Thursday, 28 March 2013
Feit - Hand made shoes
Feit are a Australian based shoe and accessories company. The company was established in 2005 by Tull Price and Josh Price. This venture was started in response to Tull's experience in the highly commercial shoe industry when he started up 'Royal Elastics' in London in 1996. Since then Royal elastics was sold to a large multinational shoe company in 2002.
The upper sole is one part of vegetable tanned leather, hand stitching is followed through with the absence of any machine as aid for the process. Leather is sourced from Italian tanneries. The footbed is made from natural cork.
The shoe shell is then left with the last (wooden shoe form) in a room where moisture is pumped into allowing the leather to fall and take shape.