- Leather: a material that offers high durability and comfort, the natural material of leather comes from a range of animals, such as cow, snake, and crocodile. Leather is likely to be the most popular material to be used in the manufacturing of both men’s and women’s footwear. Most of the high-quality footwear is made in leather, although it can be susceptible to wet conditions. Leather is a material that is highly porous. In order to prolong the leather based shoe it often benefits to use a quality all-weather shoe protector cream.
- Canvas: the canvas based shoes are often seen to feature in the wide range of sneakers. In its original form, canvas was obtained from hemp, whilst the latest variations of this material now include a certain degree of flax and cotton, which offers the benefit of increasing the durability. A canvas shoe is highly versatile in relation to its looks and appearance, as this material is very easy to dye to give a very distinct and appealing look.
- Nylon: nylon is a men-made material which is very often found in sportswear or running shoes. This is a fabric that is light and airy, which is perfect for use in sports related footwear as it is highly effective at letting the foot breathe. This is a key requirement and a necessity for the sportsperson that is often on the move and highly active.
- Denim: although denim is mostly associated with a pair of jeans, this highly resilient and cotton type material is a very popular choice in the construction of some very fashionable pairs of shoes. Shoes that is likely to be constructed with denim as a main material includes the sneakers, wedge sandals, and flats.
All in all, the choice in shoe material is wide-ranging; it is often a case of finding the type of material you like, in relation to looks and comfort, and purchasing a pair on shoes to match those requirements.