gruvinonu2 store Richter 'The Louie Shoe' Louie IV1st Quality, SamplesBONUS: extra set of shoeinsoles/ inserts includedStored in their original wax paper - Signature side lace - High Quality manufactureColor: RedMen's Size: EU: 38 ; US: W-7.5-8.0 M-6-6.5Condition: New In Box Only one availableSKU: 7007360-38These shoes are made with soft supple nubuk leather. These shoes are manufactured to a High QualityThey were made in 1996 similar to Doc Martens style by an UK company.I bought these as samples but never carried the line and am not sure if they were ever produced by the company, again.These shoes are NIB and look comfortable as hell.Nubuck is top-grain cattle rawhide leather that has been sanded or buffed on the grain side, or outside, to give a slight nap of short protein fibers, producing a velvet-like surface. It is resistant to wear, and may be white or coloured.Nubuck is similar to suede. It differs in that suede is created from the inner side of a hide, whereas nubuck is created from the outer side of a hide, giving it more strength and thickness along with a fine grain. It is generally more expensive than suede, and must be coloured or dyed heavily to cover up the sanding and stamping process.Some of the identifying characteristics of nubuck are similar to aniline leather; it is very soft to the touch, it will scratch very easily, and water drops will darken the leather temporarily (it will return to its original color upon drying).The word nubuck probably comes from new + buck(skin).mmPayment and Shipping 1) All items must be paid for within 24 hours of product / sale end. 2) Item will be sent / ship within 2-5 business days of receipt of your 'cleared' payment. 3) Payments other than Paypal are accepted, please contact me if you wish to pay another way. 4) Refunds gladly accepted within 3 days for items which are returned in new, unused condition and with all labels and tags attached 5) buyders/Buyers with less than 10 feedback must contact me prior to their buy/purchase or I may decline to honor the sale. It is important that you contact me so I may determine if this is a legitimate buy/purchase.