Good to know about leather
Together with our partners, we work to improve our processes. This also applies to the tanning of the leather.
We make sure that the tanneries we work with are certified by the LWG.
Leather is a natural product. It is very durable and keeps you warm. Leather has a high tensile strength, can stretch well at the same time, it is aging and temperature resistant.
Leather can be absorbed up to 30% without the product being "wet".
The leathers we use are so-called through-dyed, natural leathers. This means our leathers are dyed with soluble dyes and not treated with top color (just dyed through). This preserves the natural grain of the leather.
Of course, in the production of shoes and the selection of leather, care is taken to use leather for a pair of shoes that also looks the same, yet leather is a natural product and may have different grain pattern. In natural leathers are (especially in smooth leather) hairholes, the scarring and sometimes even residues of e.g. Insect bites recognizable.
For dyed-through leathers that are particularly colorful, they may discolour slightly in extreme wet conditions. Such a thing will never be prevented. However, we try to feed such leather mostly inside, so that the dyeing is not too strong.
A dermis always has two sides. One flesh side and one hair side, also called meat-remote upper side.
In addition to fine smooth leather, we use nubuck leather on some models. Nubuck is called fine rough leather, which was fine sanded on the top. This gives it an almost velvety-looking character. Mostly calf nubuck or bovine nubuck is used for this type of leather. In nubuck leather, the scarring remains largely intact.
Our leathers are mostly milled after the tanning. After tanning, leather is often a bit hard. Sometimes you need something harder leather z.b. if you want to make a perforation so a perforation of a leather. This one sees z.b. in the so-called Budapest shoes, which have a perforation in the toe area. Most of our shoes should however are cuddly and pleasantly soft.
The leather is then rolled after dressing for about 10-12 hours in barrels at high speed. This stretch and shrub movement makes the leather soft and supple. The individual tanner then has his very special secret, how he gets the smoothness of his leather a little better than the competition. E.g. added cork So should soften the leather a bit more.