Nike have revealed a premium collection of hybrid leather boots: Nike Tech Craft.
The latest range of Nike boots – Hypervenom, Magista, Mercurial and Tiempo – all look the same but with the added benefit of a thin layer of classic looking leather in high ball-contact areas.
The application of leather to the upper delivers a responsive touch on the ball. Great care was taken to ensure the softness of the leather was not compromised as it was fused onto the upper. The footwear team leveraged a balance of oils to offset the steam and prevent the leather from stiffening. Nike All Conditions Control was integrated into the process to provide enhanced ball control in both dry and wet conditions.
Nike Tech Craft boots, to be worn by Edinson Cavani, Alexis Sanchez and Blaise Matuidi, are available from August 11 via the Nike Football App and August 13 on Nike.com.