Nike has unveiled its new collection of footwear – Space Hippie, created using scrap material from factory floors. This forms part of Nike’s formula to reduce waste.
Space Hippie is an exploratory footwear collection inspired by life on Mars—where materials are scarce and there is no resupply mission. Created from scraps, or “space junk”, Space Hippie is the result of sustainable practices meeting radical design.
Each of the four Space Hippie silhouettes provides a unique aesthetic and fit — including traditional laces and laceless designs. The manufacturing, which employs about 85 to 90 percent recycled polyester Space Waste Yarn, recycled Nike ZoomX foam and Crater Foam (a blend of standard Nike foams and Nike Grind Rubber), results in a radical design with a low carbon footprint.
“I’d say Space Hippie attacks the villain of trash,” says John Hoke, Nike Chief Design Officer. “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.”
Look out for the Space Hippie 01, 02, 03, and 04 to release Thursday, 11 June 2020 at:
Lemkus – (Space Hippie 04 – ONLY the ‘volt’ colourway) – R2299,00. Available in-store at 09:00 and online on JACKLEMKUS.COM at 10:30
Shelflife (Space Hippie 04 – ONLY in two colourways) – R2299 each. At Joburg, Cape Town stores, and online shelflife.co.za. Online at 7am, CPT and JHB open at 10am.
Nike ZA SNEAKRS (12:00PM) – (Space Hippie 01, 02, 03, and 04)
Nike Space Hippie 01 – R 2,099.95
Nike Space Hippie 02 – R 2,399.95
Nike Space Hippie 03 – R 2,899.95
Nike Space Hippie 04 – R 2,299.95
Nike Space Hippie 04 Volt – R 2,299.95