Pure Aniline Leather
Pure Aniline Leather used in the Belmore Boot Range, is the top grain of the leather hide that has been drum dyed for colour without any pigments applied to the surface. This leather will show the most natural charactistics of the hide, such as scars, growth marks and colour variations. The leather will develop a rich patina over time and give the most natural leather look of all leathers. Most of the lighter coloured leathers used in the Belmore Boot Range are Pure Aniline Leather.
Semi Aniline Leather
Semi aniline leather used in the Belmore Boot Range is basically the same as Pure Aniline Leather, but has a small amount of pigment top coat applied to the surface. This helps give the leather a more uniform look and starts to hide some of the natural features of the leather. It also aids in the durability of the leather. Most of the darker coloured leathers used in the Belmore Boot Range are Semi Aniline Leather.
Pigmented leather used in the Belmore Boot Range is still top grain leather, but has pigments and clear topcoats applied to the surface hiding most of the leathers natural charactisics. This produces a very uniform, durable finish that is resistant to wear and soiling.
Suede leather is produced from the underside of the hide. It is sanded and brushed to give a soft velvet like finish. This leather gives the leather a very soft texture, but can be more susceptible to wear compared to other leather types.