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Nike’s new Happy Pineapple sneaker collection is made with pineapple leaves

Lifestyle Asia logo Lifestyle Asia 14-07-2021 Lifestyle Asia

The mention of pineapple would probably call to mind a Pina Colada or Spongebob’s home. But the tropical fruit also lies at the core of the new Nike Happy Pineapple Collection. The sportswear giant has collaborated with Piñatex to produce a range of sneakers made with… wait for it, pineapple leaves.

Before you start rolling your eyes, Piñatex is a sustainable plant-based alternative to leather made from pineapple leaves. And it has been used by Nike to replace leather components for each Happy Pineapple sneaker.

a close up of some shoes: Sustainable sneakers. © Provided by Lifestyle Asia Sustainable sneakers.

Nike is one of the first brands to use the newly launched new generation Piñatex, which is the most sustainable plant-based alternative to leather commercially available at scale today. Made with 95 percent renewable resources, it also boasts enhanced material performance making it ideal for footwear.

a pair of sneakers © Provided by Lifestyle Asia

a pair of sneakers © Provided by Lifestyle Asia

Presently Nike’s Happy Pineapple Collection comprises of seven sneaker editions across five styles. This includes the Free Run Trail Premium, the Air Max 90, the Air Max 95, Air Force One and the Air-Zoom Type.  These summer editions feature juicy hues and an embroidered pineapple graphic on the tongue.

Nike’s collaboration with Piñatex puts the sustainable brand in an optimal position to partner other brands to increase the plant-based componentry in their products and enhance overall sustainability. That’s a right step towards a better future for the planet.

This story first appeared on Augustman Singapore

All images: Courtesy Nike

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