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Original Goodyear Welted
Original Goodyear Welted shoes have always been associated with excellence and superior workmanship. This construction process is expensive, time consuming and requires highly skilled craftsmanship.For instance, more than 60 craftsmen are involved in the process of manufacturing one of our Goodyear shoes, requiring more than 120 production steps, from beginning to end.
Invented hundreds of years ago, Goodyear is still considered one of the finest method of shoe construction today. The construction get 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.
Full Calf Lined Interior
These shoes are fully-lined with soft calfskin leather, which means ultimate comfort. Most companies will only partially line their shoes, but we go the extra mile because it means a more comfortable shoe and less break-in time.
What is MTO Standard Production?
Made with HighGrade Box Calf
Box calf is the most traditional leather there is. The grand majority of quality-mens-shoes are made from this kind of material. Box calf is a type of leather taken from calves, and although it has a pliable feel, it is firm in consistency. Box calf leathers are given their final colour and shine at the tannery, which will improve with time and develop a lovely patina.
A Sartorial's Affair
Tweed has a long and distinguished history. From its role as the fabric of royalty, and right through to a certain fictional detective, tweed has become something of the national dress in Britain, and the rest of the world.
We offer a large variety of sartorial fabrics, from delicate wools to soft flannels. Patterns like the classic houndstooth –popularized by Coco Channel on the sixties– or the Blackwatch plaid –one of the many Scottish tartans. Each one representing its unique values and personality.
The Monti Shoe Last
This style features the Monti shoe last, versatile and stylish in equal measure. With its long elegant vamp finishing with a soft chisel toe profile it is just as suited for all occasions. The classic nature of the toe shape means that it's a timeless style statement.
Goodyear Leather Sole + Rubber Buttons
Our Goodyear welted outsole is part of traditional footwear construction that creates a durable shoe, which is easy to re-sole and built to last. A unique characteristic of the Goodyear welted construction is its cork midsole. Cork is naturally moisture-wicking and its elasticity causes the shoe to mold to the wearer's foot over time, creating a truly customized footbed for a higher degree of comfort.
But leather soles might be slippery on wet conditions. That’s why rubber injections in the shape of ‘buttons’ are added for extra grip performance and durability. Although they are seen as formal soles, they also provide an outdoorsy look.
Entirely cut by hand
The Clicking Department is the first stage of production. The
highly skilled Clickers (whose name derives from the 'click'
sound made when the knife is removed from the leather) use
predetermined patterns to intricately cut the shoe's uppers and
linings. Each Clicker design and grind the blade of their knife to
their own personal taste and working preference.