The Nike Cosmic Unity, Nike’s first basketball shoe made with 25 percent recycled content by weight, releases on February 26, 2021 at Nike and its various retail partners. Fresh off the success of the Space Hippie line and the Air Jordan 1 Crater, Nike is still using “sustainability” to create marketing buzz.
Nike’s marketing engine is incredible but one thing we know about shoes…it’s really hard to make them sustainable. The big guns are trying, but haven’t gotten close to really turning trash into a performance shoe. Can the Cosmic Unity reverse the trend? Click play above to see Chris give his initial opinions on Nike basketball’s newest innovation.
What’s in the video?
In the video, Chris provides detailed information from all the usual categories, providing the in depth information you need. He supplies expert level opinions on the materials, cushioning, traction, support, and fit. Here’s some of what he discusses:
- Special thanks to Jacques Slade for the shoe plug
- Echoes of the Nike Zoom HyperRev
- Nike Air Zoom BB heritage
- Full length herringbone outsole
- Outsole window acting as a torsional plate?
- Full length Zoom Strobel
- Tech specs to match the Nike KD 13
- Recycled materials
- Sizing recommendations
As an added bonus, Mrs. Wing asks why the Cosmic Unity is so ugly and looks like the Reebok Question. Do you agree with her?
Watch the full video by pressing play above or by clicking here to watch on YouTube.
How to Buy the Nike Cosmic Unity
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