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What is Goodyear Welted construction?Updated 8 months ago

Goodyear Welted refers to a traditional method of shoe construction that enhances durability, comfort, and the potential for resoling. In this technique, a strip of leather (the welt) is stitched to both the upper part of the shoe and the insole. The welt creates a cavity that is filled with a layer of cork or other filling materials such as foam, providing insulation, comfort and adaptability. 

One distinctive feature of Goodyear Welted shoes is the additional stitching that attaches the outer sole to the welt, making it a separate component from the upper. This construction allows for easy resoling, as the sole can be replaced without affecting the upper part of the shoe. 

Shoes made with the Goodyear Welted method are known for their quality, longevity, and the ability to be re-crafted, making them a popular choice for those seeking durable and classic footwear. The process requires skilled craftsmanship, resulting in footwear made to last.

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