Textile lining

Textile lining

Besides leather, a shoe’s lining can also be made of textiles. Cotton and viscose are the most popular textiles used for this purpose. Cotton is organic and breathable. Even when worn regularly, these shoes retain their shape. Viscose is the most common chemical fibre used for lining. Like cotton, viscose is very absorbent, which makes it hygienic and comfortable for the feet.


Linen is often used for summer shoes because it is breathable, so it absorbs moisture and releases it again quickly, which has a cooling effect on the feet. This means that people who tend to have sweaty feet should avoid purely synthetic fabrics such as polyamide, polyester, polyacrylic and elastane, which absorb almost no moisture, allowing wetness to stay in the shoes.


In the winter, wool or lambskin are good choices for inner lining because they keep heat inside shoes and also absorb a lot of moisture without actually feeling wet.


The interlining is usually made of cotton and polyester, mainly because they are fairly inflexible and durable. A shoe’s interlining is located between the upper and the lining material, so it provides stability to the surface of the shoe.

Category: MATERIAL
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