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Sponsor Spotlight: NIKE GRIND

NIKE GRIND is a premium-grade raw material resulting from recycled athletic shoes and NIKE manufacturing scrap. The material is used in a number of innovative applications – everything from carpet underlayment and playground blends to the creation of world-class sports surfacing systems. 

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NIKE - Tennis Court

Signature installs utilizing NIKE GRIND include the New York Yankees stadium, Manchester United track, and a personal basketball court and playground at the home of LeBron James.

NIKE - Track

To create these systems and develop premier products, NIKE GRIND partners with industry-leading surfacing companies including:

• Conica
• ECORE
• HARO
• Pavegen
• Playtop
• Rebound Ace
• Sole Revolution
• Step Ahead

Surfaces made using NIKE GRIND present a number of benefits over competing products:

• Aesthetics – Our partners offer a variety of customization options making each and every surface unique.
• Performance – With exceptional performance and durability, surfaces last between eight to 12 years, requiring little maintenance.
• Safety – Because NIKE GRIND is made from recycled shoe material, it meets stringent consumer safety standards by design.
• LEED Certification – Our partners’ surfaces typically contain between 10 to 40 percent NIKE GRIND, in addition to other environmentally conscious materials, contributing toward LEED points.

NIKE - Playtop


 1990, nearly 28 million pairs of athletic shoes and 30,000 tons of manufacturing scrap have been recycled globally. NIKE GRIND creates a viable marketplace for recycling in the sporting goods industry and is a major driver of NIKE zero-waste goals.

NIKE - Turf

To learn more about NIKE GRIND and our partners, please visit our website.



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