The Kudu leather feels incredible, so luxurious and thick.
We have been using Kudu for a couple of years. It’s a very large antelope from Southern Africa that is hunted in limited numbers to maintain ecological balance in national parks. Supply is limited by the number of animals which are culled each year. One side looks like nubuck and has scratches and scars because it’s been exposed to real life conditions in the bush. The reverse side of the skin is softer than the softest suede, with a lush and velvety texture, it’s very, very comfortable.
I agree. It’s the most incredible material. This might be political, or might not, but what’s the difference between using leather from a wild animal as opposed to farm bred?
A wild animal may not always be better, it just depends. The reason the Kudu is good for FEIT is the fact that because they live in the wild, they have a lean fat-to-muscle ratio. This results in a durable skin that is aged and flexible.
And lastly, if you could change one thing in the footwear business, what would it be?
Only one thing? There is way too much money and time spent on marketing and making way too much crap, then trying to get us all to pay for it. Enough already! It’s not fair, just give us a good quality product that will get better as it gets older. That’s what I’d change.
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