Tough and versatile Breathable Water-resistant Micro-fibre. Soft to touch polyester substrate with polyurethane ‘skin’. Matt/satin finish, with a light grain. Can be polished or left plain. Can be proofed with dubbin and regular shoe-care products.
Cotton Backed Polyurethane
This material is water resistant but not breathable. It can be hand washed or wiped with a damp cloth to clean.
Microfibre is made from polyester and polyurethane. It is a soft to touch, comfortable material that is designed to let your feet breathe naturally. It is not water-resistant but can be made more water-resistant with spray-on proofers (these sometimes darken the material). It is quite hard to keep clean but can be wiped with a damp cloth.
Quite strong, but not very breathable or water-resistant. Water-resistance can be improved with spray-on proofers.(this will darken some fabrics).-Can be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
Lightweight fashion material, non breathable/water resistant, clean with warm soapy water.
A lightweight breathable Polyurethane/Cotton material.
Soft to touch and with a light grain, this leather-looking material is ideal for sports footwear and women's dress shoes.
Like the Vegetan uppers this fabric has a built-in cotton backer which gives added strength and makes for being more environmentally friendly by being more biodegradable. Clean with a damp cloth and proof with polish, dubbin or spray on proofers.
A hard wearing breathable microfibre that looks and feels amazingly like supple leather. Wipe with a damp cloth to clean. Use spray-on waterproofer or our dubbin. This material will darken slightly with the use of shoe care products.
The toughest, hardest wearing and most water resistant breathable material that we use. Like all our materials it takes little 'breaking-in', is exceptionally like high quality leather in performance and has a distinctive grain. Use polish or dubbin.
Vegetan Smooth Grain
Hard wearing, breathable upper material with classic smooth finish. Creases just like the leather equivalent. Use polish, dubbin or spray on proofers.
Vegetan (Fake) Suede
Super soft to touch, breathable but not water resistant. Our fake suede makes very comfortable footwear. As with real suede it is not easy to keep clean. It can be proofed with a spray-on waterproofer and can be brushed as real suede/nubuck.
Our standard upper material, good for every day wear. Breathable and water resistant and approx 70-80% Biodegradable. Clean with polish or dubbin.
The most simple of our microfiber materials, sometimes referred to as ‘raw’, it is less processed than most and un-dyed. Used as the base cloth to make our Bucky material.
Very breathable like real suede. Soft to the touch and abrasion resistant. Being neutral/uncoloured/undyed it does not lose its colour. Colour can be added and dubbin /polish will soak in and darken the finish.