The first thing you should throw out of your train of thought while looking at Feit’s Bio Trainer 1 sneaker: it’s not a hiking, jogging, or motorsport shoe. It’s in fact, more dressy and casual than anything else; business casual, if you may. And in use? It is comfortable — be sure to have it in your exact size, however.
Being a 100% handmade also doesn’t mean that there are inconsistencies; in fact, the Bio Trainer 1 is refined down to the outsole, insole, laces, and everything in between. The upper part of the shoe is made from hand-sewn vegetable-dyed suede or leather, and incorporates a 100% buffalo leather sole to absorb sweat. Colors include black, navy, and white.
Finally, the natural latex rubber sole is made from the milk of a rubber tree — it takes a full two weeks to make. So all in all, the Bio Trainer 1 is a tree-hugger’s dream shoe. Price tag? A hefty $425. Check out some photos of it, after the break.
Editor’s Note: Technically, this became a short photo essay, hasn’t it?