No Dye, No Problem – New Adidas Footwear Collection Helps Save Water & Energy

Our latest footwear collection offers a new take on color: you don’t always need it.

Today we’re introducing some special footwear models – our No-Dye Collection – where the upper is made entirely with the material’s natural colorway. This no dye technology works with a material’s natural color to cut out the water thirsty part of the process – the pre-treatment phase of conventional dye techniques. By focusing on using the material in its natural form, we use less water and energy. It’s another area where we are looking for ways to be more sustainable beyond our initiative to help END PLASTIC WASTE. This unique selection will be featured in our adicross ZX PRIMEBLUE and new ZG21 Motion footwear for both men and women.

Since we create so many products, we’re always looking at ways we can do better about our impact on the environment, and that includes the way we use water to dye materials. The naturally colored fabric does require a post-treatment step to achieve the same performance qualities, yet still achieves an average of 60 percent savings on water and energy.

“We’re continually evaluating ways to reduce our environmental impact when it comes to our products,” said Masun Denison, global director of footwear, adidas Golf. “With this collection, we’re giving golfers another reason beyond just style and performance to feel good about the shoes they’re wearing.”

The absence of dye in this footwear will give golfers a distinct look and style as they head to the course. Beyond the look, all models within this collection are also part of our standard to use materials to further our mission to help END PLASTIC WASTE. Specifically:


  • New to the range for this season, the adicross ZX PRIMEBLUE is inspired by our Originals ZX series. The timeless franchise that has been part of our brand for more than 30 years first came to golf when we introduced the ZX 8000 Golf in September of last year. This no dye version features the same adiwear and Traxion outsole for the grip golfers need, coupled with the signature Torsion bar for added stability. The textile upper is made with yarn containing a minimum of 50 percent Parley Ocean Plastic as part of our mission to help END PLASTIC WASTE.

ZG21 Motion / ZG21 Motion BOA®

  • We’ve taken the upper of our ZG21 that we introduced in January, and have redesigned it to be made in part with recycled materials. This special no-dye version will introduce another chapter for ZG21 by incorporating a textile upper made with a minimum of 50 percent recycled content. The line also introduces a new BOA® model for men and women that features a sock-like opening for added stability and the new PerformFit™ Wrap powered by the BOA Fit System; a ‘Y’-strap design that creates a secure fit over the instep and provides flexibility and freedom in the toe box. We will be bringing more colorway options soon in both laced and BOA models.

The No-Dye Collection will be available worldwide on, the adidas app and at select retailers on Friday, August 20.