FEIT's Braided Oxford is a nod to the traditional school shoe, updated with natural materials, minimal styling, and hand sewn elements. The one-piece vegetable tanned leather upper is sewn using three contrasting threads that are then braided and knotted at the heel to form an ornamental tassel, celebrating hand sewn construction. The leather is sewn to the sole using an L-shaped welt that shows the threads used in the hand sewn good year construction. The Oxford features a classic stacked leather heel and includes leather laces.
All FEIT shoes are made from start to finish by one master craftsman. The one-piece upper is sewn by hand directly to the midsole. A cork footbed and a bamboo shank stabilizer is added, then the leather outsole is cemented to the midsole using a natural, water-based glue. We refer to this process as a modified hand-sewn Goodyear construction.
Goodyear construction ensures all FEIT shoes can be resoled.
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.