Nike Tech Craft Pack - The Making of Nike's Leather Boots Pack in Italy

Nike top-end boots are made in Italy. Today, Nike gave us a unique behind the scenes look at the production of the revolutionary Nike Tech Craft Pack.

The Nike Tech Craft Pack is a premium collection of hybrid leather boots combining Nike's revolutionary technologies NikeSkin and Flywire with a premium Kangaroo leather upper. The Nike Tech Pack brings the soft, responsive touch of leather to the Nike Hypervenom, Nike Magista and Nike Mercurial.

Nike Tech Craft Pack - Innovation Meets Modern Craftsmanship

Traditionally, Nike's best soccer cleats are produced in Montebelluna, Italy. The small and exclusive Italian factory specializes solely in the production of brand's top-of-the-line products and professional athletic boots.

“Tech Craft encompasses our ‘no-compromise’ philosophy. Players don’t have to choose between materials like Flyknit and leather; they can have the benefits of both in one premium pair of boots.” – Nathan VanHook, Nike Football Senior Design Director.

The challenges of fusing leather onto Flyknit and loft mesh required numerous prototypesThe Nike Tech Craft Pack places a thin layer of leather on the upper in high ball-contact areas on the Nike Hypervenom, Nike Magista and Nike Mercurial, while the Nike Tiempo Legend V Boots already feature a super soft Kangaroo leather upper.

“This was a daunting project, as each of our boots have quite different uppers. The challenges of fusing leather onto Flyknit and loft mesh required numerous prototypes and various methods of application before we cracked the code,” said VanHook.

VanHook credits the design team's ability to combine classic craftsmanship with modern methodologies as the key to making the Nike Tech Craft vision a reality. “We cobble by pixel, working with sketch books and sandblasters but also lasers and computer programs. We needed every one of the tools available to us to bring Tech Craft to life.”