Not only are Russells made in the true moccasin style, they are hand sewn by master craftsmen who must be consistent with every stitch they make.
Each pair of Russell boots and shoes is hand lasted, meaning, leather is stretched over a last like this one, that conforms to the shape of your foot. Your shoe or boot is built around the last. Your foot is cradled all around and under foot by up to three layers of the finest leather. A Russell boot or shoe will mold itself to the exact shape of your foot and toes for unparalleled comfort.
At each stage of the production cycle, pairs of boots and shoes are attended to in various hand operations, making mass production methods impossible at Russell.One of the amazing benefits of this extra work, hand lasting and true moccasin construction is that bones in your feet and your toes can move independently and freely as they were intended to.
Your foot is not constricted. The need to break in conventional shoes is the result of pressure points being applied to your foot. True moccasin construction, combined with custom made to measure Russell techniques, results in boots and shoes that can literally be worn right out of the box.