Made almost entirely of sustainable materials
Originally unveiled as part of its Tokyo 2020 Olympics lineup, Nike’s Space Hippie collection is set to be available on June 11 in select retailers. To retail anywhere between $130-$180(~Php 6.6k to Php 9.2k), all four sneakers stand out for its use of sustainable materials.
The knit uppers are made from Space Waste yarn, which is described as “recycled polyester constructed of recycled plastic bottles plus t-shirt and yarn scraps”.
The midsole is also made from sustainable materials with Nike’s Crater foam tech. This new material is made from a mix of standard Nike foam and 15% NikeGrind rubber, along with recycled ZoomX leftovers for improved cushioning.
The collection will consist of four models. The Space Hippie 01 and 04 have a low-cut build, with the latter sporting a thicker midsole and being a women’s exclusive. The Space Hippie 02 goes for a chukka-like mid-cut design, while the Space Hippie 03 has a high-cut design and Nike’s FlyEase system.
All four models will have the same grey, blue, and orange color blocking, with the Space Hippie 04 having an alternate grey, black, and volt colorway.
All four models are said to be accompanied by a sustainable tee, but we have yet seen official photos of it. No word yet if they will be available locally, so stay tuned for updates regarding this sustainable collection.