These leathers are the most-desirable, best-looking and most expensive. As compared to
other leather types, top and full-grain leathers are stronger, wear better over time, and
have a richer color. You will be able to see the natural animal hide markings in the grain
of these leathers. These markings make each piece unique. Belting leather is one of the
best, most-durable types of full-grain leather.
Split Grain Leather
Many popular, discount snowshoes are made from split grain leather, a type of leather that
is usually priced substantially below full-grain leather. Its called split leather
because it is the layer which remains after the top layer of a hide is split off for more
expensive uses. Split leather goods will not show the natural markings of the hide.
They sometimes undergo a surface treatment that simulates the natural grain. In addition,
the split leather is usually stained in way to simulate the color of a top-grain leather.
We only use FULL GRAIN rawhide strips!