Our verdict


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 that let you hit the streets in comfort and style while seriously reducing waste.


  • Eco-friendly
  • Lightweight
  • Stable
  • Stylish
  • Comfy
  • Supportive
  • Accurate fit


  • Prolonged break-in time
  • Mediocre breathability

Who should buy the Nike Crater Impact

This sneaker might create an impact on you if:

  • you go for spacey kicks that are comfy and stable
  • your budget for chunky sneaks isn't above $100
  • you are eyeing sustainable Nike shoes

Nike Crater Impact crater

Who should NOT buy it

This shoe won't work for you:

  • If you want a futuristic kick that's well-ventilated. Check out the Nike Space Hippie 04.
  • If you opt for less chunky but eco-friendly kicks, see other Nike Grind options.

Nike Crater Impact middle section

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. The Nike Crater Impact is another entry into Nike's sustainable products.

Made with ozone-friendly key features 

This running-inspired sneaker brags about 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 kicksIts recycled Nike Grind outsole boasts superb grip and robustness. 

The straight-edged overlays are another move by Nike to help reduce scrap and improve construction efficiency. 

Nike Crater Impact overlay

The Pinwheel logo depicts that this model is made from at least 20% recycled materials. Even its shoebox is made from recycled cardboard and also works as the sneaker's delivery box. Nike did not add tissue wrappers as well to reduce trash.

Nike Crater Impact pinwheel

Chunky but not clunky

Although it looks volumetric, this sneaker is surprisingly lightweight, even lighter than the Nike Air Tuned Max.

Nike Crater Impact chunky

Makes you walk confidently 

Wearers feel much more balanced while traversing the city pavements thanks to its broad heel base and fabric overlay on its midfoot. 

Nike Crater Impact base

From trash to snazzy shoes

It has an admirable one-of-a-kind repurposed and contemporary style. 

Nike Crater Impact trash to shoes

Lets you walk with ease

Homey strides are almost always guaranteed with this Nike model. It feels comfortably snug but not tight. 

Nike Crater Impact homey strides

Optimum support when moving longer

It offers tons of support, minimizing ball of foot and heel stress even when walking on concrete the whole day. 

Nike Crater Impact support

Not tightly built or too loose

Though it takes a while for your feet to feel accustomed to this sneaker's fit, many buyers love how this kick hugs their feet almost perfectly after passing the break-in point.

Not breathable as expected

Although this model is made of mesh, it is fully lined with textile that hampers ventilation.

Nike Crater Impact warm