A good pair of shoes is made out of first-rate materials, has good arch support, fits comfortably, looks great and will last a lifetime. It’s these factors that determine whether you’re buying a quality pair of shoes.

But how do you determine whether that pair of shoes, or say a field notes leather wallet, is made out of real, quality leather? Fake leather is thriving in the retail world, and marketers are getting better and better at making fake leather products seem like the real deal by using certain phrases, like “made with genuine leather.”