In an experiment project to reduce the carbon impact of its products, Nike has released Space Hippie sneakers.
Each of the four different designs in the collection – named Space Hippie 01, 02, 03 and 04 – are made from scrap material taken from Nike’s factory floors, which the brand has named “space junk”, and other recycled materials.
“It is about figuring out how to make the most with the least material, the least energy and the least carbon,” said John Hoke, Nike’s chief design officer, Dezeen reports. “I’d say Space Hippie attacks the villain of trash.”
Nike said the shoe is a first step towards employing the process of the circular economy, which aims to eliminate waste and pollution from manufacturing.