Tech Craft is back, 2 years after the last time Nike used it on one of their signature releases. The Vapor 13 Tech Craft features a supple k-leather upper that has been crafted from the DNA of previous releases. But, as you’d expect, Nike has taken performance to the next level, insuring the k-leather upper provides the type of quality feel on the ball you’d expect from a boot designed for explosive speed.
The application of a leather across the upper is intended to deliver a more responsive touch on the ball. You still get an under layer of material that provides strength through the region. But how do you add a leather to knit materials, keeping it together as one? Well, great care was taken by Nike 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 also integrated into the process to provide enhanced ball control in both dry and wet conditions.
Find the Vapor 13 Tech Craft available for $250 at soccer.com.