Why Cosmic Unity is the Sum of Greater Parts

Why Cosmic Unity is the Sum of Greater Parts

Nike Cosmic Unity Basketball Shoe Official Images Release Date 4

The Nike Cosmic Unity is Nike’s first performance shoe made of at least 25 percent recycled content by weight. “As athletes we worry about a lot of things – what we eat, how we train, when we sleep – but this is so much bigger than that,” says A’ja Wilson, forward for the Las Vegas Aces. “We’re wearing something that’s minimizing the impact on our planet so we can keep playing basketball and help protect it for the future.”

Nike Cosmic Unity Basketball Shoe Official Images Release Date 4

The Nike Cosmic Unity is Nike’s first performance shoe made of at least 25 percent recycled content by weight. “As athletes we worry about a lot of things – what we eat, how we train, when we sleep – but this is so much bigger than that,” says A’ja Wilson, forward for the Las Vegas Aces. “We’re wearing something that’s minimizing the impact on our planet so we can keep playing basketball and help protect it for the future.”

Nike Cosmic Unity Basketball Shoe Official Images Release Date 4

The Nike Cosmic Unity is Nike’s first performance shoe made of at least 25 percent recycled content by weight. “As athletes we worry about a lot of things – what we eat, how we train, when we sleep – but this is so much bigger than that,” says A’ja Wilson, forward for the Las Vegas Aces. “We’re wearing something that’s minimizing the impact on our planet so we can keep playing basketball and help protect it for the future.”

The Nike Cosmic Unity, Nike’s first performance shoe under its Move to Zero initiative (Nike's journey toward zero waste and zero carbon), was created for a sport that is constantly refashioning into an updated, trailblazing version of itself. That’s the spirit of basketball. That’s also the spirit behind circular design. Made with at least 25 percent recycled content by weight and featuring a full-length Zoom Air Strobel unit for responsiveness, the Cosmic Unity was designed for players who love the sport and who believe in its culture-bending power — and that includes helping to shape a more sustainable future for the world.

Inside the Shoe, Every Choice Matters

“We asked ourselves a question that is guiding our process into the future: Can a product that makes the world better also make an athlete better?” says Ross Klein, Senior Creative Director for Performance Footwear at Nike. “We wanted to create a synergy between making the world better by what we do, but also leave an impact for athletes so that they can perform at a higher level.”

Nike Cosmic Unity Basketball Shoe Official Images Release Date 5

The Space Hippie colorway of the Nike Cosmic Unity releases globally beginning March 12.

Nike Cosmic Unity Basketball Shoe Official Images Release Date 6

The Green Glow colorway of the Nike Cosmic Unity releases globally beginning February 26.

Nike Cosmic Unity Basketball Shoe Official Images Release Date 7

The Amalgam colorway of the Nike Cosmic Unity releases globally beginning March 7.

Nike Cosmic Unity Basketball Shoe Official Images Release Date 5

The Space Hippie colorway of the Nike Cosmic Unity releases globally beginning March 12.

Nike Cosmic Unity Basketball Shoe Official Images Release Date 6

The Green Glow colorway of the Nike Cosmic Unity releases globally beginning February 26.

Nike Cosmic Unity Basketball Shoe Official Images Release Date 7

The Amalgam colorway of the Nike Cosmic Unity releases globally beginning March 7.