Athletes, soccer players and basketball players will soon be able to wear sports trainers made out of a new man-made leather billed as a lighter, more durable, breathable and environmentally-friendly alternative to natural leather. Called Parcassio, the new leather is a mildew-free alternative to natural leather and follows years of super-micro fibre research and leather tanning technology by experts at Clarino - a division of Japan's Kuraray Co Ltd.