Leather has long been the choice material for shoes and there is a good reason why. Leather's durability is incomparable to synthetic materials. The strength and restorative ability of a top quality leather makes the higher price tag worth it alone.
Not all leathers are created equal though, cheaper leathers like bonded leather and genuine leather are mixed with synthetic material and won't have the same quality or durability. A top quality leather should resemble a real hide and not peel or have a plastic feel to it. That’s one reason why natural markings on our shoes are not considered imperfections. They are a testament to the leather’s quality and authenticity.
If you're on the fence about whether to invest in a pair of leather shoes for yourself, here are 5 good reasons why you should.
1. Perfect Fit.
Narrow feet, average feet, wide feet- they all love leather. Leather shoes offer a fit like no other because it changes to accommodate the shape of your foot. It adapts to fit you perfectly offering a comfort you won’t find with a synthetic shoe.
If you know, you know. Once you wear a real pair of leather shoes, there’s no going back. The feel of a lightweight, soft leather on your feet can’t be replicated.
3. Fresh, Cool & Clean.
Leather’s breathability makes them the perfect material for shoes. Feet wont get overheated, or smelly and shoes will stay fresh and clean.
Leather is tough. It can withstand wear or tear and when it does get scuffed up, you can make it look like new by using a leather conditioner. Synthetic materials peel or wear down, but when it is taken care of, leather stands the test of time.
5. It Looks Good.
People know a good shoe when they see one and you know it when you wear one. Leather shoes feel good and look good.