Handmade in batches of 50, the Hiker boot from Feit Direct offers an elegant alternative the bulky boots already flooding the market this fall. The sturdy upper is constructed of a single piece of vegetable tanned leather, hand-sewn to its cork footbed and sealed with a Goodyear welt. From here the rugged sole is stitched—rather than glued—to the welt. This extra step improves the durability and life of the boot while avoiding the use of environmentally harmful chemicals.
A side project of Rag & Bone footwear director Tull Price, the $404 Hiker ships 19 October and is now available for pre-order in three colorways from Feit Direct.