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Made to Be Remade, So They can Run Again

ASICS announced a new product this week to push sustainability further, the NIMBUS MIRAI. The Nimbus Mirai is a performance running shoe designed to be remade at the end of its life. ASICS has partnered with TerraCycle to help with its collection at the end of life from consumers.

Over the past few years, ASICS has made progress in terms of pushing out products aligned with its mission to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Nimbus Mirai comes after ASICS released the GEL-LYTE III Cm 1.95 shoe last year – the lightest CO2e emitting sneaker on the market last year.

How can the Nimbus Mirai be Remade?

A natural question coming from this announcement will be how the Nimbus Mirai can be remade. Based on what ASICS shared, this is how Nimbus Mirai can be remade:

  • Designed with uniform polyester material with entire upper has no overlays,
  • A special type of original ASICS-created glue to help with easier recycling process,
  • ASICS has tested that 87.3% of the upper material can be retrieved as a new polyester material ready to be remade,
  • Nimbus Mirai features an FF Blast Plus Eco midsole – which is made from approx. 24% renewable sources (e.g., sugar cane processing).
  • ASICS is working with partners to ensure the shoe’s sole too has a second life.

Overall, the product is set to emit 6.1kg CO2e across its lifecycle with material taking almost 70% of the emission. Based on ASICS’s carbon footprint methodology version 1.1, the industry average carbon emissions is 14.4kg CO2e. This meant that the Nimbus Mirai is about 57% lower than the industry average.

Product (Brand)Amount of CO2e
Nimbus Mirai (ASICS)6.1 kg
Tree Dasher 2 (Allbirds)6.01 kg
Tree Flyer 2 (Allbrids)7.21 kg
ZR 01 (Zen Running Club)Undisclosed
Nimbus 26 (ASICS)10.8 kg
Ghost 15 (Brooks)9.27 kg
Table 1: Carbon Emissions of Running Shoes

Where is the Nimbus Mirai available today?

Currently, runners can return the NIMBUS MIRAI™ at ASICS stores or through shipping in a number of markets around the world. These markets are, The U.S., Canada, UK, Netherlands, France, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. Unfortunately, Singapore is not on the list yet but hopefully one day. Lets hope that ASICS will be able to implement this into more markets. Till then, just keep running.

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