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Why Nike’s Flyleather Matters to the Future

Nike Flyleather Air Force 1

Nike Flyleather is a new super material. It is made with at least 50 percent recycled natural leather fiber. That matters, because it means Nike Flyleather deftly balances a much-loved tactile quality with an important reduction in the carbon footprint and water usage required to manufacture it.

It’s also cool because — if we’re thinking about the future — Nike Flyleather becomes the answer to retaining the qualities intrinsic to some of Nike’s greatest icons (think the Air Force 1 and Air Jordan 1) with an environmentally responsible process.

It can carry all types of feels

Think full grain and smooth leather and suede (which actually comes from the reverse side of a Nike Flyleather roll).

Nike Flyleather

Also more overt textures

Both embossing and embossing effects can create strong texture plays on Nike Flyleather, seen on this custom AF1.

Nike Flyleather

It lets prints sing

Sharp and smooth.

Nike Flyleather

Laser embellishments too

Offering a fresh take on branding opportunities.

Nike Flyleather

Brian Betschart
Brian Betschart
Founder and Editor of SF, Brian is considered an expert when it comes to sneakers. Collecting since he was in elementary school, his collection has grown to over 500 pairs and counting. Brian has published articles since 2004, and in 2006, he decided to create Sneaker Files.

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