What Kind Of Lizard Skins Are Used In Bootmaking?
The two most common hides available from ethical sources are ringtail and teju lizards. Ring Tail lizards are small desert-dwelling lizards with distinctive ringed tails. Teju are native to Central and South America and occupy a variety of habitats where they are known for their large size and predatory habits.
Why Choose Lizard Skin?
You may be more familiar with other reptile skins such as alligators and crocodiles, but lizard skin has many benefits.
- Small Pattern Scales
- Similar Sized Scales
- Uniform Color When Dyed Or Bleached
Subtle Small Pattern Scales
Compared to the scales of crocodile or alligator hides, the scales on lizard hides are smaller. This gives them a less-showy style that many people find works better for their wardrobe than the larger patterns on other leathers.
Similar Sized Scales Can Look Dressier
Unlike the scales of alligators or crocodiles, lizard scales tend to be more uniform in size. This gives the leather a more regular pattern. You may find this uniformity a dressier leather option.
Flexibility Means Comfort
Style is great, but comfort matters too. The flexibility of this leather makes it extremely comfortable to wear. Because these skins have no calcium in them, they are softer than other skins and easier to break-in.
Soft But Durable
This durable leather is unlikely to crack or crease, making it a great choice for custom boots that will last for years.
Thin & Light For Desert Wear
Lizard hides tend to be thinner than most other exotic leathers. This makes them easier for a bootmaker to shape, and comfortably light for you to wear in our desert environment.
Uniform Color When Dyed Or Bleached
Bootmakers find that lizard hides are easy to dye or bleach evenly. This results in a uniform color for your pair of cowboy boots.
Custom Lizard Skin Boots
When you are ready to order a custom pair of boots, you can depend on Old Country to customize them in the material, color, and style you choose. Our expert artisans use the best quality materials to make boots that fit you and your lifestyle, whether you are making a fashion statement or choosing a workday essential.
Contact Us To Get Started
Old Country is your source for premier customized footwear and other leather products in Las Vegas, Summerlin, Henderson, Boulder City, and Pahrump. Call us today to set an appointment for your personal consultation.