Hide is usually split into several layers. The dermal layer just below the grain is the layer we cure for our split suede. We choose only the highest quality split leather, which has undergone sophisticated treatments to impart extra toughness and an extraordinarily fine finished surface. In its thinner versions, it is an excellent choice for breathable hiking and outdoor boots where lightness, flexibility and softness are a priority.
For all our robust and tough Mountaineering and Trekking boots we only use extremely high quality split leather from the prestigious Perwanger tannery. Situated in the middle of the Tyrolean Alps, it has been manufacturing high quality leather since 1780, and has become a benchmark of what is today’s absolute best choice for mountain boots. Their process still uses artisan techniques, and each and every leather is submitted to strict quality controls at each working station during the complete process, in order to be sure they keep meet our demanding requirements of water-repellence, durability and high quality finish.