What is Nylon Cordura?
Cordura is the brand name for a family of fabrics used in high-performance apparel and footwear. It was originally developed by the DuPont company in 1929 for use in military tires for its light-weight, flexible, and puncture-resistant qualities. This fabric is made up of synthetic fibers or or hybrid blends with cotton and other natural fibers. Cordura is used in many types of applications that require a lightweight, abrasion-resistant fabric. It has traditionally been used for outdoor items such as tents, backpacks, apparel, and other applications that require tough fabric that can stand up to the elements and wear and tear. Cordura was designed specifically for its abrasion- resistance and lightweight durability. Today it is used in many types of apparel and footwear that are designed with ruggedness and durability in mind. It has been used in military boots since the 1970s and provides lightweight, abrasion resistance fabric that is ideal for combat and tactical footwear. Cordura is typically used in shoe and boot uppers that can come into contact with debris or sharp objects. When traversing through difficult terrain, Cordura will protect the wearer from tears, cuts, scrapes and punctures from objects and terrain that the wearer comes into contact with.