This is a mid cut Spring version of the classic FEIT Hand Sewn Hiker. Very heavy unlined hides have been used to build this shoes. Constructed from 3.6 mm hides usually reserved for belts.
The Hiker Mid features a Vibram Gumlight lugged outsole.
The Hand Sewn Hiker Mid 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 leather hand stitched at the heel. Gusseted tongue reinforces the water-resistant construction. Shoe is left on the last for 10 days where light steam and humidity are used to tighten the leather and enhance 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.
An extra cork and buffalo leather insole is included with each pair to assist with in-between sizing.