Nubuk is derived from natural full-grain leather. The outer epidermal layer of natural leather is maintained because the fibres, or grain, are naturally very close-bonded. This gives the leather a tough and water resistant consistency, with natural insulation against the cold. In order to obtain the characteristic velvety suede effect of Nubuk leather, the natural grain is given a light sanding. This results in more breathable, supple leather with a better response to water-proofing agents but which retains the desirable characteristics of full-grain leather.
A homologated synthetic textile with its natural appearance is famous for being extremely resistant to wear and tear, and for keeping its soft and comfortable look long after other conventional materials appear worn out and old. The advantages of using Cordura® in our boots are low weight and soft and flexible touch. It is breathable while also offering excellent water repellent qualities.