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Men’s Goodyear welt

We are very excited about our launch of the men’s collection. We have tried and tested our men’s shoes on a very enthusiastic volunteer and we can confirm that the results we superb.

 Here, is an image for you to understand what exactly goes into making a good, Goodyear welted shoe.

A Goodyear welt is a strip of leather, rubber, or plastic that runs along the perimeter of a shoe outsole. In our case, it’s leather. “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 for the out sole or midsole (depending on the Goodyear welt variant). The space enclosed by the welt is then filled with cork for breathability), and the outsole is both cemented and stitched to the welt. This make the shoe, stronger, more sturdy and more comfortable.

We make our men’s shoes in Spain, the artisans working on our shoes have more than 50 years of experience in making men’s shoes. They mostly work with Goodyear welt, but also work with Blake welt and are passionate and very proud of what they deliver.

Below is a tiny video of our Cristian being made: