Nike Introduce the High Performance Yet Eco Pegasus Turbo Next Nature
In their continued quest to prove that sustainability stacks up in the athletic realm, Nike are introducing the Pegasus Turbo Next Nature, which remakes their high performance runner through the namesake Next Nature program. This generational update is a sizeable step up in the environmental stakes as the shoes are made of 50 per cent recycled material by weight and the Flyknit threads used are completely recycled.
The Pegasus Turbo was introduced in 2018 as a mile munching fast trainer using technology trickled from Nike’s road racing shoes. Its successful ZoomX midsole is now at least 55 per cent recycled units, which is evident by the craggy surface and a continued design cue seen in the other high performance eco runner, the Air Zoom Alphafly Next% Next Nature.
Up top, the upper uses recycled Flyknit from excess yarns and is mixed with plastic from recycled water bottles. And it’s not just old materials making new that makes this shoe Next Nature. A new dyeing method for the yarn is helping save water: about 70L less water is used for every kilogram of yarn produced.
Nike have yet to announce a release date for the Pegasus Turbo Next Nature, but good odds are that it’s coming soon.