Natural Leather Shoes

Natural leathers differ in:
method of grinding
method of painting
This type of leather is made from hides, where there is a certain amount of natural defects, which are polished. Further, by embossing, a pattern is applied that replenishes the lost natural pattern, to create a uniform surface (half-face). The surface of the skin is covered with a thin layer of topcoat.
Features: the hair pouches are half filled with dyes, which increases the resistance of the shoe surface to scratches. It also allows you to make shoes in a wide range of colors.
Before dyeing, this type of leather is completely sanded, and then the surface is covered with several layers of opaque top coat.
Features: This leather is surface scratch resistant. It also allows you to make shoes in a wide range of colors. It is not demanding to care for and is durable.
Any smooth leather can be embossed. A pattern of any design is applied to the surface of the skin (for example, under the skin of a crocodile, snake, etc.) using special rollers under the influence of high pressure and high temperatures. Then the skin is covered with a layer of top coat and protective varnish.
Features: in this way, the shades and texture of reptile skin are most realistically conveyed. These leathers are resistant to dirt and water repellent. This leather is used in footwear to accentuate the elements of the boot, making it more stylish, fashionable and relevant.
Suede is a natural leather that does not have a "natural face", coated with aniline dye and polished with abrasives to give a fleecy look. Suede is made by one of two methods: the first - during tanning, the leather passes through a cutting machine, where the leather is divided into two layers with long, very sharp knives, the first layer is used to make smooth leather, and the second - to suede; the second method consists of turning the skin inside out and sanding the inside of it. This type of suede is called purl suede because the face layer remains on the inside of the shoe.
Features: suede shoes have a very expensive and noble look. Suede is a very porous material that allows the shoe to "breathe", it passes and absorbs water well. Requires constant careful care.
Nubuck is made from carefully selected soft and elastic grained leathers treated with aniline dye. Thanks to the granular surface and polishing of the front side of the leather, nubuck gets the well-known fine velvet pile.
Features: shoes made of nubuck are characterized by an attractive appearance. However, nubuck requires more careful care with special means to preserve the appearance of the shoe.
At the first stage of production, the leather is subjected to the same processing as in the production of regular nubuck. However, the material is then passed through a heated cylinder, with the help of which a mixture of oils and wax is applied to the skin. The raw material is then dried within 24 hours to avoid fat deposits on the surface of the skin.
The result: With all the good looks of nubuck, oiled nubuck is more durable, easier to clean and repels dirt. Thus, shoes made from this material have a longer service life.
Washed leather: fully treated leather or suede is moistened and "ironed" when wet, that is, placed under a heated press. After such treatment, leather / suede takes on a slightly worn look, and sometimes a special “cracking”.
Result: decorative inserts in shoes are made from such leather in order to give it an original look. The care for this leather is the same as for smooth leather or suede.
Aged skin acquires its appearance thanks to a special coloration, as a result of which the dye (coloring pigment) is applied to the skin unevenly. The finished product gives the impression that in some places the coloring has wiped off, but this is only a decorative effect, which is very fashionable and relevant at the present time. Sometimes a more pronounced "aging" is achieved by uneven embossing of the leather, applying a larger pattern to the material in some places.
Result: this material is very relevant at the present time and a large number of First Clozet shoes of various subgroups are made from it.
To make patent leather, a layer of PU (polyurethane) is applied to natural leather, which is further polished and covered with a protective layer of varnish. The latest collection uses lamination (a film is applied to the skin under the influence of high temperature).
Result: such leather is very fashionable and beautiful, it requires care only with special means and is not recommended for wearing in severe frosts. This material has one serious drawback, it does not breathe at all.

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