Founded in 1964 as Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight, the Nike brand is almost synonymous with sneaker culture. As the company behind revolutionary styles like the Air Max series, Air Force 1's and the Cortez, their arsenal of Swoosh adorned footwear is so vast, that their logo is now one of the most recognisable symbols on the planet.
As the fashion world tries to switch up to a more sustainable game, the Nike Space Hippie 04 is one of the few silhouettes on offer at the minute that is made from 100% recycled materials. Nike are making big steps with this shoe as recycled plastic is used in the midsole with the upper also made from previous releases and thrown away goods. What we are given by Nike with the Space Hippie 04 is a shoe made for the future, both in its design concept and materials used.
Recycled upper and sole.