Grasshoppers Launches New Tint Range With New Leather Technology

With summer on its way, and brighter colours appearing on the runway and in stores, Grasshoppers is thrilled to announce the launch of its new range, Tint. The range is not only a nod to the season’s colourways but incorporates new leather technology while still honouring the heritage of the iconic moccasin style.

Bolton Footwear has partnered with Mossop Tannery to introduce G-Tech leather technology: The perfect synergy between leather and technology.

Timothy Vermeulen, Grasshoppers Designer at Bolton Footwear, says: “The style of our shoe is iconic, so we looked at how we could add something fresh, but still keeping with the classic style. This led us to the new Tint range manufactured in Doebuck leather from the team at Mossop. What really stood out for us when partnering with them are the benefits of the technology that has been incorporated into this leather. The result is footwear that can keep up with today’s demanding standards without compromising on style.”

Three different scientific technology processes have been applied to the new Grasshoppers Tint range:

  • WalkDry – Hydroponic shoe-upper Leather: WalkDry meets the highest water repellent demands while maintaining breathability. The tanning process permanently protects the leather fibres limiting water uptake in wet weather, whilst reducing damage from perspiration.
  • WalkClean – Anti-dirt shoe-upper Leather: WalkClean is a highly effective leather treatment that targets oil and everyday stains in an exciting way. The technology applied in this stage permanently bonds to the leather fibres repelling liquids and blocks stains pushing spills way from the fibres. It also protects against salt staining, acid and alkali environments.
  • WalkBreathe – Breathable shoe-upper Leather: WalkBreathe has been developed to promote the ‘breathability’ of the leather. Smart Polymer technology has been used during the tanning process that assists with the leather to ‘breathe’ while diffusing perspiration to the outside and controlling moisture levels on the inside. The result is managed thermal comfort for the wearer.

“Much like Grasshoppers, Mossop is a business with rich heritage too. Our values are aligned in terms of the quality of products we produce. We were both also aligned in our objective of taking a shoe style that is loved by so many South Africa, and ramping it up with the latest technology, and introducing new colours. The new Tint range confirms that consumers do not need to compromise on quality or fashion. They are not mutually exclusive and can be combined to achieve footwear that is on trend, classic and a quality product,” concludes Vermeulen.

The new Grasshoppers Tint collection features men’s and women’s styles and will officially launch on online on the Monday, 24th of August 2020.

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Available in pastels and brighter options, Grasshoppers Tint moccasins are easy to style with skinny jeans and the latest trapeze style dress. RRP: R799.00

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