First look at Nike’s sustainable VaporMax 2020 sneaker
As part of Nike's Olympic Games collection, the brand has revealed an all-new VaporMax made from 75% recycled manufacturing waste.
While the 2020 Olympic Games won't officially kick off until July, Nike is already on the ball, debuting several sneaker and apparel lines to commemorate the event. Now, as part of its Team USA Medal Stand collection, the Swoosh has announced a brand new sustainable VaporMax model.
Release date: Mid 2020
Arriving in two colourways, the new kicks are an eco-friendly update to the original silhouette. Crafted from a Flyknit upper made of recycled polyester, the new design has been engineered for minimal waste.
Both pairs feature a multi-coloured threaded design inspired by a bird's eye view of piles of rubbish, further driving home Nike's environmentally friendly message.
The heels have been upgraded to a sleeker shape, arriving in curvy moulds of speckled icy blue for one pair and oceanic marble for the other. Each design also sees the use of the FlyEase laceless technology to provide the wearer with a more snug and flexible fit.
Translucent outsoles complete the style, with an "S" shaped mould separating the forefoot from the heel.
As well as seeing them on the feet of athletes at the Olympics, you'll also have the opportunity to shop the shoes for yourself. While no release information has been revealed at this stage, we can expect to see both pairs arrive around mid-year in time for the start of the 2020 Games.
The VaporMax 2020 is not the first eco-friendly collection we've seen from Nike lately, with the brand also announcing its most sustainable line yet. Titled "Space Hippie," the collection sees the arrival of four new sneakers made from recycled plastic bottles and scrap materials from the factory floor.
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More 2020 Olympic Games collections from Nike:
- Air Max 97 Olympic Rings pack
- Gold Medal Air Max 97 sneakers
- Nike Running's 2020 Olympic collection
- Nike Skateboarding's 2020 Olympic collection