- MADE IN MAINE, USA
- Horween® CHROMEXCEL® leather upper Made in Chicago
- Unlined Form-Fitting Inner
- Waxed Handsewn threaded forefoot
- Horween® CHROMEXCEL® Laces
- Natural Bamboo Footbed
- Triple Density Cushioning
- White 100% Rubber Non-Slip Boat Soles
- Repairable McKay Construction
- Runs true to size
- For wide-width please size up
- For half sizing please size up (if not available)
Handcrafted in the USA
Fair trade shoes made by American workers in Maine.
Not only are the shoes handcrafted here, but the leather is made in Chicago and the insoles are made in Ohio.
Limited Inventory Craftsmanship
We don't adhere to traditional retail distribution methods. By selling directly to you and not overproducing large inventories of goods, we reduce waste, time, and costs that are passed down to you at a fair price.
Chromexcel leather is made using proprietary techniques and formulas that were developed over 100 years ago in a factory still that's owned and operated by the Horween family in Chicago.
This leather stands out and can be characterized by a rich pull-up in full aniline, hand-rubbed finish, superior comfort, and durability. Chromexcel has become famous because of its patina, which is the unique character of which each shoe's color will adapt with wear.
TRIPLE DENSITY INSOLES COMBINES MODERN INSOLE TECHNOLOGY:
Each layer of our Triple-Density Bamboo lined insoles has a purpose. The bamboo attacks odor and sweat! The Techno-sponge wicks moisture and improves surface breathability. The Poron XRD® layer is soft but absorbs 99% of impact energy when hit hard! The Medical Grade Poron® won’t bottom out to create that walking on a yoga mat feeling!
Natural Bamboo Footbed!
Our feet and shoes harbor millions of organisms and bacteria which can be harmful to us. On average, our feet sweat a cup of moisture per day.
The heat and moisture that build up in our shoes create a breeding ground for these bacteria and fungi to grow. This is why people experience such maladies as Athlete’s Foot (tinea pedis). The anti-microbial performance of bamboo has been proven to have the following distinct advantages:
Built with XRD® Technology!
XRD® Technology is proven to absorb up to 90% of the most extreme impacts while maintaining 98% of its original performance...hit after hit.
Extreme Impact Protection is a lightweight, thin and breathable material that’s engineered for repeated impact and shock absorption, absorbing more than 90% of energy when impacted at high strain rates! Infused with Antimicrobial Protection, it helps prevent the growth of bacteria that causes stains and odors.
Molded from 100% Brazilian Rubber.
These slip-resistant, non-marking soles are light and durable while providing excellent traction on damp, smooth surfaces and do not require any break-in period or maintenance of any kind.
Known by many names, the McKay aka Littleway aka Blake Stitch method is a stitch down construction where the sole stitching appears on the foot side of the insole and on the outsole bottom. This method wraps the upper leather around underneath the foot for more comfort and flexibility. The seam may sometimes be hidden in a groove on the sole’s bottom to minimize
any abrasion from the stitching. The machine that does this stitching is very specialized and requires a special Littleway bobbin