The Nike Space Hippie sneakers are the next step on the way to zero waste and environmentally friendly production.
Eco-friendly products have become a real trend today. And while the best way to help the environment is to produce and consume as little as possible, companies of all kinds have entered the race to make things as green as possible. Naturally, the company is also involved in this process. Nike, which proudly displays Space Hippie sneakers, which are literally made of garbage.
The Nike Space Hippie Collection is the brand's answer to consumers who are increasingly concerned about the environment. The company has repeatedly presented products that were created taking into account the latest environmental standards. But in this case, we are talking about reaching new frontiers.
The numbers are really impressive. The collection boasts the lowest manufacturing emissions of any other Nike product. The knitted upper is made from 100% recycled materials, including plastic water bottles, old t-shirts and yarn scraps. And when creating the sole, half as much CO2 is produced and innovative products are used. As a result, every shoe on the 25-50% is made from 100% recycled materials.
But Space Hippie is distinguished not only by its increased environmental friendliness. These sneakers also have a very unusual design that distinguishes them among the products of not only Nike, but also all other manufacturers of sports shoes. According to the designers who created Space Hippie, they sought to find new ideas, experimented.
And yes, Space Hippie is one big experiment. Developers are not only testing new forms, but also trying to make sure that new things can be completely made from old ones. When creating these sneakers, NASA ideas were involved, which are planned to be used in the future for space exploration. It is expected that people living on space stations will be able to create new things from what they have at hand, without bringing in new materials from Earth or bringing in only the bare minimum. This approach is sometimes referred to as "in-situ" (Latin, literally "in place").
According to the official story, the Space Hippie development team was simply put in a room with limited resources, told to create something new. That is, initially the idea of processing old resources was at the forefront. Nike is committed to a complete overhaul of existing technological processes, the company wants to make them more modern and waste-free.
It’s hard to say yet how successful this experiment will be, whether the new sneakers will appeal to modern hippies who have moved from Volkswagen vans to Tesla electric cars and want to walk around not in second-hand clothes, but dress in something that looks really cool.
The first data about the new sneakers appeared on the Web at the beginning of 2020. But then the company limited itself only to general information, the date of the appearance of shoes on sale remained unknown. Now, starting June 11th, sneakers are already available for sale. The Nike Space Hippie collection consists of four sneakers - three men's models and one women's. The cost ranges from $130 to $180.
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