In today's modern industrialized factories, the preferred method of production relies on assembly lines, where one person or a machine continuously performs the same task, thus increasing efficiency. However, FEIT is retaining traditional craftmanship by allocating one craftsman to work on the completion of a shoe, in this case the Hiker Mid. Cut from a single pieces of premium Italian vegetable tanned leather, the upper is stitched onto the sole using Goodyear welt technique. Furthermore, the boots are left in light steam room for up to ten days, allowing the humidity to tighten the shoes against the last before it is removed. Finished off with hardwearing Vibram Gumlite outsole and vegetable tanned buffalo leather on the footbed, pre-order this pair from their online shop right now.