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.
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.
To create these systems and develop premier products, NIKE GRIND partners with industry-leading surfacing companies including:
• 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.
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.
To learn more about NIKE GRIND and our partners, please visit our website.