At least 50% of this sneaker weighs in at pure trash. Introducing Space Hippie, one big step with a small footprint.
Nike’s mission is simple: create a shoe with our lowest carbon footprint yet. How? We’re using trash to make it. We don’t have all the answers, but we do have waste, and right now is our collective moment to tackle big problems with unconventional ideas. By diverting our factory scraps from landfills and waterways, spinning yarn from a heap of recycled materials, and using Nike Grind rubber to turn manufacturing waste into new shoes, the Space Hippie collection is one of those ideas. Made of 25%-50% recycled materials by weight, the Space Hippie 01, 02, 03, and 04 are each their own experiments in progress, because how we innovate now can impact how all of us play–today, and in the future. This is the story of trash transformed.
Space Hippie is a story of trash transformed. From the upper to the outsole, Space Hippie 01 is made of at least 50% recycled material by weight. Its ‘Space Waste Yarn’ upper includes about 90% recycled polyester made from recycled plastic bottles, t-shirts and yarn scraps. A soft, Crater Foam midsole combines Nike Grind with a blend of foams for stability and a unique aesthetic, while the shoe's insole is made from ZoomX foam scraps, the same cushioning that creates the ultimate ride in Nike’s NEXT% running shoes.
Nike Space Hippie 01