The leather is decent. It's not top quality, but it's not the cardboard like Indian leather either. The t-bars sometimes seem a little big when switching slots, but after riding in the them the slots seem to stretch a little. Which makes it easier to get the t-bar in and out. These are nylon lined, so the leathers as a whole won't stretch.The leathers are a little thick, which makes it difficult to get the stirrups on at first.Overall, I think these stirrup leathers are wonderful for the price. They look nice enough to show in and yet sturdy enough to school with.