Nike Pack Green Tech Into the Air Max 90 Terrascape
Nike’s eco conscious ethos is being realised in both their performance and lifestyle shoes as new technology and production methods are introduced into the assortment. The Air Max 90 Terrascape is the latest expression of the brand’s Move To Zero goal by reworking the model with some key changes that make it more environmentally friendly than the regular version.
A lot of that comes by way of recycled materials throughout the shoes. The most prominent update is the use of Crater Foam in the midsoles, a fact called out on the heels. This reconstituted compound sits behind iced-out midsole walls and outsoles to reveal the insides, but the latter section is covered heavily in glitter-like sediment. The likely reason for this extra material is so the outsoles are more durable.
The upper is tweaked a bit too, with more mesh than usual in the toe box and ankle collar. This presumably is to incorporate more recycled polyester. Similarly, the insoles appear to be packed together from foam scraps and offcuts. Other practical updates include the extended Swoosh tails that join at the heel to form a pull tab, and oversized woven tags on the tongue that perform the same function.
Stay tuned for the Nike Air Max 90 Terrascape to arrive in coming months.