Nubuck is similar to suede, but we like it better for boots. Why? Great question. Both nubuck and suede offer a velvety texture, and both are made by sanding down the outer layer of leather to produce a soft “nap.”
But while suede is made by sanding down the softer interior of a piece of leather, nubuck is made by sanding down the sturdier exterior layer. That means nubuck is tougher, more water resistant, and just generally a much higher quality leather.
While Alvies nubuck boots don't require a ton of maintenance, here’s how to keep them looking their best.
Lightly spray your boots with nubuck protector every 6 months or so to maintain water resistance.
To restore the nap and remove dirt or grime as needed, gently brush the surface with a horsehair brush or a nubuck brush.
For tougher stains, gently clean with mild dishwashing soap and a toothbrush. If you have an oily/greasy stain (late-night queso accidents, etc.), use a leather degreaser and follow the instructions on the packaging.
Alvies Nubuck Boots