FEIT's Runner returns to and evolves the seamless one-piece, handcrafted leather upper of the original "running spikes". Built from vegetable-tanned semi-cordovan leather, the tongue is unified with the upper, so that lacing the shoe creates a folded "paper bag" effect at the collar. The natural materials ensure that the shoe is breathable and does not retain odor, and that the leather will mold to the wearer's foot over time.
Historically, cordovan leather, made from the buttocks part of a horse skin, has been used only for luxury dress shoes. For our FEIT shoes we use the entire skin - hence the name "semi-cordovan." The leather is tanned slowly, nourished with natural oils, and shaved. A century ago, when horses were still a driving force behind transportation, hides were plentiful. Now they are extremely scarce and difficult to come by.
The use of this highly luxurious and elevated skin allows the foot to breathe and, because it is much softer, does not require breaking in.
Each pair of FEIT shoes comes with an extra set cork and buffalo leather insoles to assist with in-between sizing. The additional leather insole can be used alone, or the cork can be inserted underneath the leather for extra padding. If you are between sizes, you can either size up and use the included insoles, or size down and use no additional insoles
Handmade in Southern China