A new addition to the classic series this Spring 2016 season is the Hand Sewn High, an evolution of the Hand Sewn High. This style takes FEIT’s signature one-piece upper construction to the highest height possible while maintaining the integrity of the timeless handsewn Goodyear construction techniques. Laces can be wrapped around the ankle through the moccasin style pull-tab detail, featuring 8 stitches applied by hand. This new shape creates a moccasin and military boot-inspired version of this classic series.
The Hand Sewn Super High is built by hand from start to finish by one master craftsman using an advanced Goodyear construction technique that produces a superior shoe. The seamless one-piece upper of the shoe is made from a single piece of vegetable tanned leather, hand stitched at the heel. The leather is left on the last for 10 days in a room where light steam and humidity are used to tighten the leather, ensuring shape and fit. Buffalo leather is used for the footbed.
The leather is dyed with natural pigments so that the hide retains its natural state and ages richly over time. The superior construction technique and use of natural materials ensure that the shoe breathes and does not retain sweat or odor, and can be worn barefoot.
As a general rule, if you are between sizes we suggest sizing down. This shoe runs a half size large. An extra cork and buffalo leather insole is included with each pair to assist with in-between sizing. Each pair includes both square leather and cotton laces.