Josh Price X Materials and Construction
An unyielding desire for growth and profits in the footwear industry has resulted in mass produced, low quality footwear becoming the norm.
An entire generation has grown up wearing poorly built shoes made from low quality materials. FEIT DIRECT has been built to change the status quo. To deliver hand crafted shoes from finest materials and components in the world and build via traditional construction techniques.
A great shoe starts with a great last. The cornerstone of Feits collection is an initial set of lasts which founder Tull Price collaborated on with one of Italy's most famous last makers - now 92 year old Verdichio Padrone. We use all natural leathers including Kudu, Llama, Elk and Camel, often combined with a French Calf skin lining. Natural leathers are breathable and, as such, Feit shoes are designed to be worn barefoot. All lined FEIT shoes are entirely water proof. Natural components such as cork foot beds, buffalo leather insoles and bamboo shanks are chosen for their durability, strength and quality.
These materials and components ensure the best results when employing traditional footwear constructions. At FEIT we use 3 major construction techniques - Hand Sewn Goodyear, Hand Sewn Stitchdown and Traditional Moccasin.