While Nike has doubled down on sustainable design across their lifestyle lines (such as on the Vapormax 2020 and Space Hippie Collection), it looks like the Swoosh is set to extend their efforts to the Jordan family.
The Jordan CRATER is a new lifestyle-focused basketball shoe constructed using sustainable and recyclable midsole, outsole, and cushioning materials. In fact, its name is derived from the very same grey-blue Crater Foam (which makes use of both recycled foam and Nike Grind rubber flecks) seen on the recent initial round of Space Hippie releases; the Jordan model’s midsole appears to be made entirely of the material and is plated by a recycled Nike ReGrind outsole.
The upper is no less innovative; exaggerated nylon webbing and an asymmetrical Footscape-style lacing system provide a futuristic ad-hoc lockdown system. The package is mostly black save for tasteful University Red accents and branding seen throughout.
While this is the first officially announced Jordan model making use of Nike’s new sustainable technology, a Jordan 1 High Zoom that appears to feature extremely similar materials is rumored to release soon.
The Jordan CRATER “University Red” is set to drop Friday, July 10th at Nike SNKRS Korea for approximately $150 USD. It’s likely a global release will follow shortly afterward, so keep it locked to Modern Notoriety for updates.
Jordan CRATER “University Red”
Style Code: CT0712-001
Release Date: July 10th, 2020 (South Korea)
Price: $150 USD