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Feit Cordovan Runner
FEIT's Runner returns to and evolves the seamless one-piece, handcrafted leather upper of the original "running spikes". Built from vegetable-tanned semi-cordovan leather, the tongue is unified with the upper, so that lacing the shoe creates a folded "paper bag" effect at the collar. The natural materials ensure that the shoe is breathable and does not retain odor, and that the leather will mold to the wearer's foot over time.
Historically, cordovan leather, made from the buttocks part of a horse skin, has been used only for luxury dress shoes. For our FEIT shoes we use the entire skin - hence the name "semi-cordovan." The leather is tanned slowly, nourished with natural oils, and shaved. A century ago, when horses were still a driving force behind transportation, hides were plentiful. Now they are extremely scarce and difficult to come by.
The use of this highly luxurious and elevated skin allows the foot to breathe and, because it is much softer, does not require breaking in.