Oh my goodness, I don't know why I waited so long to get this die! When I run it through my BigKick it is as smooth as butter! I am so impressed, I thought that they would be really rough to run through.
Shopping at Goodwill one day I ran across samples in a binder, of leather for furniture. There is like 100 or so. I used one of those and it worked perfectly. Duhh, leather for a shoe! There are different colors and textures too!
I totally recommend this die to everyone who sees this!