Tanned Sole Leather

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Thomas Ware and Sons Ltd remains the leading supplier of sole leather to the quality shoe manufacturers and leading shoe repair wholesalers in the UK.

This traditional British vegetable tanning company uses only UK 1st grade hides in a process taking upto 15 months, and has been developing a number of different leathers to meet specific market needs both for the manufacturer and the repairer.

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This extensive range of sole & bottom stock leathers has meant that Thomas Ware and Sons Ltd retains its place as No1 in the quality shoe manufacturing and repair markets and their innovative approach will continue to keep them there.

Product Summary:

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TRADITIONAL SOLE LEATHER:
Vegetable tanned leather, largely for the repair trade providing a heavy leather that is very firm and cost effective, as well as providing good wear resistance and a fine edge finish.

K2 SOLE LEATHER:

Vegetable tanned leather, used largely in the manufacturing trade providing a kinder cut, levelled thickness, and a flatter bend more suited to the manufacturer who cuts his own soles, but still giving excellent wear and a fine edge finish at a competitive price.

DRI WEAR:

Superbly performing water resistant leather using the traditional vegetable tanning process impregnated to provide a remarkable “dry sole” to be used where water resistance is important.

CHESTNUT:

A richer, darker coloured sole leather, tanned specifically with hard wood chestnut extract, with a longer period in the tan, to improve its durability, water resistance and edge finishing. It still has a kinder cut and remains highly fashionable.

ROYAL CHESTNUT:
The ultimate chestnut tanned sole leather with all the attributes as above but impregnated like Dri Wear to ensure water resistance for outdoor activities.

MAXI DRI:

The ultimate in water resistance, uses a specially developed formula for the outdoor sports market where dryness and comfort are essential. These can be worn in the most arduous conditions and still remain dry and comfortable.

LEATHER INSOLES:
A variety of insoles to meet customer needs starting with an entry point belly leather buffed & fluffed, right up to shoulder leather which has a low salt content and is designed for aniline uppers and dyed leathers. They readily mould to the foot and absorb moisture to provide the ultimate in comfort.

DOVETAIL TOP PIECES:
The ultimate in top piecing for quality and aesthetics. An extensive range of sizes to meet all needs.

OTHER LEATHERS:
Leather for heels and through soles, welting leather is also available.