What is Nike Flyleather?"An engineered leather material that looks, feels and smells like
natural leather, made by binding at least 50% reclaimed leather fibers
together in an innovative, environmentally sustainable water-powered process."
The Greatest Advance in
Leather, Since LeatherNike Flyleather reclaims leather otherwise lost in the
manufacturing process to create a material that’s 40% lighter and 5x
more abrasion resistant than full grain leather. The process reduces
our water use with a smaller carbon footprint vs.
traditional leather manufacturing.
Keeps Waste Out of LandfillsIn traditional leather shoe manufacturing, some leather palette
falls to tannery floors, eventually going to landfills. We reclaim these
leather fibers to create a material that’s better for the environment.
Discover the Benefits
Lightweight Nike Flyleather is 40% lighter
than full grain leather.
Nike Flyleather is 5x more abrasion
resistant than full grain leather.
SustainableNike Flyleather reduces our carbon footprint
vs. traditional leather manufacturing.
Nike FlyleatherBehind the DesignThe initial inspiration for Nike Flyleather was born out of a challenge to evolve leather into the performance material it once
was—before the invention of advanced performance materials like engineered mesh and Flyknit. The key was to do so while
still preserving the things people love about leather, like the look, feel and even the smell.
Another crucial factor lay in the desire to reduce the environmental footprint associated with leather manufacturing, which not
only uses a lot of energy and chemicals, but also results in a great deal of leftover scrap material. The mission became not only
to invent a better version of leather, but also to reinvent the material production process to be more sustainable.
“Flyleather is Nike’s most sustainable engineered leather, including synthetic leather.”
“Flyleather is Nike's most sustainable engineered
leather, including synthetic leather.” Bhupesh Dua, Director, Materials Technology at Nike
Shop Nike FlyleatherCheck out our latest Nike Flyleather footwear.