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Understanding Shoe Construction

Friday, 15th March 2019
I often get asked why my shoe prices have such a difference in range. It's quite simple really. It's all in the construction. Our more expensive shoes will be Goodyear Welted or Blake Stitched. These are the two main shoe constructs favoured by the aristocracy. Blake stitch is particularly favoured…
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The Goodyear Welted Shoe

Friday, 15th March 2019
Goodyear Welt Shoe Construction | Why Do Sharp Dressed Men LOVE Welted Shoes?Construction"Goodyear welt construction" involves stitching a welt to the upper and a strip of preformed canvas like a "rib" that runs all around and bottom (known as "gemming") cemented to the insole of a shoe as an attach-point…
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Know Your Footwear

Sunday, 10th March 2019
GOODYEAR WELT vs BLAKE STITCHI often get asked why my footwear price ranges differ so much, Trying to explain is quite difficult, so to help us all out, see the facts of the different footwear constructions that I sell. It is a well-known fact that welted shoes last much longer than…
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