Often the customer does not understand the price difference between the shoes. Certainly the country of manufacture, the quality of the leathers and the fittings explain a lot, but between two "leather-lined" shoes of similar appearance, how do you find your way around? The most important point is the quality of the lining. Of course it is necessary to discard the shoes which are partially lined with leather (leather supplemented with canvas often). There are different qualities of leather lining. Cowhide, pigskin and calfskin. And this is where it all comes down to it. All the shoes sold for less than 200€ are in calfskin or pigskin lining (no one indicates it precisely: the vague “leather lining” leaves room for the imagination). The natural calfskin lining starts at 300€. Just touch the material, put on the shoe to understand the difference. Calfskin is a rich, silky, durable, very dense and therefore resistant leather. All luxury shoes (the “shoes”) are lined in calfskin. The quality of the lining plays an important role in the structure of the shoe, a quality lining strengthens the shoe and preserves its appearance in the long term: it prevents sagging. It contributes to its durability. The better the lining, the more resistant the shoe will be. Calfskin in general is a high quality leather because calfskin itself is a sturdy young animal. unfortunately the price of calf leather is high for the good and simple reason that the consumption of calf meat has dropped sharply, the number of skins is logically reduced. Everything that is rare is expensive. It goes without saying that all TiNNSON boots are fully lined in calfskin. We use the finest quality 1mm thick calfskin.