The 304 Last has similar sillhouette to the classic American 555 Moccasin Last, but a slightly more athletic shape, resulting in a more secure, true-to-size fit while preserving the same exceptional comfort.
SVIG introduced its Cortina sole to commemorate the 1956 Winter Games in Cortina, Italy. A durable, but lightweight rubber-cork compound is molded in Italy with lugs to provide exceptional traction and shock absorption. The result is a sole as light as many contemporary EVA foam soles, but of a compound that maintains its grip with wear, is dense enough to keep-out sand and water. This proprietary rubber is infused with cork to absorb shock and molded with deep and tactile lugs that ensure stability on sandy trails, branch-laden forest floors, marshy turf, muddy or frozen riverbanks, and even slick piers and boat decks.
Chromexcel is made using proprietary techniques and formulas developed over 100 years ago in a factory still owned and operated by the Horween family in Chicago. It's characterized by a rich pull-up in full aniline, hand-rubbed finish, superior comfort, and durability. Chromexcel was made famous by its patina—the unique character of each hide which comes to life with wear.