Debuting in wolf grey with orange and powder blue or grey accents, at least 85% of each Space Hippie shoe is constructed from a special Flyknit variation dubbed rPoly. This eco-friendly material is made from recycled plastic bottles plus T-shirt and yarn scraps, making for a Flyknit look and feel with a rough-hewn aesthetic.
Midsoles on all four models are constructed from a new Crater Foam that uses 15% Nike Grind rubber — hence the abstract flecks of color, a unique look that could very well become a big footwear trend in 2020. This is combined with fully recycled ZoomX foam scraps, making for a lightweight, responsive feel that sacrifices no performance to achieve its renewable composition.
Both the Space Hippie 1 and women’s-exclusive Space Hippie 4 call upon a low silhouette and feature traditional laces. The Space Hippie 2 proffers a 5/8 collar and a laceless, sock-like construction, while the high-cut, high-tech Space Hippie 3 opts for a Flyease fit system, with a throat pull tab reminiscent of 2018’s Air Jordan 33. A smattering of special details like sizeable pull tabs, abstract eyestays and Nike Sportswear-style sunburst logos are spread throughout the offerings, making for unique looks that live up to the whimsical Space Hippie name.
The Nike Space Hippie 1, 2 and 3 will all be available on Nike SNKRS later this spring, while the Space Hippie 4 will debut later this summer. Retail prices have yet to be announced.
For more upcoming Nike footwear, take a look at the expansive collection set to release around NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago.