Nike SB have upped their efforts with regards to endorsing sustainability products by releasing a new eco friendly signature shoe for long term rider Stephan Janowski. nike have described the introduction of the shoe as "The Greatest Advance in Leather, Since Leather."
The shoe is composed of an engineered leather material that looks, feels and smells like natural leather, made by binding at least 50% recycled leather fibres together with synthetic fibres using an innovative water-powered process that has a lower impact on climate change compared to traditional full-grain leather.
The Nike Flyleather uses recycled leather fibres otherwise discarded in the leather manufacturing process to create a material that's more abrasion resistant than full-grain leather and is 40% more lightweight than full-grain leather.
Stefan and Elissa Steamer travelled to the UK to see how the shoe is made and caught up with fellow skaters Korahn Gayle, Casper Brooker and Kyron Davis. The shoe is now available on the Nike SB Website