Nike Debuts A Highly-Advanced Basketball Shoe Made From 25% Recycled Content

Feb 4, 2021

Category: Gear

Over the last few years, Nike has been on a charge to bolster its sustainability and eradicate its environmental footprint, as demonstrated by the activewear brand’s “Move to Zero” Initiative, which ultimately aims to achieve zero carbon and zero waste in its operations and manufacturing. And with the initiative in full swing, the company has now revealed the first performance shoe model in the Move to Zero program with its all-new Nike Cosmic Unity.

The basketball shoe is comprised of no less than 25% recycled materials, and accomplishes this through the use of uppers consisting of a layered cable system made from 99% recycled content, a sock liner crafted from recycled polyester, Nike Crater foam midsoles, foxing made from a combination of recycled polyurethane and polyester, and a response-boosting, full-length Zoom Air Strobel unit made partially from recycled TPU that mitigates the need for the use of binding materials. What’s more, the shoelaces are also partially comprised of recycled contents, and even the Nike Swoosh adorning the side of the uppers has been injected with marbling that’s also partially made from recycled material. Priced at $150, the Nike Cosmic Unity’s first colorway is scheduled for a release on February 26.

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