Project 4000 – KEEPING IT A MILLI IN THE 4000

Outlier x Feit Supermarines by Taz
January 28, 2011, 9:40 pm
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A few months ago we all learned about the super group formed by Feit and Outlier created with one intention to produce the perfect riding shoe. These have now reached completion so get to it and order yours now at Outlier-Feit Pre-order Site.

– T,

The Outlier Feit Supermarines. A handmade sneaker, built with the best materials possible. Highly water resistant, extremely breathable and all around a pleasure to wear. Like all of Feit’s shoes the Supermarines are handmade using traditional shoemaking techniques that today are generally only used by high end dress shoe companies like John Lobb, Alden and Tricker’s.

Making shoes by hand allows us to produce small volumes at very high quality levels. It’s not cheap, but the results are worth it and we work hard to keep the costs down by selling direct. Outlier and Feit both share the same dedication to using the absolute best quality materials around and it comes through in these sneakers. The upper is made from two materials and uses only two seams, one to attach the tongue and one to close up the rear. The outer material is Supermarine Cotton, a highly water resistant and extremely breathable fabric made solely of the longest staple Egyptian cotton.

The inner is a double layer of French calf leather, an extremely soft and breathable material. So supple that it makes you want to not wear socks. The Feit/Outlier commando sole is a similar combination. A full length French vegetable leather outsole provides an excellent combination of flexibility and stiffness, while a two piece Vibram sheet rubber layer ensures solid grip and traction.

A cork midsole adds in natural breathability and shock absorption. Everything is sewn together using the traditional handmade Goodyear welt construction. Waxed cotton laces, a 3M reflective heel cap, a discreet lace tuck and a buffalo leather insole with natural latex arch support complete the package. We hope to be able to ship them by the end of February and are available for preorder in Flat Black and in Olive.

The preorder price is $260 and while we are trying to hold it there, we suspect it will go up for the general release. The return policy is 365 days from date of purchase, in unworn condition and with the original packaging. Shoes made by Feit Master Cobblers Southern China. Photos by Emiliano Granado.



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