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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 Zurigo Shoe Last
This style is produced using our most famous shoe last, which features a round toe for a classic english look. The Zurigo last is a perfect choice for either a casual look or a more contemporary shape to wear with formal clothes. The classic fit and slight almond toe creates a beautiful last with a timeless and versatile shape.
Meet the Comando Sole
The Commando is a classic hiking / workboot rubber outsole, much more suited to casual wear than leather soles. Originally developed for military use, commando soles are made from tough rubber and provide superior durability. The things that protrude from the bottom of the sole are called lugs or treads (like a tire); they give you extra traction on all kinds of surfaces and weather conditions
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.