Nike’s “Move to Zero” campaign is slowly reaching into the brand’s other ventures, applying recycled and waste materials wherever possible. This week, the Azuna slide receives the “trash” makeover, featuring a dual-density Crater Foam midsole.
Nike’s latest sustainability initiative, the “Move to Zero” campaign, has set some lofty goals for the global sportswear brand. Intended to eliminate excess waste from Nike’s design and production processes, the latest step saw the brand turning these ‘trash’ materials into a bonafide collection of footwear, known as the Space Hippie line. Now, the recycled materials developed for the collection are making their way onto some of Nike’s other most popular franchises and silhouettes, like the Azuna slide that debuted in Japan this past week. Constructed entirely from waste materials, this iteration of the Azuna features midfoot straps made from recycled canvas and other fabric scraps, locked into place with a lacing system made from excess yarns. The Azuna’s dual-density midsole has also been reworked, featuring two layers of Crater Foam, an amalgamation of all of Nike’s cushioning foams shredded up and encased in Nike Grind Rubber.
NIKE ASUNA SLIDE “RECYCLED” RELEASE INFORMATION
Nike’s latest release of the Asuna slide, reconstructed to feature recycled and waste materials, released initially in Japan this past weekend, with a wider release expected in the coming weeks. The “Space Hippie”-style Asuna came with a price tag of just $57 for the upgrade but was exclusively available from the Nike Japan website. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Nike release news.
Nike Asuna “Recycled”
Release Date: August 2nd, 2020