Nike Refurbished is the brand's own adaptation of the circular supply chain and the program is kicking off in 15 stores in the United States. Sneakers that are gently worn or slightly imperfect will be refurbished and then sold in-store at reduced prices. There will be three kinds of shoes that qualify for the program: like new, gently worn or cosmetically flawed, meaning there are slight manufacturing imperfections or factory flaws detectible in the design.
This circular consumer program helps to give new life to Nike sneakers that are already out in the world and it reduces waste where possible. Shoes that are too worn or have factory flaws will be donated or recycled into Nike Grind, a composite material that is used in the uppers and soles of new Nike sneakers.