Materials used in Gea Soles are selected by its comfortability
as well as its impact on health
All manufactures are made with high quality leathers and respectful dyes for skin and body.
The upper is made with vegetable tanned leather, natural color (non dyed, to be hand dyed later) , so it is chemicals and heavy metals (like chrome) free.
Leathers used are Ecological vegetable tanned calf from ECOPELL company (with the exception of *open shoe styles ).
The German company has a long tradition on best quality vegetable tanning leathers.
ECOPELL leathers comes from free-range animals, the tanning process is made only with natural materials, and they has the VEGETAL TANNING CERTIFICATE chrome free.
This ecological leather comes from free-range cows that graze on German grasses, what gives high flexibility, strength and warmth to the leather. It is really breathable because its natural processes that doesn´t close the pore.
The natural animal husbandry creates the possibility have some imperfections in the leather, demonstrating his natural life, like insect stings, horn marks... All that marks are sign of a quality and natural animals life.
Those features made this leather perfect for preventing allergies and damaging chemical products.
*Leather used on some open shoes styles is vegetable goat leather, chrome free and natural color (non dyed in factory, hand dyed later).This leather is selected for functionality reasons, because open styles need strength on cuts, and the high flexibility of the ecological leather is not appropriate on this cases.
All those leather are very flexible, adaptable, strong and soft, and are non dyed in Factory so they can be hand dyed afterwards.
There are two kind of soles:
Cowhide leather sole is vegetable tanned and natural color, it has hight adaptability, flexibility and allows Earth conection, Earthing / Grounding.
We should be aware that leather is a natural material that needs some care and maintenance. Also it is not meant to be used on wet surfaces , so it can slip and damage leather after prolonged use on those surfaces.
Rubber sole can be used over wet surfaces without sliping and harm the material. It doesn´t need care or maintenance, but rubber sole is not conductive, so it doesn’t allow Earth connection Earthing or Grounded.
Leather is only dyed on the outer side (grain), so dyes are not in contact with skin. The inner side (suede, in contact with skin) is natural, without dyes, therefore, it can’t fade or leak dye, or make allergic reactions or absorbs harmful chemicals.
Dyes used are Low Volatile Organic Compound (Low V.O.C), so they are no toxic for skin and body, and are respectful with environment.