Reebok is making its latest training shoe sustainable.
With Earth Month just a day away, the athletic brand revealed the Nano X1 Vegan today, a look Reebok said is both animal-free and a USDA-certified bio-based product using a minimum of 40% bio-based materials. Although the material makeup is different, the company stated it still has the wearability, comfort and versatility of the non-vegan versions.
“At Reebok, one of our goals is to create innovative solutions that will help build a fitter planet without impacting product performance,” Reebok senior product manager Tal Short said in a statement. “We have a responsibility not just to design and create with our consumers in mind, but also planet Earth. Products like the Nano X1 Vegan are small, but important steps we’re taking towards our bold future sustainability ambitions as a brand.”
The Reebok Nano X1 Vegan was created with cotton and wood spun yarn on the uppers, castor bean oil and EVA foam in the midsoles and natural rubber outsoles. And as with other Nano X1 shoes, this look features the brand’s runnable Floatride Energy cushioning that also was added to offer the stability of a training shoe and the sleek shape to offer maximum speed.
The Reebok Nano X1 Vegan will arrive May 1 via Reebok.com in men’s and women’s sizes and will retail for $150. However, the shoe will arrive on April 19 for Reebok Unlocked members.