The rubber-like products are put into molds to fit the form of the shoe. The softer products are sewn together to form the final product Nike shoes usually last about one year or so. Depending on the person, the shoes could have a greater lifespan or a shorter lifespan. Materials acquisition Nike shoe laces are made from cotton, a “raw material” or plant directly from the earth. The cotton provides a soft material for the laces. The ends of the laces are bonded by plastic, which is produced by oil or petroleum. Their logo on their shoes is also made of plastic (petroleum).
Nike shoes mainly have rubber as their sole. The rubber is mainly made from special types of trees including rubber trees. The sap from the rubber trees is rubber, waiting to be made into a solid form. Once made into the rubber, it is applied to the shoe. A large number of Nike shoes use Velcro. The Velcro is made of nylon, cotton and polyester. Some of these materials are earth-based materials. Materials processing The cotton being used to produce the shoelaces is woven. The little strands of cotton are woven together creating the shoelace itself. The petroleum is melted into plastic.
The melting produces CO2 emissions into the air, which gets trapped in the earth’s atmosphere. After it is melted, it is put into molds of the Nike logo and is sent to dry. After it is dried, it is applied to the shoes. The production of their shoes can be altered depending on the type of shoe. Manufacturing Once the Nike products are developed. Then, they are then attached to make the shoe. Nike shoes are produced in many countries: China USA Indonesia India Taiwan Thailand Pakistan Vietnam Philippines Malaysia Packaging Nike shoes are packaged in cardboard boxes called shoeboxes.
Depending on a person’s shoe size; there can be more packaging then usual or less packaging than usual. The cardboard used to make the box is compressed paper. It is 100% recycled cardboard, reused from other shoes. The cardboard can be recycled. Distribution The shoes are distributed to Nike stores all around the world by semis, planes, and boats. Use Nike shoes are mainly used for running. But, they have a wide variety of shoe categories: Cleats Basketball Shoes Regular Running Shoes Regular Shoes (mainly for style) Reuse/recycle Recycling or re-manufacturing products into something new.
(Reduces the amount of raw materials that have to be used in the manufacturing process and usually saves energy). Recycling can save old things and reuse them and turn them into a brand new item. Some tennis shoes have been recycled and turned into basketball courts. Nike encourages people to recycle the shoebox they are given, which is made out of cardboard. Recycling includes: Plastic, plastic bottles, cans, glass, etc. Disposal When Nike are disposed they usually end up in landfills. Sometimes the shoes are donated to less fortunate people or turned into hand-me-downs.