Full-grain leather refers to hides that have not been sanded, buffed, or snuffed (as opposed to top-grain or corrected grain leather) to remove imperfections (or natural marks) on the surface of the hide. The grain remains allowing the fiber strength and durability. The grain also has breathability, resulting in less moisture from prolonged contact. Rather than wearing out, it develops a patina during its expected useful lifetime. High quality leather footwear are often made from full-grain leather. Full-grain leathers are typically available in two finish types: aniline, semi-aniline.
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