Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Stylish: According to some reviewers, the Nike Atsuma features complementing designs.
  • Clean: The fresh look of this Nike sneaker is perfect for everyday wear, some mention.
  • Lightweight: One comments that the shoe is not heavy on the feet, just like many running sneakers
  • Praises: At least one buyer receives a lot of compliments while wearing this Nike kick.
  • Unique: A purchaser mentions that the idea behind the Nike Atsuma gives the trainers a cool identity.
  • Waste reduction: At least one customer loves that the cutouts are reverse images of one another, which reduces waste.

1 reason not to buy

  • Rough area: One complains that the lower shoelace area of the Atsuma rubs against the skin.

Bottom line

Blending aesthetic and innovation, Nike releases the Nike Atsuma. It shows off an exquisite 90s look that has a touch of a super comfortable material.

Wanting to decrease scraps, Nike uses cutouts for this silhouette’s design. This way, the production of the Atsuma efficiently brings down waste.

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Nike is cutting back on their materials with the Atsuma model

The Swoosh brand has been trying to reduce its product waste. One example is the release of the Space Hippie collection, which is crafted from the recycled materials of other sneakers. Although the Nike Atsuma does not work the same way the Space Hippie does, they are similar in such a way that they aim to decrease scraps.

The Nike Atsuma is like a puzzle that has been completed using the offcuts and negative spaces. The cutouts of the Atsuma are reverse images of one another, allowing the pattern efficiency to lower the leftovers of the shoe. In addition, the rubber outsole of the sneaker is made from recycled rubber that has been reground.

Aside from the lateral and medial panels, the heel counter and eyestay are assembled using the negative space. The hangtag is also made by a cutout on the outsole. As an addition to this recycling decision, the sneaker also has a recycled sock liner.


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