Saturday, December 18, 2010

Nubuck Newbies


I'm SO in love with my new nubuck ballerinas that whenever someone tells me "I like ur shoes", without sparing a moment pat comes my reply immodestly " Me too!". And wherever the ballerinas go, they evoke a fair amount of reaction and discussion -“Is it velvet?”, ask most of the people.“No.Its Nubuck”, I reply. “Oh, its suede?”, remark others. “No. Its Nubuck”, I repeat. “But what is Nubuck?? Is it leather or fabric?” When I saw myself answering that more than twice, I realized that it deserves a post. So here it goes…

Nubuck is a type of leather with a soft, velvety surface. Both nubuck and suede have the same look and feel but there are basic underlying attributes that differentiate one from the other. Both types of leather are sanded to produce the desirable velvet like soft feel. The main difference is that nubuck is sanded or buffed on the outer surface of the leather, essentially the part that would have been the exterior skin of the animal, while suede is sanded on the inner layer of the skin. The sanding process gives a slight nap of short protein fibres, producing a velvet-like surface. The nap is finer in nubuck than in suede and is very soft to touch.

Nubuck probably gets its name from new + buck (skin) [Source:Wiki].Though nubuck is generally more expensive than suede, it is far more durable, lasts much longer and wears well with time. However, on the flip side, it is susceptible to easy staining and does show imperfections in the exterior layer of the skin much more easily Therefore , it must be treated with dyes or colors to disguise any significant flaws from the sanding & stamping process.Nubuck is used in a variety of applications – apparels, furniture, footwear and other goodies.
Ballerinas from Catwalk
Now to justify why these ballerinas are my current favorite - I find the velvety look pleasing and the bows very cute. And,ofocurse,the comfort these flats offer makes them an instant hit! Every time I wear 'em, I often find myself wondering if I should have bought two pairs instead of one to make them last as long as the nubuck does :D

So did you like them too? Lemme know...

17 comments:

Rads on December 18, 2010 at 9:37 PM said...

Like them???? ME TOOOOOOOO :D :D :D :D :D

gayatri on December 18, 2010 at 9:40 PM said...

They are so adorable :O never thought i would use this word for a pair of shoes :D

Inky Pinky on December 19, 2010 at 12:45 AM said...

LOL :D

bhumika on December 19, 2010 at 4:48 AM said...

loved dem..like u too !! :D

Inky Pinky on December 19, 2010 at 5:02 AM said...

@Bhumika: SETE (Smiling ear to ear):D

LiveLoveDressup on December 19, 2010 at 7:19 AM said...

They are super cute!
I love how they are the classic black but have such nice details!

Jahn on December 19, 2010 at 8:09 AM said...

they are really cute!!
never knew 'bout nubuck; thanks for sharing :)

Inky Pinky on December 19, 2010 at 8:18 AM said...

@LiveLoveDressup: Glad u liked them too !
@Jahn: Anytime! I keep posting informative articles often. Hope u'll come back for more ;)

Purvi on December 19, 2010 at 8:59 AM said...

Hi there!!!!
Came across your blog via LiveLoveDressup's blog.... The ballerinas and the article was a nice read..Now I know the difference between a Suede and a Nubuck :)

A Lot Like Fashion on December 19, 2010 at 2:39 PM said...

Love them! They're adorable! :) And I love your write ups!
XX

http://fortheloveoffashionandotherthings.blogspot.com

Inky Pinky on December 20, 2010 at 12:26 AM said...

@Purvi:Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. Ur blog looks cool!
@A Lot like Fashions: Thanks! I've gotta say the same thing for ur posts :)

ladylavendersays on December 20, 2010 at 12:50 AM said...

love them too. they're adorable..

Mili on December 20, 2010 at 2:24 AM said...

Something new :)Love the first pic.

Inky Pinky on December 20, 2010 at 9:02 PM said...

Thanks :)

Geeta on December 20, 2010 at 9:48 PM said...

Your shoes look real cute and comfy. Now that's a great combination for a shoe.

Pithsala on December 27, 2010 at 5:25 AM said...

Aww. your shoes are adorable! :)

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Inky Pinky on December 28, 2010 at 12:24 AM said...

Thanks! I'm considering changing the title of this post to 'Adorable Shoes' :D

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