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Materials Matter

Material Choice and Impact

over 16,000 materials are used in our products each year. A pair of shoes alone can use more than 30 materials.

Product creation teams use the Nike Materials Index (Nike MSI) to select environmentally better materials. Each material's impacts are assessed in four areas:

energy chemistry water waste

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Material Choices and their impact on the environment.

for him for her

Shorts

What material would you choose?

  • Nylon Fabric
  • Polyester Fabric
  • Recycled Polyester Fabric

Hoodie

What material would you choose?

  • Wool Fabric
  • Cotton Fabric
  • Organic Cotton Fabric

Shoe - Upper

What material would you choose?

  • Leather Composite
  • Polyester Fabric
  • Recycled Polyester Fabric

Shoe - Midsole

What material would you choose?

  • EVA Foam
  • Polyurethane TPU Foam

Shoe - Outsole

What material would you choose?

  • Rubber
  • Environmentally Preferred Rubber

Striding Forward

Want to learn more about where materials matter?

Waterless Dyeing

Nike has entered into a strategic partnership with DyeCoo Textile Systems B.V., a Netherlands-based company that has developed and built the first commercially available waterless textile dyeing machines.

Nike Hyper Elite

Nine top NCAA basketball teams wear specially designed uniforms made from recycled polyester.

Nike Flyknit

With new Nike Flyknit technology, yarns and fabric variations are precisely engineered only where they are needed for a featherweight, formfitting and virtually seamless upper.