Space Hippie, Nike’s exploratory footwear collection constructed with “space junk” — transformed factory and post-consumer waste — marries sustainable practices and radical design. Each of the four Space Hippie silhouettes provide a unique aesthetic and fit — including traditional laces and laceless designs.
The manufacturing, which employs about 85 to 90 percent recycled polyester Space Waste Yarn, recycled Nike ZoomX foam and Crater Foam (a blend of standard Nike foams and Nike Grind Rubber), results in a radical design with a low carbon footprint.
The Nike Space Hippie 01, 02, 03 and 04 will be available on SNKRS and SNEAKERS apps beginning 11th June.
NIKE MOVE TO ZERO INITIATIVE
Move to Zero, Nike’s journey toward zero carbon and zero waste, has a singular aim: Help protect the future of sport.
It is a continuation of Nike’s deep commitment to sustainability and is driven by belief that protecting the planet means protecting the future of sport against climate change.
It includes commitments such as eliminating single-use plastics on Nike’s campuses worldwide and initiating dialogue among the global design community through nikecirculardesign.com.
These efforts join with material development programs, which have diverted 6.4 billion plastic bottles from landfills since 2010 (and helped to make beautiful football kits in the process), and renewable-energy-powered logistics centers, a journey that is both marathon and sprint.
Specifically, Move to Zero works to both minimize Nike’s environmental footprint as a business and maximize avenues for positive impact as a brand