Nike Air Force 1 Crater: Marrying style with sustainability

Nike is taking sustainability a little more seriously by releasing a series of iterations using recycled materials. Since its release in 1982, Nike now holds a wide range of Nike Air Force 1 variations in their arsenal. And to jazz it up, Nike added another exciting version of the AF1, this time a sustainable one.

The latest in their 'Move to Zero' mission, the brand launched the Nike Air Force 1 Crater. This re-imagined version features a clean and minimal upper added with sustainable elements to several details.  

What to expect?

The Nike Air Force 1 Crater kept the OG profile - low-cut, clean, and sleek. And to make it more exciting, Nike applied an eco-friendly makeover:

  • The toe box has a translucent fabric that partially reveals the scrap materials underneath it to give a recycled yet classy look. 
  • It also displays stitched webbing accents and woven tongue label to enhance that reclaimed yet clean look.
  • Found on the heel and toe is the unique speckled rubber outsole made of 15% Nike Grind rubber morsel.
  • Nike used the speckled Crater foam midsole composed of 11% Nike Grind rubber and foam that gives a perfect springiness to your steps. 

Go green!

Are you an eco-warrior, or you want to contribute to helping our nature? You may check other Nike eco-friendly releases, such as the Nike Space Hippie collection. This series was unveiled recently and guided by the concept "One athlete's trash is another one's treasure." It boasts its lowest carbon-footprint collection that features three futuristic and unconventional-looking footwear - the Nike Space Hippie 010203, and 04


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