Our boots are made of Pull-Up Leather, which is a type of leather that is coloured with dyes that are sealed using natural oils and/or waxes instead of paints, pigments and top coats. This gives the leather a coloured wax or oil finish on the top. Pull-Up leather is therefore also called as waxed leather or oiled leather.
Our shoes are not waterproof. It is highly recommended to avoid wearing them in the rain, snow or other wet conditions. Some are made with a stitch-down construction technique, which means there are tiny holes around the base of the sole. In addition, natural leather is susceptible to stains caused by de-icing salt and cleaning chemicals used to clean the city streets when mixed with water, rain or snow. This remains true even if the shoes have been treated with a wax or spray.
We've done a great deal of research on the positive and negative effects of various disposal methods including upcycling, incineration, biogas and others. We believe the most responsible way to dispose of our shoes is to take out the usable parts, like laces and insoles, donate or use those parts and discard your shoes at a local garbage facility. We are committed to continuing our research, to ensure the methods used emit the least amount of physical waste, CO2 and other undesirable effects. If you'd like more information on our methods or would like to offer insight of your own, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'd be happy to discuss.