Nike continues to lead the charge in the footwear industry regarding sustainability and eco-friendly initiatives. With the brand's Move to Zero initiative, Nike has been pushing boundaries and setting industry standards, aiming for a more sustainable and eco-conscious product approach. And now, the brand is taking a giant leap forward by introducing its new platform to sell refurbished sneakers online.
Over the past few years, Nike has been committed to producing footwear using sustainable materials and practices. Their experiments at select Nike outlet locations across the US showed an extension of this ethos. Here, they introduced the program of repurposing products returned after being worn. This innovative approach bolsters the company's bottom line and proves instrumental in environmental conservation by preventing unnecessary waste.
With the introduction of its new website dedicated to refurbished sneakers (which is currently in beta), Nike aims to provide its customers with an economically viable and environmentally responsible option. Like their in-store model, Nike meticulously inspects every pair that cannot be sold as brand new, ensuring they undergo a stringent sanitizing and cleaning process. Once the inspection is completed, each pair is assigned one of three conditions: "Like New," "Gently Worn," or "Slightly Imperfect."
Nike Refurbished Conditions
- Like New: Sneakers in this category are perfect or near-perfect. They look pristine, with no visible signs of wear or flaws.
- Slightly Imperfect: These shoes have no signs of wear but might possess slight aesthetic imperfections such as stains, marks, discolorations, or fading. Apart from these minor flaws, they're practically in a new condition.
- Gently Worn: Sneakers under this label are in excellent condition but may display light wear or slight imperfections.
Nike Refurbished Process
Step 1: Our team of experts inspects items that cannot be sold as new.Step
Step 2: Each eligible product is carefully cleaned and sanitized.Step
Step 3: The item is given a condition grade by the team—like new, gently worn or slightly imperfect.
Nike Refurbished Discount Price
Nike’s products on the Refurbished site are discounted based on their condition. The discount applied varies by product and condition. Up to this point, we have seen Nike Dunk Low Pandas go for over 50% off and the Nike Pegasus for 40% off.
Nike Refurbished Shipping
Shipping is limited to the United States (excluding Puerto Rico). Shipping on all orders is $7 flat.
Nike Refurbished Returns
Additionally, all purchases made on this website are deemed final sales, with returns only accepted if the product arrives damaged, defective, or doesn't match its online description. Notably, Nike Refurbished products bought online cannot be returned to physical stores.
Nike Refurbished Promo Codes
Promo codes and discounts applicable on nike.com don't extend to the refurbished site.
Nike Refurbished Warranty
Despite these refurbished sneakers not being brand-new, Nike ensures customers that they maintain quality. Like their standard products, Nike Refurbished items also come under the brand's usual warranty. This means if, within two years of the manufacturing date, your Nike Refurbished sneaker reveals a material or workmanship flaw (that needed to be described in its product detail), it's eligible for a full refund. Specific products also have particular guarantees or warranties, details of which would be provided on the accompanying label or hang tag.