Posted March 19, 2008
Nike’s latest basketball-shoe collaboration will surprise many. Not because of its player affiliation—in this case, Phoenix Suns All-Star guard Steve Nash—but because of the materials used. The Trash Talk shoe is made entirely of recycled materials—manufacturing waste, to be exact: everything from the scrap-leather upper to the scrap-ground-foam midsole to the environmentally preferred rubber outsole. The whole thing is packaged in a fully recyclable cardboard box. And though not available in the rest of the states until April 22, you can score a pair in the city now. He shoots, he scores.
$100 at House of Hoops by Footlocker, 268 W. 125th St., nr. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.; 212-316-1667.