Nike vows to stop making football boots with kangaroo leather after campaign ... trends now
David Beckham famously gave them the boot in 2006 after activists sent him graphic images of animals being slaughtered for his shoes.
And now the premium kangaroo leather football boots ditched by the former England captain and made by the likes of Nike, Adidas and Puma, are soon to be given the red card after pressure from animal rights campaigners, celebrities and a clampdown in the US.
It comes after Nike last week announced it would drop the use of kangaroo skins in all its products by the end of year.
The US giant ended its partnership with its only kangaroo leather supplier in 2021.
The company said its famed Tiempo football boot range - which have reportedly been worn by England midfielder Jordan Henderson and Liverpool and Netherlands centre-back Virgil - will in future be made with a synthetic fabric.
Nike last week announced it would drop the use of kangaroo skins in all its products by the end of year
David Beckham wore football boots made with kangaroo leather until 2006 when he swapped them for shoes made of synthetic materials after activists sent him graphic images of animals being