Nike’s New Vegan ‘Space Hippie’ Sneakers Are Made From Trash | LIVEKINDLY

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“The Space Hippie’s flyknit-based uppers use at least 85 percent rPoly—primarily recycled plastic water bottles, t-shirts, and yarn scraps. The sole uses 15 percent Nike Grind Rubber, combined with 100 percent recycled foam materials.

‘I’d say Space Hippie attacks the villain of trash,’ adds 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.’

Nike’s ‘Move to Zero‘ initiative details the company’s goal of both zero carbon and zero waste. Many other sneakers, including Nike Air, now use recycled materials and renewable energy. And according to the company, the Space Hippie line represents a new benchmark in responsible shoe design.”

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