Goodyear Welt

Goodyear Welted construction gets its strength, durability, and repair qualities by stitching the upper leather, lining leather, and welt (a specially prepared piece of leather) to the ribbing that has already been bonded to the insole. The welt is then stitched to the leather or rubber sole. It is this final stitch, holding the sole in place, which we can cut through enabling complete removal of the sole without causing damaging the upper.

The Goodyear Welted construction is expensive, time-consuming, and requires highly skilled craftsmanship. Invented hundreds of years ago, it is still considered one of the finest methods of shoe construction today.

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