Verdict from 1 expert and 5 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Eco-friendly: Aiming to lessen the carbon footprint, the Nike Crater Impact is another entry to Nike's sustainable products.
  • Airy: Although it looks volumetric, this sneaker is surprisingly lightweight, even lighter than the Nike Air Tuned Max.
  • Stable: Thanks to its broad heel base and fabric overlay on its midfoot, wearers feel much more balanced while traversing the city pavements. 
  • Stylish: It has an admirable one-of-a-kind repurposed and contemporary style. 
  • Comfy: Homey strides are almost always guaranteed with this Nike model.
  • Accurate fit: Many buyers love how this kick hugs their feet almost perfectly.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Longer break-in time: It takes a while for your feet to feel accustomed to this sneaker's fit.
  • Mediocre breathability: Although this model is made of mesh, it is fully lined with textile that hampers ventilation.

Bottom line

Championing the environment is as easy as slipping a pair of Nike Crater Impact into your feet. As part of Nike’s journey to sustainability, this uniquely designed sneaker is constructed with 25% recycled materials by weight. It thoughtfully mixed old and new ideas to let you hit the streets in comfort and style while seriously reducing waste.

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Look good and do good with the Nike Crater Impact

The Beaverton-based company slowly outfits some of its classic profiles with recycled materials as part of its Move to Zero campaign. Alongside the Nike Air Force 1 Crater and Nike Waffle Racer Crater, Nike constructed another silhouette dubbed the Nike Crater Impact.

Key features:

This running-inspired sneaker brags its robust construction and environmental-friendly materials. Here are some of its essential specifics:

  • Its uniquely speckled Crater foam is made from waste found on the cutting-room floors, thus reducing waste. It has a slightly sculpted design which is similar to another eco-friendly collection, the Space Hippie kicks
  • Its recycled Nike Grind outsole boasts its superb grip and robustness. 
  • The straight-edged overlays aim to reduce scrap and improve construction efficiency. 
  • The Pinwheel logo depicts that this model is made from at least 20% recycled materials. 
  • Down to its shoe box, this model is made from recycled cardboard and also works as the sneaker's delivery box. Nike did not add tissue wrapper as well to reduce trash.


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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.