- Nike introduces the ISPA Link Axis, its first exploration into creating a fully circular shoe, furthering its culture of innovation.
- Every part of the Link Axis can be recycled. The design uses interlocking components, as few materials as possible and zero glue.
- The Link Axis helps move Nike closer to its circular vision — a closed-loop system that yields no waste — to help protect the planet and the future of sport.
- The shoe arrives in a Total Orange and Sonic Yellow colorway and is available September 12 on SNKRS.
Sneaker Impact would love to work with Nike on our ongoing AI informed recycling project:
In the meantime, it’s awesome for us to see a breakdown of the new ISPA sneaker from Nike. It would be incredible if Nike could begin implementing the ISPA concept into performance footwear and retro footwear. How this would happen is difficult to envision, but the Link is a step in a direction, but not a perfect solution by any means.
The brand has been building this series of shoes for a while and although it isn’t as readily available, we hope that the design begins to inform all of Nike’s design. As one of the biggest brands we see come through our recycling doors a better Nike product in any shape, form or fashion is critical to reducing sneakers entering the landfills. Check out pics of the Link Axis and let us know what you think about the model. And Nike… Reach out so we can combine on more solutions.