Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Breathable: Numerous buyers find it exciting that Nike Space Hippie 04 is well-ventilated despite using different recycled materials.
  • Unique: Due to the materials, there will be no two outsoles that will look the same.
  • Innovative: Buyers like the idea that the Swoosh uses recycled trash to craft a brand new product.
  • Lightweight: Out of the Space Hippie models, the Space Hippie 04 is the lightest.
  • Responsive: A reviewer testifies that the sneaker pops back quickly when stepping on the ground.
  • Snug fit: A buyer mentions that the Space Hippie 04 feels excellent on the feet due to the upper’s materials.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Pricey: The Space Hippie 04 is a bit expensive for a sneaker using recycled materials.
  • Hard rubber: One reviewer thinks that the chunky rubber on the heel is too stiff.

Bottom line

As part of the brand’s Move to Zero initiative, it releases a new collection by recycling trash. However, eco-construction will only matter if it is wearable. Thankfully, Nike successfully designs a fashionable eco-friendly sneaker with its Nike Space Hippie 04. Despite being a product of reused wastes, the sneaker does not lack comfort and function.

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Nike Space Hippie 04: The lightest of them all

Included in Nike’s Space Hippie collection, a sustainable footwear set, is the Nike Space Hippie 04. The fourth silhouette from this group, this kick is the most lightweight. It also has the least carbon footprint.

Like the other three models, it is crafted with recycled materials like plastic water bottles, t-shirts, yarn scraps, and recycled foam materials called Nike Grind.

Other Space Hippie silhouettes

Below are the most distinguishing characteristics of the other models.

  • Nike Space Hippie 01 - Both 01 and 04 are designed with a low-cut profile, the latter of which is dropping exclusively for the ladies. It is crafted close to the likeness of the Nike Epic React.
  • Nike Space Hippie 02 - It is a mid-top sneaker with a sleek, laceless, and no-frills design.
  • Nike Space Hippie 03 - The 03 is an all-frills high-top model that features a unique style.


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