H. S. Trask fine footwear is crafted in Bozeman Montana,. After witnessing local Native Americans using Native American leathers to make very durable and very comfortable footwear, Mr. Trask set out to only use Moose, Elk or Bison hides as the Indians had done. Trask's Pebble Grain finish here is an example of one of those rugged, yet soft materials. This classic captoe style is popular and dressy enough - yet offers much more comfort than the usual rigid dress shoe. Excellent quality, (Trask shoes usually retail for $189.) Although preowned, this pair appear hardly worn. That said, the low $69 price represents an exceptional value for such a well made shoe like H. S. Trask, & Co.