The Space Hippie is cleared for landing. Originally announced by Nike earlier this year, the Space Hippie collection pushes their Move to Zero sustainability project a few steps ahead, thanks to recycled yarn uppers and reused rubber midsoles.
Nike’s push for sustainability in its products has led to some interesting innovation in recent years, all of which is coming together for its latest environmentally safe project, the Space Hippie collection. Originally shown off during the brand’s Future Forum in New York City early this year, the Space Hippie program turns excess or waste materials directly into new sneakers and apparel. The initial collection features three shoes, the Space Hippie 01, 02, and 03, with a fourth not yet confirmed for release. Each shoe’s upper is constructed from “Space Waste” yarn, which is made from recycled polyester and plastic bottles, with scraps from t-shirts and other yarns mixed in as well. Additionally, the Space Hippie collection introduces a new midsole rubber for Nike, called Crater Foam, which consists of a blend of all of Nike’s standard foam midsoles mixed with excess Grind Rubber and recycled Zoom Air for maximum comfort.
NIKE SPACE HIPPIE COLLECTION RELEASE INFORMATION
The new “Space Hippie” collection from Nike has now been scheduled to release in the coming weeks, on June 11th, 2020. The collection, featuring four shoes made from recycled and waste materials, will be available from both Nike and select retailers with price tags ranging from $130 for the Space Hippie 01, and up to $180 for the Space Hippie 03. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more Nike release news.
UPDATE (June 10th, 2020): This morning, the release dates for the four upcoming Nike Space Hippie shoes were moved to July 3rd. Currently, there is no explanation for the delay, though a number of other Jordan releases have also seen a slight push.
Nike Space Hippie Collection
Release Date: June 11th, 2020