Nike Officially Reveals Sustainable Cosmic Unity Basketball Sneaker

The first performance shoe under the “Move to Zero” initiative.

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Fresh from announcing its hands-free GO FlyEase, Nike has now officially revealed a new sneaker as part of its “Move to Zero” sustainability initiative. The Cosmic Unity — which has leaked previously — the shoe is the first performance silhouette under the project, and mixes responsible materials with court-ready technology.

The basketball sneaker is produced from 25% recycled materials, including on the sockliner, laces and even the marbling effect used on the Swoosh. Elsewhere, the sneaker features an upper produced from recycled cable yarn, while the full-length Zoom Air Strobel unit — which brings added responsiveness — is partially created using recycled materials.

Speaking about the Cosmic Unity, Senior Creative Director for Performance Footwear at Nike Ross Klein said, “We asked ourselves a question that is guiding our process into the future: Can a product that makes the world better also make an athlete better? We wanted to create a synergy between making the world better by what we do, but also leave an impact for athletes so that they can perform at a higher level.”

The first Cosmic Unity sneaker — a “Green Glow” colorway — will release via the Nike web store on February 26. Releases in “Amalgam” and a “Space Hippy” design will follow on March 7 and March 12 respectively.

In other footwear news, Nike has also reunited with Coral Studios.

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