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Nike Teams With Billie Eilish for Air Force 1 Made With Recycled Content

Nike will double down on its partnership with Billie Eilish this month as it releases its “first-ever collection” from the newly minted Oscar winner.

The collaboration—set to hit the vegan pop star’s online store April 24 and Nike’s SNKRS app April 25—will include an Air Force 1 made from 18 percent post-consumer recycled content, including a synthetic nubuck upper that uses 80 percent recycled materials. The shoe also features 100 percent recycled polyester details and an underfoot made with Nike Grind.

The Nike Air Force 1 Billie will emulate the “Happier Than Ever” singer’s oversize style with chunky midfoot straps inspired by Nike’s Alpha Force Low and Air Trainer 3. The straps will cover the shoe’s laces and are finished with tabs mirroring the Nike Grind midsole.

Nike and Billie Eilish will release a mushroom-colored Air Force 1 together
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The tonal mushroom color covering the sneaker will carry into the accompanying apparel line. Consisting of a hoodie, sweatpants and T-shirt, the Nike x Billie Apparel Collection will also follow the singer’s loose-fitting ethos. Silicone “Billie Eilish” graphics will embellish the garments.

“The challenge and opportunity with this collection was to respect the originals, but make them my own,” Eilish said in a statement. “It was also important for me to mix in environmentally preferred materials where we could and present them in a way that felt fresh.”

Nike and Billie Eilish will release a mushroom-colored Air Force 1 together
Nike

Though Nike is referring to the collection as its first with Eilish, the two have released footwear together before. Last fall, the singer teamed with Nike’s Jordan Brand to release two vegan sneakers—a slime-green Air Jordan 1 KO and a light tan Air Jordan 15.

News of Nike’s upcoming Eilish collab comes a week after the company unveiled two new performance sneakers that it says will be made with at least 50 percent recycled content by weight. The Pegasus Turbo Next Nature running shoe features a midsole with at least 55 percent ZoomX foam scrap and an upper made from 70 percent post-consumer recycled polyester and 30 percent excess yarn.

The Mercurial Vapor Next Nature football boot will sport an upper made entirely from manufacturing waste. Learnings from the shoe are being scaled throughout the Mercurial family, with a majority of the line’s boots coming to market this fall to be made with at least 20 percent recycled content.