Unveiled back in February alongside The Swoosh’s plans for the (now-postponed) Tokyo Olympics, the Nike Space Hippie 03 is the brand’s next big sustainability bet. And while the silhouette appears straight from the future, it launches on July 3rd.
Among the tallest of the four inaugural Space Hippie models, the 03 is equipped with enhanced utility omitted from its counterparts. Consequently, it’s ostensibly the most limited because of the scarcity of the exterior FlyEase mechanism at the heel. The FastFit tightening system across the midfoot – which boasts a bold “Laser Crimson”-like hue and upcycled materials – further enables easy-on and off wear. While clad in grey, the sock-like, Space Waste Yarn upper equally indulges in Nike’s sustainability efforts as it uses approximately 85% polyester recycled from plastic bottles, clothing, and yarn scraps. Underfoot, the chambray-reminiscent Crater Foam sole unit – which is rumored to appear on the Waffle Racer early next year – simultaneously creates a stable ride and unique aesthetic. Insoles are made from ZoomX foam scraps, surplus from the game-changing NEXT% line.
Prefer low-top models? Check out the Space Hippie 01.
Nike SNKRS has postponed the Nike Space Hippie collection to July 3rd from an original June 11th launch.
Nike Space Hippie 03
EU Release Date: June 11th, 2020
Nike SNKRS Release Date: July 3rd, 2020
Style Code: CQ3989-001
Make sure to follow @kicksfinder for live tweets during the release date.
Where to Buy
- Nike SNKRS US10am ET
- Nike SNEAKRS UKComing Soon