Usually, genuine leather or suede is used to make shoes. But they require special care, and deteriorate when wet. These shortcomings are deprived of their substitute - microfiber. How are boots made of this material worn? What are its characteristics?
What kind of material is this?
The scope of microfiber is quite wide. This is due to several factors. The material is the thinnest yarn . It was developed by Japanese scientists in 1985. At first, a unique fabric was used for sewing waterproof clothing.
But in 1991, in Sweden, the fiber was cut into 8 sectors. The new sample has expanded the use of microfiber due to improved material properties. The modern version exceeds the thickness of a human hair by 100 times.
Important! Now fiber is divided even into 25 sectors. The cross section determines the characteristics of the fabric. The thinner the product, the more delicate it is.
Pros and Cons of Microfiber
Now microfiber make substitutes for the skin. Externally, the materials are almost identical. But microfiber even surpasses genuine leather in some respects .
Attractive appearance, imitating the skin inside and out;
- air permeability due to porous structure;
- excellent thermal insulation due to high air capacity;
- shrinkage is excluded;
- high strength;
- Needs simple care
- light weight;
- resistance to ultraviolet, temperature changes, chemical influences;
- moisture resistance, so you can safely wash the boots in the washing machine.
The main disadvantage of microfiber boots is the high price . This cost is determined by a complex technical production process. The material combines the best characteristics of artificial and natural fibers.
How durable are microfiber boots?
Many note the practicality of such boots. They do not need paint, because the material is not erased. Care is simple and does not require any unique tools and tools.
How to care for boots so that they last longer?
Microfiber shoes are unpretentious in care . The washing boots in the washing machine do not deform and do not lose their stable shape. The procedure must be performed at temperatures up to 40 degrees. Products may be cleaned with detergents due to their resistance to chemicals.
Important! Salt, dirt and other substances must not damage the artificial skin substitute.