Inspired by the polar vortex of 2014, the Arctic Hiker is a tall boot built to withstand harsh New York winters. Key details include additional toe and heel reinforcements normally reserved for outsoles of men's dress shoes as well as a padded ankle collar and tongue that sits inside FEIT's classic raw edged Hiker for additional insulation and comfort. Natural rubber and latex padded detailing is used making this a water-resistant design, never leaving you unprepared.
FEIT footwear is mainly built using vegetable-tanned leather. Vegetable-tanned leather breathes as in nature. It is non-irritant, soft to touch, ages richly over time, and biodegrades. The leather remains neutral regardless of the temperature, and does not retain sweat or odor, allowing FEIT shoes to be worn barefoot and get better with age.
All FEIT Hikers are made from start to finish by one master craftsman using a hand sewn Goodyear construction, whereby the one-piece upper of the boot is sewn to a welt, which is then sewn to a leather midsole. The sole is then filled with cork and a bamboo shank stabilizer is added. Finally, a Vibram outsole is cemented to the midsole using a natural, water-based glue.
Goodyear construction ensures all FEIT shoes can be resoled.
This style runs about a full size large. Please order a full size down. For example, if you are a US 11, order a US 10 and do not use any insoles. Or, order true to size and use the included insoles.
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.
Please see our size chart for measurements.