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Nike’s Most Sustainable Model Sneakers Collection

Updated : 14-Oct-2020

Space Hippie

The Space Hippie collection contains four model sneakers ranging from low-cut to high cut designs. Space Hippie's materials include at least 85% rPoly made from recycled plastic water bottles, t-shirts, yarn scraps and 100% recycled foam materials for a more sustainable, lightweight and responsive feel during city exploration, representing Nike’s radical expression of sustainability.

Company Name



United States

Product Launched in

June 2020

Sustainability Benefits

  • The Nike collection has the lowest carbon footprint scores in the company history.
  • Reinforces circularity with responsible design practises and material sourcing.


  • Nike based its project on the In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) method employed in space travel.
  • Each midsole in the Space Hippie collection has a unique texture and colour combination.

End user sector

  • Sneaker Manufacturers
  • Product Design Studios
  • Footwear Manufacturers

How does this work?

  • The engineered knits in the upper part of the shoe is made from 100 per cent recycled material including plastic water bottles, T-shirts and textile scraps.
  • For cushioning the shoe uses factory scraps from the production of the Vaporfly 4% and reprocesses that ZoomX foam in a way that uses about half the CO2e as typical Nike foams.
  • The tooling in the shoes is made with a blend of standard Nike foams and 15 percent Nike Grind Rubber and this reduction in virgin material gives a lower carbon footprint.

About the Company

Nike, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, and worldwide marketing and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories, and services.

Company Contact Details


  • Designers (Textile and fashion designers)
  • Production professionals
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals
  • Value chain components

    • Apparel or accessories

    Product Category

    • Footwear


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