Spaniard’s specific preferences and is not available for purchase.