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The upper is the upper material or the upper part of a sneaker. This can come in a wide variety of materials and colors and often has other applications that are intended to give the shoe dimension. Different fabrics and types of leather are often combined.
Well-known upper materials are, for example, Flyknit from Nike and Primeknit from adidas, both of which have celebrated enormous success with their technologies in recent years. The Parley upper material from adidas, which consists of garbage, is also a popular material for the upper described here.
Pro tip: If you ever mess up your sneaker uppers, it often helps to find out which cleaners are best for different materials. In specialist shops you should usually be able to get help, otherwise you can contact Collonil or BAMA Urban Elements directly. Both companies produce high-quality cleaners that do the least damage to the materials.
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Here you can see the upper separated from the mid sole and the individual parts: