Honest question. Do you know where Vass leather is sourced from and how many shoes are cut per hide? Quality of leather is dependent on the quality of the skins but also how they are cut, i.e. imperfections are less avoidable when more shoes per hide is cut. how many pairs can be made of one hide? it's one. for all of them. it just depends, what you make of the rest. i.e. JL used this as a marketing tool. one hide = one pair. that's correct. every maker in the world will confirm that.