What is Nubuck Leather?

Nubuck leather has a feel similar to suede but it’s more durable since it comes from the top grain of the hide. It has a great look and feel and is used for a wide variety of products. However, it is more vulnerable to soiling and staining than other leathers due to its rough surface. Nubuck is used for shoes, jackets, wallets, handbags, travel bags, briefcases, furniture and many other items.

Nubuck pros and cons?

Pros: Nubuck is made from the top grain of leather. That makes it stronger and more durable. It is considered a breathable leather. Nubuck has a great look and velvety feel. It doesn’t need polishing or shinning. Nubuck leather need less maintenance than other types of leather and just an occasional cleaning would be enough.

Cons: Nubuck has a sensitive surface so it can’t be exposed to water, mud and dirt. If you wear nubuck products outside (coats, boots, shoes etc), you should take care of it because it stains easily.

In any case if nubuck is good quality it won’t be damaged easily and with proper care you can keep it for many years.

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