FEIT pay homage towards quality and sustainability, and their design is built for longevity, made from natural materials via human construction. All FEIT footwear is hand cut, hand stitched (with awl, needle and thread) and hand lasted by a master shoe maker. The same shoe maker follows the whole production of a pair of shoes from hand cutting the leather, to finishing the shoe after construction. FEIT believes that producing by hand from natural materials creates a superior product and wearing experience. Human decision-making allows the maker to use their materials judiciously and to adapt and improve the product as needed during construction. Each pair is numbered, and signed by the maker.
At the core of FEIT is an original set of lasts developed in Civitanova Marche, Italy with the help of Feit founder Tull Price’s favorite last maker: Veddicio Padrone. Soles are developed in partnership with Vibram Italy or France-based Lactae Hevea. Leathers are sourced from tanneries specializing in vegetable dyeing in the Tuscan region of Italy, and suedes are sourced from England’s most prestigious dress shoe suppliers.
All shoes are handsewn in southern China, where Tull has assembled and trained a small team of makers known for their strength and dexterity in the declining art of handmade shoes.