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Nike Print Pack: Shoes Made From Old Magazines

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Maybe there's life for print publications after all--or at least an afterlife. Nike just released the Women's Premium Print Pack, a limited edition set of three shoe styles, all made using shredded magazines.

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Kit B. (276)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 6:06 am
Maybe there's life for print publications after all—or at least an afterlife. Nike just released the Women's Premium Print Pack, a limited edition set of three shoe styles, all made using shredded magazines.

The pack contains the Flash Macro Premium, the Blazer Mid Premium, and the Air Rift Premium. While the shoes have regular soles, strings, and other components, the main material used in each is a kind of laminated, stitched fabric created from old glossies. Unfortunately, you may have to travel outside the states to get them: Nike says they will only be available in Europe, China, and "select emerging markets."

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Sarah D. (0)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 6:12 am
neat! Too bad we can't get them here... for a reasonable price.

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 6:21 am
I've been buying recycled things for some time now, recycled napkin rings and napkin holders, magazine and mail holders lots of little things for around the house. I don't know what to think about shoes from recycled magazines.

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Tuesday January 4, 2011, 1:09 pm

pam w. (138)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 1:29 pm
I'll try them! Maybe we're an "emerging market?"

Karen B. (84)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 1:47 pm
I would definatly try them!

Carrie Not Well B. (316)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 3:54 pm
Sounds interesting.

Carol H. (229)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 4:15 pm
thanks Kit, noted

Josh Townsend (34)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 4:53 pm
Oh now that's cool.

Ruby W. (21)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 4:54 pm
That sucks. I would totally order them. Well, if they have good arch support.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 5:08 pm
Noted, thanks. Glad some use is being made out of all those magazines.Recycle everything!

Justin R. (0)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 6:09 pm
Excellent - as long it does not require a whole lot of harmful chemicals to produce them and to remove the very toxic printing ink.

Melody Aragorn (135)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 9:53 pm
Recyle is great for the time being after that what does one do to these recycled goods?
how much damage was caused while trying to recycle this?
where are the waste products thrown?
Thank you Kit...

Sonny Honrado (6)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 10:00 pm
Great but are they durable or disposable?

Rose Becke (295)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 12:16 am
Way to go

Alice C. (1797)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 12:46 am
Love it !

Nicole McNally (18)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 2:07 am
What a fantastic idea! I would definitely give them a go.

Alexandra Rodda (178)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 3:18 am
Repair, Reuse, Recycle. All good.

Eva O. (60)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 4:32 am
What a great idea! I hope that they will make this product world-wide available (for a reasonable price too if at all possible) ;))

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 4:59 am
It seems Nike is keeping very silent about when these recycled shoes will be released.

Bon L. (0)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 5:13 am
Thanks for the info.

Julia K. (0)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 5:40 am
Cool :)

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 9:23 am

Elizabeth M. (68)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 3:27 pm
Noted with thanks Kit. Seems odd not to be released in the USA. Well I would want to check where and by whom they are being made...especially if made in China!! And Europe is a big who...I sure hope child labour is not being used!

Jae A. (320)
Saturday January 8, 2011, 10:47 pm
I wonder if we all save up our junk mail would they purchase it from us for making more of these shoes ?

Richard E Cooley (0)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 2:37 am
I hope they help with recyling and do not use more resources and energy to produce than a regular pair of Nikes.

jane richmond (10)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 5:02 am
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