PS: Ottman’s summary of NIKE’s Considered Boot:
Nike designers chose to do ‘more with less’. A typical Nike light hiking shoe contains 30 different materials – the Nike Considered Boot contains 14. By weaving parts of the upper on the Boot, designers used only the length of material required. To improve recycling, metal eyelets were eliminated. The two-piece outsole was designed to snap together, reducing adhesives and simplifying recyclability. Where possible, materials were sourced locally to reduce transportation energy use.
The result? The Nike Considered Boot generated 61 percent less waste in manufacturing than a typical Nike light hiking boot. The use of solvents has been cut by 89 percent. And a stunning 35 percent less energy was required to create a pair of boots.

Does anyone know whether that woven top is waterproof?


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