Sneaker Lexicon


  • Das Upper des ZX adidas ist auseinandergebaut

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Have you always wanted to know what exactly upper means? No problem, in our exclusive sneaker lexicon we explain almost all the terms in the scene. And if you can't find a term, write us a message and we'll help you right away! 

The upper is the upper material or upper part of a sneaker. It can come in a wide variety of materials and colors and often has additional applications to give the shoe dimension. Different fabrics and types of leather are also often combined.

Famous upper materials include 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 is made from waste, is also a popular material for the upper described here.

Pro tip: If you make a mess of the upper material of your sneakers, it is often helpful to find out which cleaners are best for the different materials. Specialist retailers should be able to help you with this, 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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  • Nike Flyknit Upper

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