Leather for footwear

Since time immemorial, footwear has always been attached to genuine leather. Our most distant ancestors tanned the skins of the animals they hunted to make their own footwear.

Today we have a wide variety of leathers and finishes for our footwear. Let's see some examples:

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FLOWER BEEF : This type of leather is the highest quality, resistant and durable. It is obtained from the outermost layer of the skin and this gives it some very special characteristics:

  • It is very breathable.
  • It is easy to clean.

This skin tells us a unique and different story in each case. Therefore, it may have small imperfections due to injuries, bites or wrinkles that the animal may have had throughout its life.

Cowhide for Footwear
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SUEDE: It is obtained from the lower layers of the skin, where it is divided mechanically.

Its touch is velvety due to the sanding it receives during its tanning and it is highly appreciated in many sectors due to its resistance, such as gardening, foundries,...

Split Leather for Footwear

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NOBUCK: It is obtained from the outermost layer of cattle, and whose main characteristic is an extremely fine sanding that provides a smooth and homogeneous texture.

In this way, a very aesthetic result is achieved, which is used both for footwear and for products of great daily use and wear.

Nubuck Leather for Shoes

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GREASED: A variant of the flower beef. Its oiled finish gives it a silky touch and in turn protects it from water, it is waterproof.

Another aspect that makes it very attractive is its aged appearance and durability.

It can be said that this skin is alive since the fat moves with use and gives it character as we use it.

Oiled Cowhide for Footwear

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PATENT: This famous material is nothing more than a cowhide to which a few layers of varnish have been applied that makes it shiny.

Precisely this varnish makes it a material that is resistant to water and dirt since it is very easy to clean.

Patent Leather for Shoes
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SUEDE: Suede, which is also known as chamois, or suede, comes mainly from elk, although today it is not the only animal from which it is extracted. It is also usually obtained from lamb, goat, calf or pig.

Then, the leather that is used to obtain the final result is obtained from the internal part of the hide, which is marinated, tanned and sanded.

This type of leather is known for being very soft, thin, elegant and pleasant to the touch.

Suede Leather for Footwear

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HAIR: Generally cow or goat skin with natural hair dyed in different shades or patterns to give it exclusivity and showiness.

They imitate all kinds of exotic or fantasy animal.

Fur for Footwear

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GOAT: Goatskin is a very flexible and resistant material, which makes it one of the most demanded skins on the market.

Its thinness and resistance allow obtaining the precision and quality required in any design.

Although the skin is thin, it is compact in structure and extraordinarily flexible; that is why it can be worked with great ease.

Goat Skin for Footwear

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LAMINATED: Laminated leathers are tanned leathers to which a plastic sheet is adhered to the upper part, or grain as it is also known.

This is done through a process in which both heat and pressure are applied.

In this way, it is achieved that the sheet adheres homogeneously to the entire surface of the skin.

In general, they are usually very striking and showy colors.

Laminated Leather for Footwear

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LAMB: Lambskin is basically sheepskin without wool. This material is undoubtedly phenomenal, much softer and lighter than cowhide.

It is a warm, flexible, elegant leather that is very pleasant to the touch. That is why many of the garments are made with this material.

Lambskin for Footwear
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FANTASY: Fantasy leather can be seen in all types of leather, whether of goat or bovine origin.

They are usually prints, perforations or drawings on the leather itself, which make it very showy and daring.

Ideal to give a touch of exclusivity to your projects.

Fantasy Leather for Shoes

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ENGRAVING: An engraved leather, as its own name indicates, are leathers that have been subjected to a heat iron with a mold.

These molds can imitate different animals, textures, drawings, etc... such as crocodile, snake, lizard, alligator, etc...

They can be skins of any origin, but the most common are bovine skins since they better resist the engraving process.

Embossed Leather for Footwear

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PIG: Pigskin has a number of characteristics that make it ideal for use indoors or for lining.

They are hypoallergenic and breathable skins. In turn, they are very fine, soft and flexible skins, but resistant at the same time.

A pigskin interior is always synonymous with quality and durability in your product.

Pigskin for Footwear

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Remember that La Tendeta del Cuero is made up of a team of professionals with more than 20 years of experience in the leather sector, so if you have any questions you can ask us through any means of communication that we have available, chat , WhatsApp, email, Telephone…. and we will be happy to help you.