Nike “Move To Zero” Spring Summer 2022 Collection
As more and more Nike offerings incorporate the circular design ethos, that “zero” they are slowly heading towards is getting closer and closer. And Spring/Summer 22 marks the brand’s biggest change, as sustainability informs everything from Nike sportswear to the historic Air Max line.
As Nike itself states, they are on a “journey to help the planet, and with it, the future of sport”. Luckily, that doesn’t mean we’ll have to say goodbye to the Swoosh’s most beloved products, as popular collections and silhouettes – like the Tech Pack or the Air Max 97 – are simply remade with durable materials. This makes it easier for the Beaverton team to meet its ambitious 2025 goals, which involve reducing greenhouse gas emissions by half a million tonnes and diverting 100% of waste from landfill.
See below for more details on what makes up Nike’s Spring/Summer 22 collection. Apparel and footwear are expected to arrive at select retailers and Nike.com throughout the season.
“If Nike Air were a standalone, revenue-based sports business, it would be the third largest in the world,” according to the brand. It does both Nike air and Air Max key players in achieving the aforementioned goals of the Swoosh. Beloved classics, such as the Air Max 90, 95 and 97, have been redesigned using both synthetic leather and recycled polyester, all without compromising what makes the shoes special in the first place. Meanwhile, the Air Max Dawn and Air Max Motif, two newer silhouettes, join the fray with at least 20% recycled content by weight.
Air Max isn’t the only line to get a lasting upgrade. Nike Classicstoo, are leading the charge, and the Waffle, Blazer and Dunk are at the forefront armed with recycled polyester, recycled synthetic leather and Nike Grind rubber.
the Sun Club is one of the newest additions to the battalion. Defined by its recycled textiles, synthetic suede and playful spirit, the pack will offer vibrant interpretations of the Dunk Low, Air Max Pre-Day, Blazer Low, Air Force 1 and Court Vision Lo.
Three pillars make up the Spring/Summer 22 clothing collection.
Nike Sportswear will feature every style you know and then some, many of which are made of canvas, fleece, and rain jacket materials derived from manufacturing waste. Everyday pants and technical outerwear are plentiful in what’s available, and even the iconic Windrunner jacket makes a return in 75% recycled TPU.
Nike Tech Pack, although durable all the same, offers a range of everyday clothing. Woven pants, dungarees and even an EcoDown vest are among the upcoming novelties, all made from recycled polyester, nylon or organic cotton fibers.
Ultimately, Nike Pro is aimed at both professional and amateur athletes. And with Nike Pro shorts and tights selling over 7 million units in 2021, it’s only fitting that the collection will change. Now, most options are made with at least 50% recycled polyester.