A sneaker that’s made from 50 percent recycled materials by weight.
A shoe that’s trying to save the future needs to look like it’s from the future, right? At least that’s the angle Nike takes with the Space Hippie 01 — a sneaker that’s made from 50 percent recycled materials by weight. The Space Waste Yarn upper alone is woven from around 90 percent recycled polyester, giving everything from old plastic bottles to tee waste from the factory a new lease of life. NikeGrind rubber scraps give the Crater Foam midsole its flecked appearance, while cut-offs from the brand’s ground-breaking ZoomX foam form the insole, making it cutting-edge in terms of performance as well as eco-consciousness.