The Air Zoom Alphafly "Next Nature" Is Nike's Most Sustainable Running Shoe Yet

Crafted with about 50% total recycled content weight.

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As part of the Move to Zero campaign, Nike has constructed its most sustainable performance shoe yet tagged as the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly “Next Nature.” By lowering its 70% carbon footprint, the latest model propels the sportswear giant further in its journey to diverting 100% waste from landfills back into the supply chain to recycle about 80% into its products by 2025.

Rather than waiting for sustainable solutions to be developed, Nike has found ways to reconstruct and upgrade its designs while still factoring in quality for performance. The latest application utilizes its pinnacle marathon shoe, the Air Zoom Alphafly NEXT% which joins other sustainable renditions such as the Space Hippie, Air Jordan XX3 and Cosmic Unity.

The shoe is fashioned with about 50% total recycled content weight yet still providing the same benefits and tested with athletes logging in more than 400 miles to make sure it lived up to expectations. Starting off with a gray upper made of Nike Flyprint — a 3D printed textile made of at least 20% recycled TPU — and a 45% recycled Flyknit material, the design meshes with a vibrant pink tongue hit with a pop of orange from the tongue tab. With a fully recycled PEBA ZoomX sock liner, woven labels and laces are made with 100% recycled polyester and a no-sew film made with 50% recycled TPU. The cream midsole is composed of 70% recycled foam with the Air Zoom Pods made partially with recycled TPU along with a Flyplate made with around 50% recycled carbon fiber. A matching outsole caps off the design which is molded together with higher abrasion compounds and Nike Grind Rubber.

Check out the Nike Air Zoom Alphafly “Next Nature” to release on Nike’s official website.

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