Feit shoes Spring/Summer 2012
The Feit Reconnaissance Spring 2012 Collection is available now for preorder for our website members only. Three new styles, in three new colors, made from the finest Italian leather.
The construction we have used on this shoe is unique and has probably not been attempted in the past.
With the Hand Sewn Superclean, we have adapted the hand-made Goodyear construction, usually reserved for only the best men’s dress shoes or hiking boots, and combined it with the heel construction of a hand sewn moccasin, in the shape and feel of a classic court sport sneaker – offered in a low and hi-top version.
The Hand Sewn Stitchdown is a luxury, hand made version of a classic desert boot. The upper is stretched over the last, flanged out and sewn by hand to the sole. This hand sewn lock stitch is made up of a top and a bottom stitch which are then inter-stitched. As a result, the stitching will not unravel, even if a stitch is removed. Shoes with stitchdown construction can use leathers of a higher oil and fat content. This leads to a very supple feel, which cheaper imitations of this process can not achieve
Like all Feit shoes, each style is built from start-to-finish by one master craftsman, who signs the shoe on completion.
All materials used in this collection are natural Italian vegetable leathers containing minimal dyes, chemicals and pigments, so the hide remains as close as possible to its natural state and is biodegradable. The leather breathes as it does in nature. It is non-irritant, soft to the touch, ages richly over time and has minimal impact to the planet.