The Most Common Types of Shoe Leather (II)

In this seire article we share with you the most used types of shoe leather around the world

Roughout

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Roughout

This is full-grain leather turned upside down, with the rough side on the outside and the smooth side on the inside, creating a rustic look, much coarser than suede.

Its durability and impermeability are great, since it is a thick skin, so much so that in World War II the American Marine Corps chose boots with this type of leather for their uniform, as they did not need polishing and “breathed well”.

Chamois

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Chamois

Like suede, its hide originally came from an animal known as chamois (read chamoá), a mountain goat found in Europe, today it can be sheepskin or lamb.

The process of obtaining chamois is a mixture of nubuck and suede, dividing the skin to obtain the roughest part on one side and a smooth texture on the other thanks to the sanding of the surface.

Of course you can also check out another related article:

The Most Common Types of Shoe Leather (I)

The Most Common Types of Shoe Leather (III)

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