7 ways to compare a real leather and a faux leather

How to distinguish between a real leather and a faux leather?

Though it is said that faux leather has improved remarkably compared to the past, there is a clear difference between a genuine leather and a synthetic leather. When you wear shoes made out of leather for a certain period of time, not only does it develop this cracking appearance on the surface, it naturally expands and makes the shoes more comfortable to wear, whereas shoes made out of faux leather have the tendency to feel hard despite a long time has passed. If you were tricked into buying faux leather shoes in a high price, thinking that the leather is real, how unfair is that?!

Though it is said that faux leather has improved remarkably compared to the past, there is a clear difference between a genuine leather and a synthetic leather. When you wear shoes made out of leather for a certain period of time, not only does it develop this cracking appearance on the surface, it naturally expands and makes the shoes more comfortable to wear, whereas shoes made out of faux leather have the tendency to feel hard despite a long time has passed. If you were tricked into buying faux leather shoes in a high price, thinking that the leather is real, how unfair is that?!

Next we will introduce a way to tell apart between a real leather and a faux leather.
However, keep in mind that the ultimate way is to buy products from a reliable company that you know will never deceive you.

1.Compare with smell.
Natural leather and artificial leather both have a smell. Faux leather usually smells like vinyl and chemical odors, as opposed to real leather, which has this distinctive odor of leather and animals. It will be helpful to check the smell of real leather and faux leather in a regular basis.

2. Take a look at the backside.

The left is faux leather and the right is real leather. If you examine each of the inner part, genuine leather is rough like a tax (suede), and artificial leather has a fabric treatment.

Leather coating technology has went through a great deal of developmental progress, so it’s quite difficult to compare one to another, but if you look at the inner or lower part, you will see a rough surface tax (suede). However, faux leather normally comes with seams poking out because it’s treated with gauze or thin fabric.

3.Take a detailed look at the surface.

Natural leather comes with smooth gloss, tiny pores, and fine lines.

Artificial leather is extremely glossy, but there are no visible pores or fine lines.

The recent faux leather processing technology is impressive. Distinction is very difficult. However, it is not an easy task to copy the pores and fine lines of real leather exactly the same. Genuine leather also has smooth glossiness, but faux leather tends to come with unusually high shine or no shine at all. If you look closely at the surface, you will be able to find the benefits.

4. Trying folding it.

When folding real leather, it will fold gently in a half and does not wrinkle easily due to the firmness on its curve, but artificial leather does not have any smooth curving or elasticity.

5. Burn it with fire.

Faux leather curls inwards even when it barely touches flame, catches fire easily and smells unpleasant, unlike real leather that doesn’t burn that well.

6. You can decide with its weight.
Jackets are particularly easy to tell. Real leather is heavy, whereas to faux leather is light. Lambskin is significantly lighter than cow leather, but faux leather is even lighter than both. It may even be lighter than fabric jacket, too.

7. Drop a droplet of water on it.

Shown in the left side is real leather, with the water absorbing into the leather after approximately 10 seconds, and the right side is the faux leather completely non-absorbing the water and letting it slide right out. Therefore, true leather absorbs water (except for waterproof leather), but artificial leather does not absorb water.

These were 7 ways to distinguish between real leather and faux leather. Taking note of the methods shown above, we hope it will prevent you from getting tricked into buying an artificial leather instead of a genuine leather.

Also, please remember that Jgshoe.com always handles shoes with 100% natural leather only!

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