As part of their "Considered Design" mandate, Nike has come up with a clever way to turn production scraps from their own factories into a complete shoe. The Nike Trash Talk (yep, that's the name) uses Frankenstyle stitching so that even tiny scraps can be incorporated into the uppers; the midsoles are made from scrap foam; and the outsoles are made from "environmentally-preferred rubber."
Currently available only in New York and New Orleans, the Trash Talks will go nationwide with Footlocker in April. And at 100 bucks a pop, they pass the savings onto...well, somebody, but not us!
Learn more about Nike's sustainability initiatives here.