The leather symbol represents the skin or hide from an animal. The other materials symbol normally refers to the outer sole of the shoe of which, again, is a man-made material. There are many materials used for the sole of shoes, eg PVC, wood and rubber.
Regarding this, what is the symbol for real leather?
Coated Leather Another symbol to watch out for looks like the one for leather but with a diamond inside it. It means that the item is made from coated leather, which still comes from an animal. Stay away from shoes labeled with this one, too!
Subsequently, question is, is upper leather real leather? If you look for a label that says “genuine leather uppers” when you shop for shoes, that’s just what you’re getting — the outer and upper section of the shoe is real leather. The rest of the shoe is probably made of man-made material, or a composite of synthetics and leather.
In this regard, what is the difference between leather and coated leather?
Coated leather is generally used to refer a leather product where the surface coating applied to the leather substrate is one-third of the total thickness of the leather material and at the same time, does not exceed 0.15 mm . It is economically viable but has that man-made look unlike real or genuine leather.
How can you tell if leather is vegan?
If you see a symbol that looks like an animal hide laid out (the symbol on the top right) that means it is made with leather. You can also feel or smell the leather to tell if it’s real or fake. Vegan friendly shoes will say “man made materials” or sometimes “faux leather.”