May 13, 2011
Feit just released the Superclean Kudu’s for pre-order at their online store. They are lookin’ mighty fine indeed! The entire upper is made from kudu (reversed) and cames with waxed cotton laces too. To read more about the shoe, hit the jump or alternatively, you can visit Feit HERE.
Material: KUDU REVERSE
The material we have chosen to build this shoe in is called KUDU.
The Kudu is a very large graceful antelope that grazes in the bushveld areas of Southern Africa. The Kudu is hunted in limited numbers to maintain ecological balance in national parks. Living wild ensures a lean fat to muscle ratio resulting in a strong tight skin.
Kudu is both breathable and reversible – both sides of the skin may be used. The skin side is nubuck like and has visible scratches and scars resulting from life in the wild. The reverse side of the skin is softer than the softest suede , with a lush and velvety texture.
Although Kudu does not need to be lined, this shoe is lined using French calf skin in order to maintain a sleek well formerd toe, rather than the draping that would otherwise occur.
Laces: Waxed Cotton
This shoe is laced using a natural cotton lace that has been waxed for protection.
Outsole: Lactae Hevea
All natural sole form the milk of he Hevea tree.
Construction: Handsewn Goodyear
This process was pioneered by the Goodyear family and is the traditional method for manufacturing men’s dress shoes.
The upper of the shoe is stretched over the last and stitched to a leather strip known as a welt. The Lactae Hevea sole is then stitched to this welt. This is a labour intensive process performed by expert craftspeople and allows for constant airflow through the shoe aiding ventilation, durability and strength.
Like all FEIT products the Superclean is hand made.