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Our Artisans are highly skilled at using the Original Goodyear Welting process which has been associated with excellence and superior workmanship. Original Goodyear welting is the oldest, most labor intensive, and most durable of the three methods of construction.
For more than 300 years, the Original Goodyear Welting process has been associated with excellence and superior workmanship. More than 60 craftsmen are involved in the process of manufacturing one of our Goodyear shoes, and they use between 25 and 50 different elements and pieces. All this involves a process with more than 120 handcrafted phases, from beginning to end.
Pachulah Artisan Shoe Construction Methods
There are three basic methods of shoe construction: cementing, Blake welting, and Goodyear welting. For our Men's Footwear collection, we use both Blake and Original Goodyear welting methods. Each of them has its advantages, and defines how the sole is attached to the upper.
When talking about high-end footwear, the Goodyear Welt is often contrasted with the Blake stitch. With the Blake stitch, the upper is sewn directly to the sole, and it generally creates a more flexible type of shoe. On the other side, the Original Goodyear Welting process is considered to be performed by those with the highest levels of skills, craftsmanship leaving the customer with a product that will last a lifetime.