What is Nubuck Suede? 


Suede is widely regarded as the footwear material of choice during the spring season and has been for many years. Soft, lightweight and breathable are the key characteristics behind why suede has become the go to footwear choice for the fashion conscious, Sartorialists and stylists as we leave the dark winter months and head for the bright, warming months of spring. But what about Nubuck? 


Nubuck is considered the "expensive suede" and shares many characteristics to the Suede we have all come to know and love, except from the processes used when the material is created. Unlike conventional Suede, Nubuck is sanded on the top side of the hide rather than the bottom, although in a similar fashion. This results in a more durable, breathable and most importantly with Nubuck, a soft velvety feel. While still maintaining the same lightweight and spring focused appeal as conventional Suede.


So why did we decide on Nubuck suede for our SCYDD slipper? The design was created in homage to the Shanghai Tower, tall, twisting with smooth curves and free flowing architecture, so it was important that the material used reflects that same significance intended in its design. Soft velvety feel, smooth curves with a light and airy body. Significant, comfortable and stylish - making the SCYDD the perfect spring slipper. We also focused on using only the finest example of Nubuck suede thanks to our rigours material selection process (see blog "the materials"), offering a truly luxurious to touch, comfortable to wear and long lasting quality shoe to be enjoyed.


Ross Oliver Saunders - Founder & Creative Director.