Bringing Sole to College
Concordia University in Portland, OR constructs the first collegiate field containing 100-Nike Grind synthetic turf infill in Hilken Community Stadium.
Step Ahead with Nike Grind
StepAhead carpet cushion with Nike Grind launches exclusively at The Home Depot, bringing sustainable performance cushioning to the home.
Nike Grind processing in the US moves from Wilsonville, OR to Memphis, TN, providing increased recycling capacity and simplified shipping from major East Coast population centers.
100-Percent Nike Grind
Julia Reimann Field, the first turf field made up of 100-percent Nike Grind infill, is unveiled in Portland, OR.
Nike places Reuse-A-Shoe bins in all of its US retail stores—more than 150 locations—dramatically increasing the number of shoes recycled.
A new Reuse-A-Shoe facility in Belgium recycles its first pair of shoes, opening the door for European recycling efforts.
Creating Synthetic Turf
Donated by Nike and the US Soccer Foundation, Douglas Park Field becomes the first synthetic turf surface.
90 Surfaces for Nike’s 30th
To celebrate Nike’s 30th anniversary, Nike donates nearly 90 Nike Grind surfaces to parks across Portland, Oregon.
Nike Grind Goes for Gold
Nike Grind partner Rebound Ace’s court is used at the XXVII Summer Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia—the first of many major sporting events to use a Nike Grind surface.
1 Year, 3 Million Pairs
We process more than 3 million pairs of shoes in one year—setting a Nike Grind processing record.
Reuse-A-Shoe is Born
Nike starts wondering how it can recycle shoes, and an employee coins the name Reuse-A-Shoe. Soon after, Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman even throws his support behind the project.