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Nike unveils a new, lightweight material made from recycled leather

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Nike unveils a new, lightweight material made from recycled leather
The lifestyle giant rolls out a tennis sneaker that's more durable than ever

In recent years we’ve seen the world's largest clothing companies take a step in the direction of sustainable fashion. In the realm of sneakers, Nike's latest endeavour is the introduction of Flyleather — a lightweight, highly durable material that's more environmentally friendly than its predecessors. 

Manufactured from more than 50% recycled leather fibre, the production process for the Tennis Classic — the first model to be fashioned from Flyleather — requires 90% less water, and reduces carbon footprint by 80%. The result is a sneaker far suprerior; boasting a lighter body that is five times more durable than its full-grain leather counterparts. 

If your Stan Smiths have seen better days, why not consider a pair that can also help save the Earth? 

Nike Flyleather tennis sneakers

Available at Nike.com

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