Be climate-conscious and look fly in the sustainable Nike Space Hippie 04
One of the most sought-after sneaker collections of 2020 isn’t coming from the Off-White design table or out of the Kith lab. Nope, it’s coming from Nike’s cutting-room floor.
If you’ve been living under a sneaker rock for the past six months, allow us to introduce you to Nike’s Space Hippie line.
The collection of footwear and apparel, which first launched back in July after minor delays, is made from what the Swoosh calls its “space junk” — materials gathered from the brand’s factory floors and crafted into a unique range of products that cut down on waste.
Nike chief design officer John Hoke calls the program “an artifact from the future,” and “also an idea. It is about figuring out how to make the most with the least material, the least energy and the least carbon.”
The result is a wild range of futuristic sneakers that sold out virtually immediately on SNKRS and at boutiques twice already this summer.
But later this month you can cop your own pair of the Space Hippie 04, a Women’s-sized silhouette, in its boldest colorway yet.
The upper, crafted in red heather knit made from 100 percent recycled materials, features a black Swoosh and laces, while Volt colors make sure the accents and heel tabs shine.
The Space Hippie 04 is built atop a midsole of Crater Foam, “a blend of standard Nike foams and 15 percent Nike Grind Rubber” which gives a unique look to every shoe and aims to utilize less “virgin” (or first-use) materials.
So not only will you look fly, rocking the Space Hippie 04 is good for the environment.
You can add some sustainable sneaker tech to your rotation when the Nike Space Hippie 04 releases on 8/20 at FinishLine.com.