It is no secret that a large number of various materials are used in the manufacture of shoes. Nike's new Space Hippie footwear line was guided by a different principle, which can be summarized as follows: the less materials, the better for the environment. As a result, new shoes are made up mostly of recycled materials.
Unlike the similar line of Adidas x Parley, which is made from materials based on plastic waste, Space Hippie is made mainly from woven yarn consisting of recycled plastic bottles, discarded T-shirts and yarns.
The cushioned insoles are made from recycled Nike ZoomX foam from the Vaporfly 4% running shoe. Crater Foam is used for the soles. Overall, Space Hippie is reported to have the lowest carbon footprint of any shoe from the company.
All four Space Hippie models will go on sale this spring. Prices for eco-shoes have not been announced yet.