Its hard-wearing properties make nubuck a top contender for leather goods designed to be used outdoors. From Timberland hiking shoes to Birkenstock sandals and Ugg boots, high-end footwear manufacturers (and consumers) can’t get enough of the stuff.
This abrasion-resistant nature also makes nubuck suitable for accessories that receive constant human contact. Common everyday examples include mobile phone covers, bags and wallets.
While it’s a bit less supple than other leather types, nubuck still works well when creating elegant apparel like gloves, jackets and skirts.
Furniture designers are increasingly turning to nubuck to achieve a plush yet durable product that can withstand the test of time. If you’ve ever seen a soft, velvety sofa that looks and feels a bit like suede, chances are it is nubuck.
Another popular nubuck product is the backpack. Contemporary consumers love the luxurious nubuck look and appreciate its inherent durability.