Hanwelted construction

The Hand Welted shoe, is the artisan process par excellence and is performed only by master shoemakers. In its manual execution the upper and the insole are stitched together with a strip of leather called Welt. A lightweight and breathable layer of suede is applied between the insole and the sole. Finally the welt will also be sewn to the sole of the shoe. The result of this double binding is a very strong shoe, and the little amount of glue used allows a skilled cobbler to resole it relatively easy. This make the shoe virtually everlasting, provided it is treated properly. The particular silohuette of this shoe, in which the upper falls to the sole very deep inside the edge of the last, making it much more elegant too, can be immediately recognizable by trained eyes.