What Gives Suede and Nubuck That distinctive look?

- Jun 26, 2019-

Both types of leather are sanded to produce a velvet soft feel. The main difference is that nubuck is sanded on the outer surface ofthe leather, the part that would have been the exterior skin of the animal, while suede is sanded on the inner layer of the skin.

Naps are short protein fibers that give suede and nubuck that fluffy and velvety surface. To keep naps raised use a soft nap brush;these soft bristles dont damage the sensitive suede nubuck surface and work to lift nap upright, giving your shoes that traditiona velvet feel.