Yeah, it will get more grippy over time as your hand oils get into it. But it is leather so expect scuffs, scratches etc more than a normal case. It happened far too easily when I had one infelt I needed a case for my case. But the leather ones feel the best while holding the phone.
I think they fit better than the Nomad. The Nomad are nice don’t get me wrong but I always go back to the Apple leather. I’ve applied a mink oil on mine that gives them a water resistance and a nice grip without ruining the leather. It’s the same kiwi shoe brand made for leathers.