Suede is the soft, fibrous underside of a cow’s hide. We use top quality suede which has a dense, healthy fibre structure. The leather can be quite thick, so it is split into different pieces of varying quality. We use top quality suede which has a dense, healthy fibre structure. These maintain their shape and strength over time and make shoes that are both comfortable and durable.
Highest quality reverse calf suede comes from a younger animal. It’s called ‘reverse’ calf because the skin is un-split and we retain the aniline full grain back. This suede has a velvet-like nap and a silky feel. Because the actual grain of the skin is still intact, we also use this side of the leather as a lining.