I’m always looking for innovative, well crafted goods with an environmentally friendly mindset, meet FEIT.
The FEIT Biotrainer Mid is contracted from start to finish by one master craftsman. Hand sewn from a single piece of english suede or leather. This shoe is left on the last for ten days where light steam is used to tighten the leather insuring superior shape and fit. It also features a heel counter that has been molded from high-grade leather typically reserved for english dress shoes. The buffalo leather footbed provides padding, absorbs moisture & breathes without retaining sweat or odor.
Sole construction: The unique sole of the FEIT Biotrainer is made of natural latex rubber from the mil of the hevea brasilinensis (rubber tree) plant. The milk is harvested by hand and poured into steel molds immersed in warm water. After one hour the sole is transferred into a cold water immersion bath that lasts up to 24 hours and helps to keep rubber pores open while the material cures. After 24 hours of drying, the soles are re-immersed into cold water for a week until they are trimmed and inspected for imperfections. This light weight process results fin a light and naturally flexible biodegradable sole that contains no plastic. Totally made in the environment in mind. FEIT Bio Trainer available now in Black leather and Marine Suede for a suggested retail price of $500.