Shoe and Lether

Optimum functionality and high quality

Components for shoes and leather goods that provide comfort and are safe for the environment

Our nonwoven, woven and weft materials for shoes and leather goods demonstrate our high level of expertise in functional materials. We offer manufacturers high-tech shoe components with optimum moisture management, products that keep bags, belts and accessories in perfect shape, and much more. These components are made from materials that comply with the latest environmental and industry standards (e.g. CADS and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class 2). Our product range includes high-quality products for the most diverse requirements, whether for women’s, men’s or children’s shoes, functional sports footwear, orthopedic shoes, heavy-duty industrial safety footwear or leather goods. Our products cover all budgets, from economic solutions to components for high-end products.

Our solutions at a glance

  • Orthopedic Footwear

    Ensuring a healthy foot climate: components for orthopedic shoes

    In orthopedic shoes, all components are critical. This is because each element makes an active contribution to comfortable walking and thus to the wearer’s quality of life. Freudenberg Performance Materials offers high-quality nonwoven, woven and weft material solutions for orthopedic shoes that provide well-being, are hard wearing and offer manufacturers a wide variety of options.

    For example, customers can choose heelgrip and footbed covers made from coagulated microfiber with a nappa look, which feel extremely soft and are abrasion resistant. Just as durable are our lining materials made from knitted and brushed microfibers with a suede finish. All components comply with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class 2.

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  • Athletic Footwear

    Equipped for maximum performance: durable nonwoven components for sports shoes

    Components for shoes in recreational or professional sports need to be lightweight, durable and high-performance to meet the demands of functionality and quality. Freudenberg Performance Materials offers innovative products made from nonwovens that are specially tailored for use in sports footwear.

    These include ultra-light, non-fraying and tear-resistant eyelet reinforcements that withstand extreme stress-loads. Or high-performance insoles that impress through their low weight and high proportion of recycled raw materials, minimizing environmental impact.

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  • Men's Footwear

    For a first-class appearance: high-performance nonwoven, woven and weft components for men’s shoes

    Freudenberg Performance Materials offers a selection of top-quality nonwoven, woven and weft materials for men’s shoes that meet even the highest demands.

    Our product portfolio includes, for example, heelgrip made from coagulated microfiber or conventional needle-punched nonwovens that display excellent abrasion resistance. We also offer durable yet soft lining materials with an appealing suede look and feel.

    Our range is completed by lightweight, durable, non-fraying eyelet reinforcements or sustainably produced insoles that provide stability.

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  • Ladies Footwear

    Premium quality at every step: nonwoven, woven and weft solutions for women’s shoes

    Whether elegant winter boots or sporty women’s shoes, nonwoven, woven and weft materials from Freudenberg Performance Materials ensure a healthy shoe climate and offer impressive durability.

    Functional eyelet reinforcements are the basis for lightweight, durable lacing solutions. Eco-friendly insoles give the shoe grip and help them keep their shape. Lining materials and heelgrip made from high-end nonwovens are not only highly wear-resistant but also offer a quality surface and hand-feel.

    Customers can choose between products in various price segments, from economic components to sophisticated solutions for the luxury segment.

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  • Safety Footwear

    Safety at work: ultra-durable solutions for industrial safety footwear

    When it comes to industrial footwear, the requirements are especially high: safety, optimum performance and long service life are key aspects that have priority in the selection of all components. Manufacturers also need to take into account economical solutions and good processability. Freudenberg Performance Materials has developed nonwoven solutions that meet these criteria – for different areas of work and different protection classes.

    Among other things, our range includes ultra-durable nonwovens for safety footwear linings. Extremely abrasion-resistant and durable, their toughness exceeds the usual safety standards by a factor of four. Our range is completed by high-end insoles, eyelet reinforcements and lining materials that make light work of the toughest conditions.

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  • Lethergoods

    Versatile shaping: nonwoven, woven and weft material solutions for leather goods

    Whether bags or purses, belts or watch straps: achieving a quality feel depends heavily on the “inner values” such as linings and reinforcing materials. These components give the product support and are responsible for its appearance. Freudenberg Performance Materials offers excellent nonwoven, woven and weft materials for these purposes.

    Our lining materials ensure the perfect shape of handbags and purses, for example. Adaptable materials with a textile character serve as reinforcement in dividers, pocket flaps and front pockets. We also produce extremely high-quality, soft and flexible nonwoven solutions especially designed for premium leather goods.

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  • Children's Footwear

    When the little ones get seriously active: functional nonwoven, woven and weft components for children’s shoes

    Parents are especially demanding when it comes to buying products for their children. From their shoes, they want something that is comfortable to wear and can withstand the rigors of sports and games while also meeting the highest standards of quality and comfort.

    With our rugged, versatile components specifically designed for children’s shoes, Freudenberg Performance Materials helps shoe manufacturers to meet these requirements. Our portfolio ranges from abrasion-resistant solutions for heelgrip and lining materials, to tear-resistant, ultra-light eyelet reinforcements and sustainably manufactured insoles.

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