Seventh, the shoes are disposed of after use. Nike recycles their shoes by grinding the shoes down to create new athletic tracks, fields, or courts. This is environmentally favorable because it removes waste from dumps and creates another new product.
“The outsole is used for track surfaces, interlocking gym floor tile and playground surfacing.
The midsole creates cushion for basketball courts, tennis courts, and fields,
The upper fabric becomes athletic-surface padding and equestrian surfacing” (Nike).