FEIT's Runner returns to and evolves the seamless one-piece, handcrafted leather upper of the original "running spikes". Built from vegetable-tanned semi-cordovan leather, the tongue is unified with the upper, so that lacing the shoe creates a folded "paper bag" effect at the collar. The natural materials ensure that the shoe is breathable and does not retain odor, and that the leather will mold to the wearer's foot over time.
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.