Friday, February 22, 2008

Trashy Nike

Nike’s latest line of shoe design is literally garbage. Called “Nike Trash Talk”, the shoes are actually made from manufacturing wastes, which makes their crisp, white design even more amazing.

The upper of the shoe is pieced together from leather and synthetic leather waste from the factory floor using zig-zag stitching, and the mid-sole uses scrap-ground foam from factory production. The sole uses environmentally-preferred rubber and incorporates Nike Grind material from footwear outer-sole manufacturing waste.

The laces, inner-lining and even the shoe box itself are made of fully recycled material.

Even the laces and sockliners are eco-friendly and, of course, the shoe boxes they come in will be made of fully recycled cardboard.