We know that real leather shoes can seem hard to justify for little kids. Their feet grow fast and kids are rough on everything they own, but there is a good reason leather has been the choice material for shoes for so long. Leather’s durability is incomparable to synthetic materials. The strength and restorative ability of a top quality leather makes the higher price tag worth it alone.
Not all leathers are created equal though, cheaper leathers like bonded leather and genuine leather are mixed with synthetic material and won't have the same quality or durability. A top quality leather should resemble a real hide and not peel or have a plastic feel to it. That’s one reason why natural markings on our shoes are not considered imperfections. They are a testament to the leather’s quality and authenticity.
If you're on the fence about whether to invest in a pair of leather shoes for your kids, here are 5 good reasons!