Which Leather Should I Choose? Why Deerskin Leather? Deerskin is unsurpassed for being breathable, lightweight, and comfortable. Simply put, deerskin leather will conform to your feet more easily. It moves with your feet and gives where you need it to give. Because of this, it requires no breaking in period as most leathers do. Deerskin leather will stay soft even after being wet repeatedly. It is a superior leather for many foot problems. Why Cowhide Leather? Though deerskin leather is strong, cowhide is tougher and more resistant to abrasion. Cowhide will be more durable, hold its shape better, give more support and with a little care, look better longer. It will hold up better in rough conditions. Cowhide can be waterproofed and should have a leather conditioner applied from time to time to maintain its softness in harsh conditions. By using high quality Texas steer hides that are specially tanned and tumbled, we have a cowhide leather that is thick for extra durability, yet soft and flexible for comfort. Why Deertan Leather? Due to the limited supply of deerskin and its continually increasing costs, we offer deertan leather as an option to fill our customer's needs for durable, soft leather. This cowhide leather is specially tanned to our specifications by an American tannery to be similar to deerskin with the added bonus of being more durable -- and as a result, is easy to care for. Made to order. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.