Nike’s Space Hippie collection, which (to much fanfare) was released earlier this month, is “an exploratory footwear collection inspired by life on Mars
—where materials are scarce and there is no resupply mission.” (Nike.com)
The shoes are packed with Nike’s latest sustainable innovations. From utilizing Flyknit yarn, which is made from 85-90% recycled content, (including plastic bottles, t-shirts and post-industrial scraps), to a “Crater Foam” tooling that uses about 12% Nike Grind rubber (which they combine with foam materials). They even ship the Space Hippie shoes in a single shoebox made from repurposed material and printed on with plant-based ink.
In the videos below, Nike Innovation Designers Haley Toelle and James Zormeir, as well as Sustainable Design Lead Noah Murphy-Reinhertz, and Nike Cheif Design Officer, John Hoke – take us through the Space Hippie project.
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