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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Summer shoes for men who hate sandals

Summer shoes for men who hate wearing sandals

Sandals aren’t the only shoes that work well with shorts.
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It’s not that there’s anything wrong with feet per se, it’s simply that your particular pair look like the scaly claws of a long dead turkey. That’s what happens when you top the brow of the hill and begin your long descent into great age.

But if an invite to a barbecue, or a looming beach holiday sees you baulking at the idea of putting your scabrous trotters on view, here’s your answer – slip on summer shoes for men who hate sandals.
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How to get your feet ready for sandals

Don’t be too embarrassed to show your feet this summer.

Don’t be too embarrassed to show your feet this summer.
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If your toes look like the dessicated talons of a newly unwrapped mummy, don’t panic. With the right preparation, and a wise choice of footwear, it’s quite possible to look presentable in men’s sandals. Here’s how to tread the tricky terrain of sandal season with our four-step men’s guide to perfectly groomed feet and nails.
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