We cut the leather to accommodate the sneaker kit patterns. That means that your 2 square feet will be either 15×20″ (for small to medium sizes) or 16×22″ (medium to large sizes) If you want larger pieces of one color or to have them cut differently, please contact us. Info[at]chicagoschoolofshoemaking.com
(A square foot = 144 square inches. 2 square feet= 288 square inches.)
The leather we offer for your sneakers is a high quality 4-5 oz chrome tanned top grain split. The surface has minimal grain so that paints and decoration can be applied easily. 2+ square feet is enough to make a pair of sneakers. For larger sizes, we send a bit more. This leather is also used for our Outstitch Shoemaking Online , our Beginning Shoemaking Course and for clutches. We source this particular leather called “Arizona” from HideHouse.com Some of the colors are “Mellowtan” and are good for totes as well as shoes and clutches. We’d be happy to sell you a bigger piece, or a different shaped piece for your project. Please let us know if you’d like a special cut of leather. The more you buy, the less cost per square foot. Here’s a glimpse : 2 sqft: $24, 3 sqft:$30, 4 sqft: $36. Give us a call if you want a larger piece than 2 sq ft—and let us know what shape you’d like us to cut. 773-242-7436. Have fun!
(photo of leather is not representative) Check color hues HERE
Black-#000000, White-#ffffff, Pink-#ffe6e6, Red-#cc0000, Grape-#990099, Olive-#666633, Sunrise-#e67300, Purple-#290066
Some colors in the leather array are no longer available.