In 2012, Nike introduced the iconic Flyknit tech at the London Summer Olympics. Athlestes like Ashton Eaton, Trey Hardee and Mo Farah led the revolutionary pack.
Five years later, Nike is back at it again with brand new knitted technology dubbed as the Flyleather.
According to Nike, it is 40 percent lighter and stronger than your usual leather fare. it also ushers in a big change in environmental effect. It narrows down the carbon footprint to almost one half in comparison with traditional leather. Flyweather mimics athletic, pigmented full-grain leathers in everything from fit to touch,” says Tony Bignell, Nike VP of Footwear Innovation.
Produced from excess cow hide that is supposedly discarded during the manufacturing process, Nike is gathering these scraps and making them useful. Recycled and woven with synthetic fibers, dyed, rolled, cut and used.
To celebrate this milestone, Nike has coincided this tech with the Flyweather Tennis Classic to be available September 18 on Nike.com and at the Nike SoHo store, NikeLab 21 Mercer and Dover Street Market in New York City.
More shoes in the future will see this material spin. Are you feeling this move?
Have you seen the Comme des Garcons x Nike Flyknit Triple Racer? It's another shoe worth the double take.