Nike Launches Sneakers Made From Recycled Canvas

Using post-industrial Nike textile waste and recycled foam tongues and laces.

Nike is shifting its focus towards sustainability: the sportswear label has just unveiled its latest eco-friendly release, bringing recycled uppers to a number of its best-selling shoes. Dubbed Nike Sportswear Recycled Canvas, the pack now features five silhouettes: the Air Force 1 ‘07, Air Max 90, Air Max 95, Daybreak-Type and Cortez, all constructed from at least 20 percent recycled materials.

The aforementioned sneakers are now marked with recycled canvas upper made from post-industrial Nike textile waste. The models include other sustainable features, including the Flyleather swooshes and backtabs constructed from at least 80 percent leather fibers. The sustainable pack also features recycled foam tongues and laces, with Daybreak-Type and Cortez sneakers sporting Crater foam finishing in their midsoles.

The range highlights its recycled materials through the sneakers’ aesthetics: exposed hems, visible stitching and a rougher texture across the eco-friendly upper. All six sneakers are set to release via the Nike web store and app on August 20.

Take a look at the new Nike Sportswear Recycled Canvas range below:

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