As we’ve already read, nubuck and suede are cared for in the same way, but that doesn’t mean that these types of leather are the same. Quite the contrary, in fact. The big difference is in how the leather is worked. Suede is made from the underside of the hide, while nubuck is made from the outside layer. To produce nubuck, the outside layer is sanded, creating a nap of fine fibres which give nubuck its luxurious, slightly rough look. When properly cared for, nubuck is also very strong.
Suede, on the other hand, is much more delicate. The fibres on the inside of the hide which create the typical suede nap are very fragile. If suede is not maintained properly, the fibres can easily be damaged. So why choose suede? We believe that suede is the warmest, most luxurious type of leather. With proper care, your shoes will continue to look good for a long time.