Leather a quick understanding : From Start (in the field) to Finish (out of the shoe box)

Why is leather used for safety boots?

Leather is a durable and flexible material that is made from the hides or skins of animals such as buffalo, cows, goats, sheep, and pigs. It is often used in the fashion industry to make shoes, bags, belts, jackets, and other accessories. Leather is valued for its toughness, resistance to wear and tear, and aesthetic appeal. With proper care, leather products can last for many years and even improve in appearance with age. It is one of the oldest raw materials known to mankind.

How do you get from an animal hide to a skin?

The process of turning animal hides into footwear involves several steps, including cleaning, tanning, and finishing.

What’s the first process in getting the leather?

The initial process of removing an animal hide to make leather involves several steps. First, the animal is slaughtered and the hide is removed. The hide is then soaked in water to remove any blood, debris or dirt. It is then treated with a chemical solution to remove any remaining flesh and hair. Next, the hide is stretched and dried to prepare it for tanning.

Tanning is the process of treating the hide with chemicals to prevent decay and preserve the leather. Once tanned, the leather can be dyed, cut, and shaped to create various products.

What happens after tanning of the leather?

After tanning, the hides are treated with finishing agents to make them soft and pliable, and then they are cut and sewn into the shape of shoes. Finally, the shoes are finished with details like laces, buckles, and soles before being boxed up and shipped off to our stores.

Why is buffalo leather better than cow leather in safety footwear?

Buffalo leather is stronger than cow leather because buffalo hide has a unique fiber structure that makes the leather more dense and durable. Additionally, buffalo leather tends to have fewer natural defects than cow leather, giving it an overall higher quality. This is why we use it is the main component in our high quality safety boots and safety shoes.

Is foot safety being taking more seriously?

Absolutely! Safety is being taking more seriously across the planet. And so it should be! According to a report by Grand View Research, the global safety footwear market was valued at USD 5.7 billion in 2018 and is expected to reach USD 8.2 billion by 2025! This indicates a steady and growing demand for safety footwear worldwide.