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The Best Exotic Skins for Phone Cases

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jun 9, 2017 4:05:04 PM

Your phone matters to you and as such, it is only natural to want to extend its lifespan as much as possible. Silicon phone cases are a dime a dozen, custom made to fit most conventional phone designs. A phone case might as well be an extension of your sense of style. While a silicon case serves its intended purpose, why not up the ante with an exotic skin phone case?

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Topics: stingray skin, lizard skin, alligator skin, ostrich skin, eel skin

5 Reasons for Sneakerheads to Use Ostrich Leg Leather

Posted by Mark Mendal on Jun 5, 2017 12:15:07 PM

Over the years, as fashion tastes have evolved, the demand for exotic leather has risen steadily. Ostrich leg leather has become one of the favorite leathers for sneakerheads and tanners alike.

Why has ostrich leg leather become so popular? Here are five reasons why this exotic leather is ranked amongst the best kinds of leather for sneakerheads to use:

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Why is Python Skin Great for Custom Sneakers?

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 31, 2017 2:25:25 PM

High-end clients have high-end requirements. To satisfy the sneaker needs of pickier clientele, your product has to be unquestionably top-notch. First off, you have to look for an exclusive material without overriding the desired properties of good footwear. The product also has to have a reasonable balance between uniqueness, flexibility, and durability.

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Topics: python skin, footwear

Can You Use Caiman Skin on Your Next Pair of Sneakers?

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 22, 2017 11:09:25 AM

Caiman crocodiles, sometimes referred to as Colombian crocodiles are smaller than the alligator and the Nile crocodile. They are widespread in Central and South America where farmers rear them for skins and meat.

A person new to exotic hides can easily confuse caiman leather for Nile crocodile or American alligator skin. The main standout feature that sets caiman leather apart from the rest is that it is the boniest. Its rigidity is as a result of the accumulation of high amounts of calcium.

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Topics: caiman skin, footwear

Tips for Making Sneakers Out of Ostrich Skin

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 12, 2017 11:26:25 AM

Ever since they hit the scene in various forms, sneakers have not only been fashionable in-demand footwear, they have also become a status symbol; a statement. Also earning its stripes as a status symbol in the high-end footwear market is ostrich skin. With its distinct pattern and feel on the skin, ostrich leather has become a globally sought after material to satisfy the financially well-off sneakerheads’ needs.

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Topics: ostrich skin

Why Use Alligator Skin for Leather Sneakers?

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 12, 2017 11:18:06 AM

For the sneaker enthusiast who will  spare no expense, alligator skin is for you. Exotic leathers in general give you some pop, but alligator skin adds comfort and ultra luxury. 

The alligator skin makes for a special pair of sneakers, but they come at a high price so read below to make sure you know what you are doing. 

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The Top Factors to Consider When Making Exotic Skin Men's Shoes

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 1, 2017 4:16:12 AM

The shoes make the man. Nothing says style and class better than exotic skins. However, not all exotic skins are suitable for making men's shoes.

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Topics: alligator skin, footwear

Best Exotic Skins for Sneakerheads

Posted by Jayme Mendal on May 1, 2017 4:09:56 AM

Sneaker enthusiasts look for stylish footwear crafted from rare materials to achieve a distinct look. Some sneakerheads like colorful shoes which enable them to stand out from the crowd effortlessly. Over time, shoe manufacturers have identified several types of exotic skins for sneakers which meet these demanding requirements.

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Topics: crocodile skin, alligator skin, python skin, caiman skin, ostrich skin

Lizard Skin—The Least Expensive Exotic Skin for Men’s Shoes

Posted by Mark Mendal on Apr 17, 2017 1:14:20 PM

When making high-fashion men’s shoes, it can be difficult to balance the quality of your end product with your costs. Everyone wants to have the best materials to work with but your budget might not always allow you to get alligator skin for your project.

Finding a top-grade exotic skin for men’s shoes that is also inexpensive can be tough. There are some types of skin that can make exquisite men’s shoes, but are very expensive to obtain. On the other hand, some less expensive skins might not be the best fit for men’s shoes because of their size or other characteristics.

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Topics: lizard skin, footwear

Top 4 Reasons to Use Caiman Skin for Your Men's Leather Shoes

Posted by Jayme Mendal on Apr 10, 2017 11:51:31 AM

Many people who have seen caiman skin probably have mistaken it for other species of crocodile. However, to the trained eye, caiman skin is distinctive from both of those because of its bony plates underneath the scales (also known as ossification). This creates some of the most captivating texturized patterns in the exotic leather industry.

Caiman is actually a crocodilian, a close cousin of the alligator. They are plentiful in Central and South America, but are mostly found in Colombia. They surprisingly only grow to about one meter in length and are found in swampy costal regions.

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Topics: crocodile skin, caiman skin