Closing the Loop
How It’s Made
Nike is constantly striving for the best, creating value for business and innovating for a better world. Nike’s vision is that our products will be “closed loop”—that is, they will use the fewest possible materials and be assembled in ways that allow them to be readily recycled into new products. Our long term vision is to create a continuous loop without waste. As a company, we are innovating materials and manufacturing processes as we work towards finding a solution to this complex issue. Examples of how this comes to life are our Reuse-A-Shoe and Nike Grind programs. Whether it’s a worn-out shoe that’s sliced and refined or repurposed manufacturing scrap, the end results are the same. Sustainable, long-lasting materials designed for professional level performance.
Installations and Project Specs
These innovative companies currently work with Nike to develop materials with Nike Grind.
Everlast is a durable recycled rubber floor system composed of post-consumer rubber and Nike Grind. It can be rolled out or put down using interlocking tiles to absorb shock and eliminate noise in fitness facilities.
Playtop has been creating safer surfaces for children’s play areas for more than 30 years. Today, their impact-absorbing poured-in-place safety surfacing uses Nike Grind in playgrounds around the world.
Sole Revolution synthetic turf infill is brought to you by Sustainable Performance Solutions. SPS is known for developing product stewardship solutions that allow companies to reduce their environmental footprint without compromising performance.
StepAhead is a super-premium carpet cushion made from Nike Grind and is manufactured by Future Foam, Inc.—one of the biggest producers of polyurethane foam and an innovative leader in new product development.
Training Ground is a high-quality rubber flooring system available for both consumer and commercial applications. Using interlocking tiles, Training Ground is ideal for gyms, workout rooms and other high-traffic areas.
Connor Sports provides resilient hardwood athletic flooring produced in an ISO 14001 and Zero Waste Manufacturing facility for the comfort of athletes in projects ranging from Boys and Girls Clubs to the NBA.