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HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN
HAND SEWN CHELSEA - WFCL_TAN

HAND SEWN CHELSEA

Semi cordovan

HAND SEWN CHELSEA

Semi cordovan

Regular price $750.00 Sale

Description

The Hand Sewn Chelsea draws on the hardworking heritage of the original Chelsea boot created in the Victorian era that became a staple during World War I. In 1932, the English Chelsea boot was adapted with a sturdier design to be used as a work boot for Australian stockmen.

Built using FEIT handsewn Goodyear welted construction and a rugged Vibram® outsole, our interpretation of this classic is constructed from a seamless one-piece vegetable-tanned leather upper handstitched at the heel, and features a pull tab with eight hand stitches.

Construction

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 are added, before cementing the leather outsole to the midsole using a natural, water-based glue. We refer to this process as a modified handsewn Goodyear construction—this method ensures all FEIT shoes can be resoled.

Material

Cordovan leather, historically made from the buttocks section of a horse skin, has been used only for luxury dress shoes. FEIT shoes use the entire skin—hence the name "semi-cordovan”. The leather is tanned slowly, nourished with natural oils, and shaved. A century ago, when horses were still a driving force behind transportation, hides were plentiful. Now they are extremely scarce and difficult to come by. The use of this highly luxurious and elevated skin allows the foot to breathe and because it is much softer, does not require breaking in.

SIZING

This pair of FEIT shoes comes with an extra set of cork and buffalo leather insoles to assist with in-between sizing. The additional leather insoles 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.

Please see our size chart for measurements.

Size Chart