What Is Anfibio Leather?
Anfibio Leather Skin
Anfibio leather is what’s used on walking boots or mountaineering boots.
Anfibio Leather is a special process that the leather goes through when tanned, to give the leather a 100% waterproofing structure, these require a great deal more care to avoid removing this waterproofing structure on the surface.
Anfibio Walking Leather Boots
Walking boots are different to hiking boots, the main difference is that walking boots have a thicker sole then a hiking boot, but mountaineering boots are different again they are much lighter.
Thicknesses of boots play a major roll in what sector they are used for. Crosta leather is what was mainly used on boots for walking, hiking or mountaineering, but this was replaced with Anfibio leather as it is 100% waterproof and more durable. To be Anfibio leather it goes through a tanning process called HS12 treatment.
Anfibio leather is a full grain leather as it offers a great protection than other leathers as keeping feet secure when walking or hiking is essential.
Anfibio Mountaineering Leather Boots
Mountaineering boots normally have a longer neck on them to keep the upper section of the leg safe from trips and falls to avoid damage or breakages of the leg above the ankle.
Full grain leathers are normally around 1.9 to 2.8mm thickness, only the very best parts of the hides are used for these types of boots, which makes them expensive and costly to buy, but protection while out walking is imperative.
Keeping boots clean and free from grease and soiling is essential to extend the life span, as with most footwear boots need to be worn in before they become very comfortable and very flexible. When cleaning these types of boots it’s advised to use a luxury leather cleaner that’s water based and very natural along with a damp cloth and re protection of them is to be carried out very regular to protect the HS12 treatment and avoid this being broken down.
Areas like scuff and scrapes should be protected with a waterproofing product so that it soaks into the scrapes to give them protection again.
Toe Area Scrapped
Walking Boots Worn In