How shoe leather is tanned

Vegetable tanned leather ready to be crafted.
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Have you ever wondered why one pair of shoes lasts and lasts, while another falls to pieces as soon as it’s introduced to the first seriously wet day of autumn? Clearly not all leather is created equal. But how do you tell the difference between quality shoe leather and its poor relation? The answer? It’s all about the tanning.
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How to make leather soles less slippery and other wet weather tips

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Comfortable, breathable, long lasting and good looking – just some of the reasons why leather shoes never fade from fashion. But how, I hear you ask, do you prevent slippery soles from landing you on your backside the first time there’s rain or frost?

Here’s how to make sure you don’t turn turtle in bad weather – a plethora of ways to make leather soles less slippery, plus how to weatherproof and look after your shoes so they keep your feet dry and toasty for years to come.

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