Why you’re going to want the Nike Plant Color Collection

Posted: 13 March 2019 10:37 am
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See all the images of the new Air Max 95 and Blazer Low as they go sustainable in the latest drop from Nike.

Nike is cementing itself as a pioneer for change in the way sneakers are made. The classic Air Max 95 and Blazer Low silhouettes have been re-vamped into the new Plant Color Collection from Nike. The sneakers have been reworked into canvas and coloured with plant-based dyes. This sustainable approach means that we can hopefully see other leading sneaker brands following in Nike's footsteps. Statement sneakers are very on-trend at the moment so to see Nike capitalise in a way that is good for the environment makes us very happy.

From what we can see, each sneaker will have two new colour-ways and we are pretty impressed by the options on offer. For the Air Max 95s, there is a neutral colour palette of off-white and cream but in true Nike style, there are a few pops of colour to make these sneakers look really unique. One colour-way includes pink and brown and the other has red and blue. The Blazer Low sneaker comes in a dusty pink colour-way and then also in a pastel cream colour.

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If that's not all, Nike has also recently announced a few other sneaker packs that are sure to impress. Flyleather is one of the most sustainable materials from Nike as it uses recycled fibres. Collaborating with the original work from artist Steve Harrington, Nike dropped the Earth Day pack and the graphics are pretty cool.

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Did you think Nike would stop there? Definitely not! The Air VaporMax 2.0 Random uses excess Flyknit yarn from other shoes, that would have gone to landfill, to create an original and one-of-a-kind sneaker. The sportswear giant is proving that there is no playing games when it comes to sustainability.

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When and where you can get your hands on the Plant Color Collection:

While we don't have a confirmed date as to when the Plant Color Collection will be dropping into Nike stores, we can expect it to be some time in the next few months. In the meantime, you can check out the other new releases from Nike, including the Air Max Future collection and the Adapt BB sneakers.

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