Earlier this week Nike began to introduce the public to their latest textile innovation; Flyleather.
Made with atleast 50% recycled leather fibres, most of which comes from discarded leather waste from the manufacturing process. These leathers are then fused with synthetic fibres during a hydro proces that is so powerful it binds the fibres into one. Not only is it environmentally conscious but Nike also claims that the materials have tested to be 500% more durable in abrasion tests than their typical leathers.
First in line for the Flyleather treatment is the Tennis Classic. One of Nike’s iconic silhouettes the TC dates back to 1973 and still receives love to this day as a regular part of the swoosh’ roster.
With a made in Oregon AF1, AM90, Cortez and Jordan 1 release on the way US residents are now able to enter a raffle to purchase a pair between now and September 30th.