Our Greek Sporting Goddess, Nike, is always raising its bar in its effort towards sustainability and climate change. This time, the newly launched Air VaporMax 2020 Flyknit marks Nike’s most sustainable shoes to date.
Through Nike’s creative implementation of recycled materials and cutting-edge technology, there are the four features you cannot miss.
1. 75% recycled material on full-length VaporMax Air Unit
Attached to the bottom of the shoes, Nike presents its first full-length VaporMax Air Unit that creates a smooth transition with every stride while optimising underfoot responsiveness. This is an improved iteration from its 2008 Air sole innovation that consists of approximately 50% recycled material.
Apart from its usual waffle pattern sole, Nike Air VaporMax boasts geometry patterns of interlocking Airbags. This adds traction to its responsive feature when runners switch directions.
2. 67% post-industrial recycled content on Flyknit yarn
Using recycled materials—like plastic bottle waste—means the shoes possess unique colour patterns, so don’t be surprised if your shoes are slightly mismatched because that’s what makes it imperfectly perfect.
3. 50% and 80% recycled content on sockliner and shoe tongue respectively
Other than the large content of recycled products employed on its sockliner and shoe tongue, these components are sewn with tabs that allow wearers to easily put on, fasten, and take off the shoes.
4. 60% recycled TPU on heel clip and toe tip
TPU is a type of plastic polyurethane, which gives the shoes a bouncy and cushy underfoot feeling due to its elastic attribute. Other than its functionality, Nike designers creatively crafted the heel clip with a unique colour swirl, giving a novel galaxy effect to the kicks.
So, to all running enthusiasts, mark your calendars because the Nike Air VaporMax 2020 Flyknit is hitting its online store from 23 July 2020.
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