Nike goes down the eco-friendly route with its newest collection. The Space Hippie line is composed of four silhouettes made of sustainable materials.
The shoes are constructed from “space junk.” The lifestyle brand used recycled plastic bottles, T-shirts, and textile scraps from factory floors for the “Space Waste Yarn” uppers. In addition, the shoes use recycled ZoomX foam from Vaporfly 4% running shoes, and Nike Grind rubber for its “Crater Foam” outsole.
Every detail of the four sneakers—from material choices to packaging—takes environmental impact into consideration.
“I’d say Space Hippie attacks the villain of trash,” says Nike Chief Design Officer John Hoke. “It’s changed the way we look at materials, it’s changed the way that we look at the aesthetics of our product. It’s changed how we approach putting product together.”
The collection, namely the 01, 02, 03, and 04 models, launches initially in the US on July 3, with prices ranging from $130 to $180 (~P6,400 to P8,900). The 04 kicks come in two colorways: Crimson and Volt.
Watch how the sneakers are made below.