New Nike “Considered” Models

considered_bb_brn_grncr_5.jpgNike has released four new “Considered” sneakers. This is good news, because the first round of sneakers were fairly unattractive. Nike produces these shoes using sustainable manufacturing practices (more details here).

However, Nike has a history of maintaining questionable working conditions in its oversesas factories. More information on this issue can be found on the Responsible Shopper website.

You can see some pictures of the new models on Freshness.

One online store is selling the shoes: PickYourShoes.Com.

Comments 6

  1. Christiaan

    beev, people “always want to slag off Nike” for very good reason. Making a green shoe does not negate the fact that Nike exploits people. But neither does pointing this out negate the fact that Nike appear to be making some environmentally friendly steps. Hitler was a bit of a green; should this negate us from slagging him off? Maybe if it was your daughter being exploited you wouldn’t tend toward such small-minded comments?

  2. beev

    People always want to slag off Nike, even when – as you say – they make a step in the right direction. Maybe they should just forget about sustainable materials, eh?

  3. Justin

    Nike does have a reputation of exploiting workers in other countries. We don’t endorse these practices. I added a note to the posting about this. We featured the sneakers becuase it is step in the right direction in terms of the materials used.

    Many of the products we featured on this site could be manufactured under less-than-ideal working conditions. We don’t have the resources to investigate the entire chain-of-production of the products.

  4. raoul duke

    Using sustainable materials is all well and good, but I can’t help but wonder whether or not these shoes are still assembled by 12 year old vietnamese girls who earn about a nickel per day. Nike’s problems run much deeper than using sustainable materials. Nike needs to stop using slave labor to produce shoes.

  5. SamW

    It may be due to poor searching instincts, but I was not able to find mention of the Considered line on Nike’s website. How are these manufacturing practices ever going to get to the mainstream if the pilot projects don’t market them?

  6. CharlesV

    I’ve been wearing the considerd low top bb for a month or so now, and it’s started to wear pretty dang hard. And despite the material impact, these are still all probably made by 10 year olds.

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