Feit footwear—and that’s pronounced “fight” rather than “feet”—is a handmade shoe line made from natural materials. Launched in 2005 by former Royal Elastics founder Tull Price, the company was created to act as a direct response to the saturated synthetic market. Aside from offering a wide range of beautifully designed men’s shoes and boots, Feit abides by its ethos to make products without the use of a single machine.
By adhering to the Goodyear construction method, which is traditionally used in classic men’s dress shoes, Feit shoes are stretched and stitched into the sole rather than glued. All of the leather is sourced from Italian tanneries and treated with vegetable dye. No harmful chemicals are used, and the leather is kept as close to its natural state as possible, which lets the leather breathe and age well over time. While there is a rather robust handmade shoe market to be found online, it’s rare to find a line that is truly well-designed with attention to quality, fit, and aesthetics. It’s a direct reflection of Price’s history and ethics and also, perhaps, a nod to his ongoing partnership with Rag & Bone. Take a look at the full range of shoes as well as wallets and belts here.