Nike will soon deliver an update on using kangaroo skin for its Tiempo Soccer Franchise in 2023. According to a statement given by Nike to FN-the brand will drop the use of kangaroo skin in their shoes. The Sportswear Giant Nike inc. announced this statement on Monday. A similar step was first taken by their rival brand, Puma. It will end a highly controversial operation, that had previously drawn rage between consumers and animal activists.
Reported that the new production will debut a new Nike-only shoe with a synthetic body. It will replace the use of kangaroo leather and would give better performance. Debuting a new line of Tiempo football boots, called the Tiempo Legend Elite, will be launched this summer.
Puma will discontinue manufacturing kangaroo leather soccer footwear in 2023. An increasing number of younger, environmentally conscious buyers has also pushed apparel makers to be more sustainable.
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In recent years, Gucci owner Kering, Italy’s Prada, and luxury parka producer Canada Goose Holdings Inc, have all abandoned the use of animal fur in their collections. Since 1971, California has prohibited the sale or importation of kangaroo-derived items.
Puma also stated that the new King will be available in a unique women’s-specific fit for female athletes, including volume and instep height created specifically for a woman’s foot. The decision by Nike and Puma to discontinue the use of kangaroo skin in their football boots is a significant victory for animal welfare campaigners. People have long pushed various firms to discontinue unethical practices involving-animal abuse.