With Flyleather, Nike says its delivering a more sustainable material that is five times stronger and 40 percent lighter than traditional leather. The shoes are the result of a hydro process that bonds recycled leather and synthetic fibers, producing a material that Nike claims is comparable to real leather.
The first Flyleather release, the Tennis Classic, is already available, with a few other limited edition pairs up for grabs through an online contest. Before winners are announced, we had the opportunity to unbox the entire inaugural collection, which also consists of the Air Jordan 1, Air Max 90, Air Force 1 Low and Cortez. Expect a lot of white, plenty of Guava Ice, a healthy amount of safari print and everybody's favorite—gold stickers! Watch the video above for the full unboxing experience and be sure you subscribe to Sole Collector on Youtube for more sneaker content.