The Space Hippie 04 has the lowest carbon footprint of any shoe Nike has ever produced. And they're not dressing up the components with fancy words, it's made from "trash."
Employing a revolutionary new mentality toward sustanability, Nike is using a "Life on Mars" approach to constructing its newest silhouettes. Linked through the limitations of creating only with what is available at hand, these shoes were made from materials that would have otherwise been discarded.
With an upper constructed from t-shirts, plastic bottles and textile scraps, cushioning created from recycled Zoom X scraps and a “Crater Foam” outsole which blends several different Nike foams with Grind rubber, these innovations aren't just some PR move to sell some well-designed sneakers, the design and inspiration behind the “Space Hippie” represent the next giant leap in Nike’s new approach to sustainability.