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Following on from our handmade series of blog posts today we bring you something completely new. It’s not everyday luxury shoemaker FEIT break the boundaries of the hand made footwear sector. This time, they give us the new Bio Trainer 1, 100% hand-sewn from vegetable-died leather featuring a buffalo leather support for breathability and heat absorption.
After a lengthy design process we developed our own 100% natural latex rubber sole made out of the milk of Hevea Brasiliensis (rubber tree).
The milk, harvested by hand in France, is poured into steel molds immersed in warm water. After one hour the sole is transferred into a cold water bath. Cold water immersion lasts up to 24 hours and helps to keep the pores open while the material cures.
The soles are then placed into a hot air dryer which is lined with hundreds of wooden shelves like that of a bakery. After 24 hours of drying, the soles are re-immersed into cold water for one week until they are trimmed and inspected for imperfections.
This two week journey results in a light and naturally flexible sole that contains no plastic.
While not for the gym, or an aggressive jog this shoe will keep you comfortable and cool.
We have to say this is one we’d definitely like to add to our footwear collection.