We insist on top quality leathers for No8 Footwear. That's the secret to long lasting, comfortable footwear.
Premium Full Grain Leather
A high grade leather that quickly adapts to your foot, giving comfort straight out of the box. It is strong, water resistant and has excellent durability - perfect for those who spend all day on their feet! Smooth finish. Chestnut brown and black
Enduro Full Grain Leather
Tough full grain buffalo leather. Ideal for the harshest conditions, it takes being muddy and wet in its stride. Exceptionally strong and durable. Smooth finish. Black.
Waxed Crazy Horse Leather
A premium buffed leather with a slight nap so that when rubbed the colour changes slightly. This leather is designed to produce an antique look with age. Oiled and then waxed, it has a rich texture. Wrinkles will develop and are part of the character of the leather. Weka brown.
It's important to keep your boot leather supple
Boot life can be greatly enhanced by ensuring that the leather does not dry out. Dry leather, when required to flex with your foot, will crack instead. We recommend a good quality leather conditioner - such as Huberds Shoe grease - to enhance leather quality and keep leather supple. This is especially important after your footwear has been wet. Clean your boots to remove any mud - then dry them slowly. Do not force dry them (say by the fireplace) as this will cause leather to dry and crack. Apply a fresh leather conditioner and rub it deeply into the leather to ensure that the leather is supple.