Nike’s Pegasus Turbo Next Nature is the brand’s most durable runner then some
Currently, 78% of all Nike products, including Jordan and Converse umbrellas, contain a percentage of recycled materials. All Nike Air soles are made with at least 50% recycled materials, while one of the super brand’s most popular product lines, the Tempo Short, is made from at least 75% recycled polyester. As a result, 3.5 million kg of waste has been diverted from landfill over the past year, at least 80% of which has been recycled into new Nike products.
The Pegasus Turbo Next Nature embodies Nike’s enduring commitment. To create the new runners, Nike relied on 2021’s Air Zoom AlphaFly Next Nature and Nike Basketball’s Cosmic unit, both of which are partially constructed from recycled materials.
Intended for the feet of Mo Farah and Eliud Kipchoge, the Peg Turbo sneakers are made with at least 50% recycled materials by weight and come with an upper made from 100% recycled Flyknit yarns (Nike aptly dubs these yarns FlyKnit excess). This is made from dead material, which is tightly woven for a more secure fit and a more controlled 5k.
The Nike Pegasus Turbo Next Nature also has a midsole made from at least 55% recycled ZoomX foam, which was sourced from unsold vintage sneakers at Nike’s Oregon headquarters. The unique ZoomX foam was introduced in 2019 and is lighter, softer and more responsive than any foam used by any brand currently (including Adidas, FYI). It was designed to give you the fastest run of your life by delivering the best energy return of any Nike shoe.