Nappa is a very soft and smooth leather not covered by treatments with films or coatings.
Its surface has the characteristic natural texture of leather with a slightly glossy look. The nappa leather we use is bovine and comes from Veneto.
Waxed Bovine Leathers come from tanneries in Veneto. They are vegetable-tanned and the wax coating gives them waterproof properties. Matte finishing.
The goatskin leather used has been vegetable-tanned without the use of chemical elements. It has a finishing with animal fat and has a reptile design print. It comes from tanne- ries in Tuscany.
From this season all the Levius shoes will have EVA (Ethyl vinyl acetate) soles and EVA base of the insoles, commonly used for running shoes.
This material stands out for: lightness, resistance to deterioration over time, weather-resistance, UV resistance, antistatic properties, color fastness, waterproof properties and high resistance to oils and to many solvents, high resistance to use thanks to the combination of flexibility with high stress-crack resistance, excellent properties of vibration and shock dumping, high resistance to bacteria with the closed cells structure and for its eco-friendly properties.
Lycra is an elastomeric fiber with unique properties of elongation and recovery of the original shape. Levius uses it as an internal technical detail thought to act as a buffer between the foot and the upper. This detail has become the distinguishing feature of Levius and it is now in all 4 models.