No. 1 – Nike Green Speed
Released: July 2012
Availability: 2012 Pairs Worldwide
“Light, Fast and Eco-Friendly” was the tagline Nike matched to this boots release. In hindsite, we now know they were testing different performance characteristics, but at the time the limited edition release cause mass hysteria and a lot of interest. It was Nike’s advertisement of only using environmentally friendly products (a solvent-free Kanga-Lite synthetic upper, for example) that initially stirred interest, with the super-light 5.6oz weight also grabbing player attention. Even the boot laces, lining and tongue were made from a minimum of 70% recycled materials!
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