Horse leather is rare today but it is still used in fashion as high quality material that is durable for years to come. Horse leather is traditionally used for shoes and clothing and is a smooth leather. Horse aniline leather often has a special pattern due to the skin structure. Cordovan leather is mainly used for high-end shoes. Only the leather from the rear flanks of heavy workhorses is suitable. Ready-produced cordovan contains a lot of grease and is therefore water repellent. Cordovan is one of the very expensive leathers, especially as the demand clearly exceeds the supply. Suitable horse skins are very rare, since heavy workhorses are also very rare and cannot be replaced by horses from breeding or sporting activities. The raw material therefore comes from a few specialist manufacturing companies.