This Nike Grind basketball court in Kwai Chung is made with 20K pairs of old sneakers | Liv

 

This Nike Grind basketball court in Kwai Chung is made with 20K pairs of old sneakers

Hong Kong just got its first ever Nike Grind public court, a basketball court in Kwai Chung made with over 20,000 pairs of old sneakers, and we are kind of in love with it! Part sustainable art project, part sports facility, the old Shek Lei court has been transformed with palettes of Nike Grind, a proprietary material made from a combination of recycled plastic, rubber, foam, fiber, leather, textile, and more. The iconic sportswear brand also enlisted the help of toy designer and illustrator James Jarvis to create the larger-than-life tableau of some of his signature “bubble people” shooting hoops on the court, giving it a decidedly cooler cache than most of the other courts around the city. Consider supporting similar projects by the brand by donating your old sneakers to their Reuse-A-Shoe programme at the Shek Lei Nike branch, which accepts worn athletic footwear from any brand and processes it for recycling.

Upper Roof of Shek Lei Shopping Centre Phase I, 6 Wai Kek St., Kwai Chung


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