Benefits of Leather Shoes

Benefits of Leather Shoes
Aaron Macaraeg

One of the easiest fashion trends to get behind right now is conscious shopping. To some that means being more aware of your shopping habits, thinking about sustainability, or just simply prioritizing quality over quantity. We’re done with overshopping, overspending, and undervaluing.

Enter: Leather. 

We love leather shoes because you get something beautiful, durable, and timeless. Not only is every leather shoe one of a kind because of the unique nature of the material, but you’ll also get a more comfortable fit. Below you’ll find just a few of the reasons we absolutely love leather shoes.

Easy to Clean

  • Probably the biggest upside to leather shoes is how easy they are to clean. Leather is easy – just wipe with a damp cloth, and they’ll look almost brand new. If you want them to last even longer and stand up to the “icky” weather even better, there are conditioners, creams, and polishes that are worth the extra time. 


  • They’re also more durable and outlast shoes made from synthetic materials, which makes them a better investment. If you take good care of your shoes, they look even better and last even longer, giving you the most bang for your buck. With a little bit of weatherproofing, you’ll also find that your feet stay dry and warm, which can be a big plus in the wintertime.  

Out-Of-This-World Comfort

  • Leather uppers are much softer and stronger than man-made uppers, making them incredibly comfortable. Leather uppers will also mold to the shape of your foot to give you a custom fit. Real leather breathes more than shoes made from synthetic materials, which boosts airflow to help reduce odors. 


  • Fast fashion is no longer in fashion. Leather may be more eco-conscious than synthetic materials, so long as you buy from a footwear brand that prioritizes sustainable practices. Leather also outlasts synthetic materials, which means it won't need to be replaced as often and uses less precious resources from the planet. 

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to ask Santa to bring you. Quality, fashionable leather shoes not only come in handy during the winter months but last for years to come. Not sure where to start? Gift yourself some of our favorite leather boots are from Pikolinos, made with calfskin leather which is known for softness, durability, and flexibility.

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