- 5 / 60 LEFT
- RELEASE 21 Nov '12
- CUTTING 21 Dec '12
- SHIPPING 21 Jan '13
Our Hand Sewn Hiker is built form start to finish by one master craftsman.
The upper is composed of only one piece of vegetable tanned leather that is hand sewn on the last and features a genuine hand made Goodyear welt. Goodyear construction involves the upper of the shoe being stretched over the last, then stitched to a leather strip known as a welt. Following this, the sole is then stitched ot the welt instead of glued.
It is then left on the last for up to ten days where light steam is let into the room, its moisture falling on the shoes. This process allows the humidity to tighten the shoe on the last, ensuring a superior shape and fit.
We have used the finest Italian vegetable leathers, using minimal, dyes, chemicals and pigments so the hide remains as close as possible to its natural state. The leather breathes as it does in nature. It is non irritant, soft to the touch, ages richly over time and is biodegradable.
The Hand Sewn Hiker features the durable and flexible Vibram Gumlite outsole. Vibram is the world's leading outdoor sole manufacturer. Vibram is a company with a history of innovation and quality from 1936. Check out vibram.com.
This style is fitted with a Buffalo leather vegetable tanned foot bed.
We suggest this shoe be worn bare foot.
The following table shows the exact length and width of the innersole