Nike SB Evolves the Ever-Popular Janoski with New Flyleather Construction

Since debuting in 2009, Nike SB‘s Janoski has become one of the world’s most quintessential pieces of skate footwear due to its unique boat shoe-inspired shape and go-anywhere nature. Now, it’s set to evolve with a sustainable Flyleather RM makeup. With an upper made up of at least 50% recycled leather fiber, the shoe is the latest piece of Nike‘s push towards sustainability — and practices circular design principles in an understated fashion.

The Janoski Flyleather RM’s debut colorway is a soft “Island Green,” with the upper material flipped inside-out for a feel that’s soft and suede-like to the touch. Laces are constructed of recycled materials and even the white Swoosh graphics are mindful of materials — using just enough thread to show the signature check’s shape. Tongues retain a signature Stefan Janoski fabric patch, Zoom Air is loaded in the heel, and speckled NikeGrind gum midsoles/outsoles are thinned out in select areas for a more lightweight, broken-in feel.

Nike SB’s environmentally conscious Janoski Flyleather RM is set to release via the Nike webstore and select skateshops on September 7. A retail price has yet to be announced.

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