Nike Debuts Its First Sustainable Basketball Shoe
Gear up, sneakerheads! Nike just stepped up their shoe game with the launch of the Cosmic Unity, their first sustainably made basketball shoe.
The Nike Cosmic Unity is the brand’s first performance shoe under its Move to Zero initiative, a program that plans to work toward zero waste and zero carbon to help protect the future of sports. The new sneaker design is made of at least 25% recycled materials—even the swoosh is injected with marbling made from upcycled content!
“We asked ourselves a question that is guiding our process into the future: Can a product that makes the world better also make an athlete better?” says Ross Klein, senior creative director for performance footwear at Nike. “We wanted to create a synergy between making the world better by what we do, but also leave an impact for athletes so that they can perform at a higher level.”
Not only are these sneakers sustainable, but they’re also comfy and sick AF (in a good way)! The 90s-inspired space-themed kicks feature a circular design, black and green coloring, and full-length Zoom Air Strobel unit. The Nike Cosmic Unity was first seen on the Los Angeles Lakers starting power forward, Anthony Davis, at their season opener.
The Cosmic Unity line releases globally on February 26th.
Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.
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