The DSRT Kudu is made out of one piece of Kudu reverse leather.
The Kudu is a very large graceful antelope that grazes in the bushveld areas of Southern Africa. The Kudu is hunted in limited numbers to maintain ecological balance in national parks. Living wild ensures a lean fat to muscle ratio resulting in a strong tight skin. Kudu is both breathable and reversible - both sides of the skin may be used. The skin side is nubuck like and has visible scratches and scars resulting from life in the wild.
The reverse side of the skin is softer than the softest suede , with a lush and velvety texture. This kudu skin has been coated with wax and ironed, giving it a rich antique look. As the skin breaks you will begin to see more of the kudus natural features come to the fore. Although Kudu does not need to be lined, this shoe is lined using French calf skin in order to maintain a sleek well formerd toe, rather than the draping that would otherwise occur.
The DSRT Kudu features a FEIT Vibram 05 outsole - Â a design collaboration between FEIT and Vibram. It has a rubber all weather tread, leather inserts, a laser cut logo and a square leather lace.
The DSRT is made via a modified Goodyear construction. Goodyear Construction involves the upper of the shoe being stretched over the last then stitched to a leather strip knows as a welt. Following this, the sole is then stitched to the welt instead of glued.Â
Like all FEIT products the DSRT is hand made.