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Miami Hurricanes to open season in uniforms made of recycled materials

ASU may be “No. 1 in Innovation,” but the University of Miami athletic department may have something to say about that.

Monday, the Canes unveiled the uniforms they will wear in their Sept. 2 season opener against LSU. The uniforms are the first-ever football uniforms to be composed of repurposed and upcycled marine materials.

Crafted by adidas, the uniforms are comprised of more than 70 percent ECONYL Yarn — a material found in fishing nets and other waste found in the oceans.

To create the eco-friendly uniforms, adidas partnered with Parley For The Oceans, an organization addressing environmental threats to the oceans. The Hurricanes’ cleats will also be the first eco-friendly cleats worn in a college football game.

Not only are the cleats helping raise awareness for conservation, but they are also easy on the eyes.

Miami already has one of the most unique color combinations in college sports, and these uniforms take that to another level. The contrast of the traditional helmet to the new uniforms is one that does not disappoint.

Also, adidas’ attention to detail on these uniforms is impeccable. According to the official Miami press release, the accents on the jerseys are “an ode to the cause to end plastic pollution of the oceans.

It is said, “if you look good, then you play good.” If that’s the case, Miami should be on their way to a week one victory.

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