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Our mission is to recycle Nike Grind materials to create new components of recovery aids such as crutches and walking boots!

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Being athletes for all of our lives, we have had out fair share of injuries. We were forced to use recovery tools such as crutches, walking boots, scooters, you name it, in order to recovery fast and correctly. Lets face it, these recovery tools really aren’t the most comfortable thing to use especially when you have to use them for months at a time, in some cases. We want to make the recovery process as comfortable as possible because the last thing you should worry about is the pain from your walking boot when all you want to think about is recovering and getting healthy again! We want to re-think every aspect of current recovery tools from the rubber footings of crutches to padding for a scooter or walking boot to the fabric of a sling!

Company / Organization Name (if applicable)

Recovery Grinds

Which Nike Grind materials will your idea utilize?

  • Rubber Outsoles
  • Rubber Flashings
  • Rubber Granulate
  • EVA Foam Injection Scraps
  • EVA Foam Flashings
  • EVA Foam Sheets & Blocks
  • EVA Foam Components
  • Laminated EVA Foam
  • Laminated PU Foam
  • Mixed Apparel Textile
  • Mixed Footwear Textile
  • Footwear Fiber "Fluff"
  • Full Grain Leather Scraps
  • Split Leather Scraps Coated
  • Synthetic Leather

How specifically will these materials be incorporated into your solution?

Rubber/foam - footings of crutches, bottom of walking boots, etc. Fabric - Padding, exterior fabric, straps, aesthetic, etc. Textile Fluff - Comfort components Leather - aesthetic etc.

Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)

Just our walking boot example!

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

EVERYONE!! Athletes Professionals Seniors Children Parents Friends

How will you scale your idea? Please describe in detail your plan to scale your concept.

Start small, pitching the idea to some local PT facilities and schools as tools and market to more and more!!

How is your idea innovative?

We usually only have basic recovery tools for our use. Doctors offices use the same brands and there isn't much diversity plus they are pretty uncomfortable. We could market as supplements to your basic recovery tools!

What inspired this idea?

Being injured many times and being uncomfortable while recovering!

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

My name is Kayleigh McCabe and I am a recent graduate from NJIT with a degree in architecture. I have been an athlete my entire life, since I was 6 through college and even now! I have always had a passion for design and athletics!

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What is your legal / organizational structure? (if applicable)

Sole Proprietor

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

There wouldn't be any way for my idea to gain traction without your help, guidance and resources!

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