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Nike’s latest line of shoe design is garbage. Literally. The Nike Trash Talk are actually made from manufacturing wastes, which is kind of hard to believe looking at their crisp white design.
They were designed based on the shoes worn by Steve Nash of the Phoenix Sons, hence the electric orange laces and details.
The top part of the shoe “is pieced together from leather and synthetic leather waste from the factory floor using zig-zag stitching,” the Environmental Leader described. “The mid-sole uses scrap-ground foam from factory production,” and “the outsole uses environmentally-preferred rubber and incorporates Nike Grind material from footwear outsole manufacturing waste.”
Even the laces and sockliners are eco-friendly and, of course, the shoe boxes they come in will be made of fully recycled cardboard.
The basketball shoes are quite pleasing to the eye and could be a step in a new consciousness to bringing green to the courts.