Goodyear Welted Shoes
from only £99
What is the Welt?
The welt forms a cavity which is then filled with a cork material. The final part of the shoe is the sole, which is attached to the welt of the shoe.
But it's the final stitch, which holds the sole in place, that we can cut through; this enables complete removal of the sole without causing damage to the upper. This gives you premium quality shoes that are more comfortable, more durable, and when taken care of correctly, will last you a lifetime.
The name itself comes from Charles Goodyear Jr., the inventor of the machinery used for the process. Although time consuming and a very skilled process, it is widely considered to be the best method of shoe construction and has largely stayed the same since its development just under 200 years ago.
As you wear the shoes, the cork bed will mold to your foot for a custom fit.
Exposed stitching means the sole and heel can be easily replaced.