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Construction

California

Our California construction shoes are based on the centuries-old method of slipper-making where ultimate flexibility and comfort are the main features.

Moccasin

Our high-quality authentic hand sewn tubular moccasin is made from a single piece of leather to envelop your foot like a glove in ultimate comfort.

Good Year Welted

The Goodyear Welted construction with its cork footbed which moulds to your foot, gives you an almost custom fit whilst enhancing the foot ventilation. It can be re-soled on numerous occasions at a regular shoe repair centre ensuring a longer lifespan for your favourite shoes.

PU

Lightweight, extreme comfort and durability are associated with Polyurethane (P.U) injected footwear. It has better wearing qualities than any other soling material of comparable density.

Stitch-Down

A stitch-down (Vellie/ Veldtschoen) construction is one of the oldest most successful ways of making shoes. The benefits of stitch-down shoes are flexibility and comfort due to its simple construction.

Stuck-On

Stuck-on or cemented construction, is one of the most popular construction types due to its versatility in being suitable for a variety of different shoe styles.

Leather

COBBLER

Hi-shine fine-grained calf with a brush-off finish that gives an elegant and timeless look.

GLACE KID

A high valued leather that’s soft with a small fine grain appearance. The full aniline makes it appear natural and smooth while the glazing allows a glossy hi-shine finish providing you with a sleek look.

KING CALF

A semi-aniline finish allows a natural look with a full fine grain attribute. Particularly valuable because of its softness and fine grain, as well as durability.

DIESEL

A buffed grain leather that’s super soft and makes for a comfortable upper. This finish has slight creasing with a subtly aged appearance.

TERMINATOR

A lovely soft aniline leather that has been treated with oils and waxes to give it an upmarket look and feel. Its been lightly milled to enhance the natural creases that you find in full-grain leather. Lined or unlined this leather offers pure comfort for the wearer.

EMU

This top-quality leather is sourced to create a luxurious finished shoe. Emu printed leather is characterized by its unique appearance derived from the follicle patterns and a very distinct full-grain buffalo printed effect, making it beautiful in appearance and durable enough to withstand a lifetime of use.

CABRETTA

An oily pull-up leather that immediately offers a 2-tone effect and will age throughout wear resulting in an antique worn-in appearance. Scratch marks included.

BUFFCALF

A high-quality leather that has a full fine-grained burnishable look. It’s thick, supple and extremely strong with an antique effect that will keep your look sleek and sophisticated.

SANDIEGO

The aniline leather is the most natural-looking leather type that showcases the natural marks and characteristics visible from the animal’s life. The skin displays a lighter pull-up color while maintaining the feel of a waxy drag. Sandiego is sourced from a high-quality hide selection that is chrome-tanned making it ideal for the manufacture of casual shoes. It’s water-resistant and with wear, the leather develops a naturally weathered patina which warrants its quality and durability.

SOFTEE

A corrected grain leather was developed specifically to produce a smooth finished leather. This leather undergoes a lengthy tanning process that ensures the end product is durable and has a quality lifespan. Softee’s main quality is in the name and its thickness (substance) makes it ideal for our unlined shoes, making it one of Grasshoppers’ most successful leathers for years

SUEDE

Suede is a high-quality form of leather, made from the underside of animal skin that has a soft surface and a napped finish. It’s characterized by a soft smooth surface with a comfortable feel as well as a decorative look. The look and feel of suede make it a highly-desired material.

Soles

Leather

High-quality, flexible, natural and featuring the high breathability of genuine leather.

Rubber

Flexible, supple and durable. The sole has many benefits and is made of a pure, premium rubber/latex mix. Keeping your feet perfectly cushioned when walking and ensuring the perfect grip – whatever the weather

PU

A formed air-cushioned sole made of polyurethane. Especially lightweight and smooth for an optimally cushioned tread. A dense surface structure for a low wear.

Crepe

A truly natural product that provides unbeatable comfort thanks to the extraordinary elasticity and smoothness. The crepe sole gives the shoe a distinguished, natural and casual look.

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