UPHILLSPORT: Follow Me Trail Run Comfort M2

Uphillsport Follow Me

UPHILLSPORT

Follow Me Trail Run Comfort M2

Design: Kati Kuivasto
Category: Apparel/Footwear
Product material:
31% RPET, upcycled (recycled polyester)
28% Recycled polyamide
21% Tencel
18% Recycled cotton
2% Lycra

PRODUCT USP

Comfortable running sock with 77% of upcycled materials.

PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES 

Comfort and compact structure – Support feet in action.
Fitted heel and grip on the arch – Improves mid-foot support.
77% Upcycled materials – Recycled bottles, recycled cotton, recycled polyamide.
RPET, tencel and cotton are combined as totally new type of yarn. Combined properties are better than yarns separately.

INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE 

Demands for a high-performance trail run and stair climbing sock are high. UphillSport have developed this sock from a sustainable angle to meet the expectations of runners. Key factors are better durability, breathability and sustainability.

SUSTAINABILITY INFORMATION 

Recyled cotton TRI-blend from Recovertex, socks plating yarn developed also to recycled Polyamide. Recover Recycled cotton fiber is the most sustainable cotton solution that is available today according to the Higg MSI Index. Tencel yarn is chosen because of low environment impact and great softness. The sock is suitable for municipal textile collection/recycling, where available and all yarns used are Oeko-Tex certified.

UphillSport is leading the way in bringing upcycled yarns to performance socks as a part of their sustainability program. UphillSport is the first sock factory in Europe to use Upcycled Recover System’s yarns in socks. All products are produced in their own factory in Finland since 1996. Strategy’s end goal is to change 50% of the materials used in production to recycled or traceable materials by 2022.

FUN FACTS

A lot of great consumer feedback led to this Follow Me version with recycled materials. The name “Follow Me” comes from the idea of joining others to outdoor sports, like trail running or stairs climbing.

Available in stores: February 2021
Recommended retail price: 512,90€

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