Sustainability is one of the most important conversations in sneakers. In 2019 alone, adidas made 409 million pairs of shoes. Ensuring that recycling and the life cycle of a sneaker can be prolonged is vital in fundamentally changing the way sneaker brands work. After announcing the release of its “Space Hippie” collection, Nike is on the way to changing the way its sneakers are made. Now, it looks like an Air Jordan 1 High Zoom could be in the works.
Jordan Brand has brought the classic AJ1 silhouette into the future with this release. Made completely of recycled materials, the “Space Hippie” Jordan 1 emphasis sustainability to the sneaker world. A simple colour combination of Black, Wolf Grey and Flash Crimson is simple but effective. The upper, which is made of woven materials, is contrasted by an off white speckled sole. It is the Jordan 1 sole unit, however, that is eye-catching.
Using Nike Grind and Space Junk materials, the sole os truly unique. The individual pieces of recycled material are set underneath the classic Jordan 1 sole unit. Other notable details include the use of an exposed foam collar and frayed edges on the upper. If you’re looking for a sneaker that helps the planet and looks good, then look no further.
Retailing at €175 and rumoured to drop on August 12th, this is an ideal shoe to have this summer. Check out the early images below and let us know if you’ll cop these recycled Jordan 1s.
Image Source: Han Zu Ying