Nike Introduces its New Super Material FlyLeather

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When Nike first introduced Flyknit back in 2012, no one outside of Beaverton knew just how groundbreaking the technology would be. But now, five years in, it’s certain that the revolutionary development is one that has changed the course of Nike’s history forever.

Nike today debuts FlyLeather, another innovation with the potential to reshape the way we view sneakers. Sustainable, lightweight, and engineered for performance, FlyLeather is created through an innovative process that uses 90 percent less water and has an 80 percent lower carbon footprint than traditional leather manufacturing.

Five times more durable than classic full-grain leather, FlyLeather equally applies 50 percent recycled natural leather fiber and water power. This will allow your favorite Nike and Jordan Brand shoes to be produced with greater quality. Moreover, with the cost of sneaker production continuing to rise, using recycled materials is an effort for brands like Nike to keep cost down (or at least at bay).

Nike will unveil FlyLeather constructed sneakers during a new initiative called Climate Week NYC 2017. The first pairs produced will be the Tennis Classic, Air Jordan 1, Air Force 1, Air Max 90 and a Cortez. To learn more about how you can purchase the products when they release, visit here.

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