The Nike Vapormax 2020 Flyknit Is The Best-Looking Sustainable Trainer

14 September 2020
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The Nike VaporMax 2020 Flyknit rivals trainers put out by the likes of Adidas and New Balance

You, like us, are probably changing the way you shop: buy less, buy organic and buy vintage. Well, when it comes to buying new shoes, the biggest brands on the planet are doing the good bit for you and the amount of sustainable footwear on offer is growing by the day. Adidas (in collaboration with Allbirds), New Balance and Veja have unveiled their most eco-friendly men's trainers to date in recent months.

Now it's Nike's turn. The Oregon-based brand has dropped the handsome VaporMax 2020 Flyknit, which has been designed with sustainability in mind. Crafted from at least 50 per cent recycled content (by weight), the ultra-light, super-comfortable Nike VaporMax follows in the footsteps of the Space Hippie This Is Trash pack, which saw the design team use up leftover scraps of material from the cutting room floor to make brand new sneaks.

Emblematic of Nike's waste-free vision for the future, the multicoloured, super-sleek VaporMax has an upper made from recycled polyester, an insole made from scrap material and an outsole that uses Nike Grind tech. Grind utilises pre-consumer manufacturing scraps, recycled shoes from the "Reuse-A-Shoe" programme that started way back in the 1990s and unsellable stock. Basically nothing over at Nike HQ goes to waste.

What's more, the Nike VaporMax uses laceless FlyEase tech and a one-handed lock and release mechanism makes these the easiest slip on (and stay on) kicks out there, whether you use them for that post-work jog or not. 

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$243 at nike.com


Via British GQ