Back To Leather: Nike Tech Craft Collection


Never one to shy away from pushing the boundaries of innovation, Nike once again proves why it's at the forefront of boot design with the Tech Craft Pack: the first collection to offer leather uppers on all silhouettes. This was no easy feat. The uppers of the four existing silos all feature different materials from Flyknit to loft mesh, and figuring out how to fuse a soft layer of leather to these proved to be quite difficult.

The Nike design team utilized a variety of tools and computer technology to create the prototypes that would eventually influence the final designs of the leather boots. All four boots feature a thin layer of leather fused strategically to the high-contact sections of the uppers. The leather was also treated with a balance of oils and steam to prevent stiffening and allow the uppers to retain their responsive ball touch. The Tech Craft Pack will be worn on pitch by Edinson Cavani, Alexis Sanchez, and Blaise Matuidi.

The Nike Tech Craft Pack will be available in adult sizes in The Soccer Shop in late August/ early September.