Our apparel teams carried this inspiration into their design and turned 100% recycled content into Space Waste Yarn to create the SpaceHippie tee. Our apparel teams carried this inspiration into their design and turned 100% recycled content into Space Waste Yarn to create the SpaceHippie tee.
SpaceHippie is Nike’s latest step toward a better future, but we must work as a team to move the world toward climate action. SpaceHippie is Nike’s latest step toward a better future, but we must work as a team to move the world toward climate action.
One thing about Nike boxes is that they are pretty standard and size. They’ll vary in colors and even in openings, but the overall shape of their boxes are pretty consistent.
Once opened, you are greeted by the words SpaceHippie in a cool font, with Nike trash transformed” under it. Despite the shape, the shoes fit comfortably inside and are accompanied by a cool mini tote bag too.
The upper, to me, is comparable to adidas Prime knit, which unlike Fly knit is a bit more cloth like. It’s also worth mentioning that the shoe is a bit tough putting on due to the design of the ankle cuff.
To be honest, doing so didn’t really make much of a difference to me, as the shoe design keeps your foot pretty much in place already. Like most athletic sneakers, on the front and back are two pull tabs, which I had to use both to be able to put my foot through the opening.
The lace system seems more ornamental as pulling the strap to tighten the wires did little to actually make my foot feel more secure. What I found cool was in order to release the wires there is a button near your Achilles that’s labeled “eject”.
The sole is very rubber in feel and there’s different colored specks of debris trapped with in it. The “sock like” upper again feels very similar to adidas Prime knit in my opinion.
So according to Nike, the whole SpaceHippie line is made of the space trash”. We’re absolutely loving the new black Space Waste Yarn” upper.
The knit upper comes in pink and gray, while the midsole keeps the same colors as the previous colorways. The SpaceHippie pack and kicks to follow are revolutionizing the concept of sustainability in the sneaker industry.
However, Nike is not stopping there, they’re taking classic silhouettes and dressing them in recycled materials. Meanwhile, the midsole and outsole offer the same tiny multi-color speckles we can find on the SpaceHippie soles.
I mean, the Air Max line definitely offers a lot of crowd favorites through the years. And even better, the layers come in different colors, so you don’t have a boring pair of kicks.
The nylon upper kicks are coming back with a vengeance in a gray colorway and a deconstructed attitude! It’s the bot you want to have if you want a consistent streak in successful cooks.
From the upper to the outsole, SpaceHippie 04 is made of at least 25% recycled material by weight. Nike Grind rubber speckles the Crater Foam midsole with color.
Plush insoles made with recycled content add to the comfort. The modified Waffle outsole references heritage Nike sneaker design.
SpaceHippie is an exploratory collection that uses their very own ‘ Space Junk’ that comes from scraps of materials along there factory floors. With this project it has helped Nike produce their lowest carbon footprint scores ever.
For the cushioning and outer sole, you still get Nike's famed ZOOM foam but in a completely new way. With this latest collection, it brings attention to Nike’s designers who are exploring these new and inventive ways, and further exploring their own innovations and ways in which they can reuse the pieces that would normally be scrapped and therefore focussing on how things are made, used and reused.
Nike Nike claims that 90 percent of the SpaceHippie’s upper, which looks like their Fly knit design, is made from recycled materials and woven from the space waste yarn.” The middle, cushioning part of the trainer is made from surplus Zoom foam taken from the production of the Nike Vapor fly 4% running shoe. “Because of the high bar we had already set in using recycled materials like polyester, and techniques like Fly knit, we had to find something with an even lower impact and that led us to waste as a resource,” Noah Murphy-Reinhertz, Nike Sustainable Design Lead told Forbes.
So toucan see how this led to a raw expression of material quality and the innovations necessary to bring those together into a performance shoe.” “That’s where we were inspired by IRU , a concept in space exploration that proposes using locally sourced materials on other planets but building them into habitats and other necessities with high technology,” Murphy-Reinhertz said.
The Flyknit-style upper stretches a little and there’s no tongue, which means the SpaceHippie forms a nice, tight seal-of-sorts around your ankle...once you’ve actually got your foot in there. That requires a bit of effort and probably means that over time, the first thing that’s going to give, is the loop at the back, which is essential when you’re trying to squeeze into these.
I have a pair of Brooks running shoes, since they do make sizes in extra wide, although they look ugly and there’s little to choose from. If you don’t suffer from having wide feet though, the SpaceHippie would make an excellent running shoe as well as looking pretty groovy.
SpaceHippie's Fly knit yarn is made from 85–90% recycled content, including plastic bottles, t-shirts and post-industrial scraps. We've ditched the double box to deliver SpaceHippie shoes in a single shoebox made from re-purposed material and printed on with plant-based ink.
We've ditched the double box to deliver SpaceHippie shoes in a single shoebox made from re-purposed material and printed on with plant-based ink. SpaceHippie is Nike's latest step towards a better future, but we must work as a team to move the world towards climate action.
SpaceHippie is Nike's latest step towards a better future, but we must work as a team to move the world towards climate action.