Verdict from 5 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Comfy: The Nike Space Hippie 02 is very comfortable to wear, many buyers have shared. 
  • Fashionable: Most buyers praise the minimalist and trendy appeal of this kick.
  • Airy: This sneaker feels lightweight when worn, according to numerous users.
  • Breathable: Many users love the well-ventilated upper of this sneaker, just like most knit sneakers.
  • Sustainable: A handful of wearers love that this model is constructed with recycled materials.
  • Easy to wear: Sliding the foot in is effortless for its stretchy ankle opening, a few users have mentioned.
  • Soft: Some buyers find this sneaker a lot softer than the other iterations in the Space Hippie collection.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Forefoot: A handful of buyers criticize the narrow forefoot width of the Nike Space Hippie 02.
  • Packaging: A few resellers share their disappointment as Nike does not "double box" the item when they ship it out.

Bottom line

Nike made it possible that looking trendy can also be Earth-friendly. From being just a cool idea to being a great fashionable sneaker, Nike Space Hippie 02 is another remarkable piece in the Swoosh's arsenal.

The brand talks big about this pair's sustainability without giving up comfort and style. It has an easy to wear design and a cushy sole giving a cozy ride to its wearers, suitable for all-day errands.

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Nike Space Hippie 02: When sustainability meets fashion

Inspired by the life on Mars, the Nike Space Hippie 02 was developed using the idea of limited natural resources. It is the second iteration in a series that were all made of almost 50% recycled materials by weight. Boasting its lowest carbon footprint collection, it includes other designs:

Nike Space Hippie 01. Displaying a low-top sock-like sneaker just like the Nike Epic React Flyknit, this sneaker features ropelike laces for added security and style. 

Nike Space Hippie 03. The tallest among the Space Hippies, this model is considered the most fashion-forward among its siblings. 

Nike Space Hippie 04. This women-exclusive kick looks almost similar to the Space Hippie 01 but added with the striking heel tab for added style. 

Remarkable features of the Nike Space Hippie 02

Other than the way the Nike Space Hippie 02 was designed and constructed, there are other striking elements about this iteration:

  • The oversized Swoosh branding is seen extending from the toe area to the heel quarter.
  • Its grid pattern found at the lateral side enhances stability.
  • The pull tabs found on the heel and tongue create more dimension.
  • The sock-like upper is seated on top of the crater foam that is made with scraps of Nike Grind rubber. 
  • Its Flyknit Space Waste Yarn upper is made with the collected t-shirt and textile scraps from the factory floors.
  • Even the box of this model is created out of repurposed materials. 
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

daniel@runrepeat.com