You may remember that last year Nike created its Move to Zero initiative, where it committed to reducing its emissions to nil by the year 2030. Now, as we move slowly towards that date, the sportswear behemoth is starting to experiment with different ways it can reduce its environmental impact, and it appears one method that’s gaining traction is the use of renewable materials on some of its footwear.
After previous iterations of the Air Max 90 that were made from recycled materials like sawdust and used tyres dropped, Nike are set to release some more shoes designed with Mother Nature in mind. The latest style to be given the eco-friendly treatment is the Nike Blazer Mid ’77, which comes dressed in an understated black and grey outfit.
The shoe features uppers that are predominantly constructed from leather, while there are suede reinforcements on the toe, lateral and heel portions. With all these animal products found in the shoe’s construction, you might be wondering where Nike have decided to take the eco route. Well, that’d be on the Swoosh, or to be more accurate below the Swoosh, which is cut out to reveal the exposed upcycled materials beneath. While these do resemble the inside of an old blanket, it’s a nice touch from Nike and a nod to the sustainable future we all need to embrace if we’re to put an end to the irreparable destruction of our planet.
No release date has been set for this brand-new Nike Blazer Mid ’77 but expect it to arrive sometime in the coming months. If you’re in search of some new and exclusive styles from the likes of Nike, Yeezy or Air Jordan, then head over to the incredible resale market at Laced.co.uk as they have all your favourite styles and more!