When you can shop Nike’s VaporMax 2020 sneaker in Australia
Made from 75% recycled material, the all-new VaporMax 2020 is set to drop into Australia this August.
While the 2020 Olympic Games have now been postponed until 2021, Nike is still set to release several sneaker models it had planned to commemorate the event.
The label originally announced a brand new VaporMax model as part of its Team USA Medal Stand collection, but will now release the sustainable shoe in Australia this August.
Release date: Sometime in August 2020 (Australian release)
Where to buy: Nike
An eco-friendly update on the original silhouette, the VaporMax 2020 is crafted from a Flyknit upper made from recycled polyester. It is also set to arrive in several colourways, including the highly-anticipated "Smoke Grey" iteration.
Engineered for minimal waste, each variation of the sneaker comes with a full-length VaporMax Air unit made from approximately 75% recycled material. Meanwhile, the TPU on the heel clip and toe tip is made from around 60% recycled TPU and the sock liner is crafted from around 50% recycled content.
An "S" shaped mould separates the forefoot from the heel, while the heels have been upgraded to a much sleeker shape. The use of FlyEase laceless technology works to provide the wearer with a more snug and flexible fit.
Each style also features a multi-coloured threaded design inspired by a bird's eye view of piles of rubbish, further driving home Nike's environmentally friendly message.
While an official release date is yet to be announced, the sneakers will be dropping onto the Australian Nike site sometime this August. Each pair is set to retail for $290.
The VaporMax 2020 is not the first eco-friendly collection we've seen from Nike, with the brand having recently dropped its most sustainable line yet. Titled "Space Hippie", the collection saw the arrival of four new sneakers made from recycled plastic bottles and scrap materials from the factory floor.
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