- 9:15 am - Wed, Jul 18, 2012
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Nike has launched a football cleat the company is heralding as the “lightest, fastest, most environmentally-friendly production boot the company has ever made.” The lightweight shoe weighs in at a mere 160 grams and features recycled and renewable materials throughout its body
The laces, lining and tongue of the shoe are made from a minimum of 70% reused plastics, including recycled water bottles and polyester, and the traction-plate on the shoes is made from 50% renewable Pebax® Renu, a plant-based material composed of 97% castor beans. …
The Nike GS are also chemical free, and the Kangaroo leather in the shoes are made with 35% less carbon emissions than traditional material.
(via Nike Introduces Sneakers Made Of Beans & Recycled Bottles - PSFK)
Earlier on Unconsmption: The USA basketball team’s Nike-produced uniforms are made from recycled plastic bottles.