All parts of the shoe are held together by stitching allows for a "suspension bridge effect" which improves flexibility and comfort
The thicker insole adds more stability and support to the feet resulting in a more comfortable experience. It has the added advantage of shortening the break-in period of the shoe significantly
Wherein a standard Goodyear factory construction the welt sits below the insole stitched to a cotton rib, in the 360 the welt is stitched to the side wall of the insole giving the shoe a sharper feather edge and better flexibility.
After lasting, the welt is Goodyear stitched 360 degrees to the channel and sits flatter on the insole. It is also easier to resole since it keeps the upper intact in the seat area.
The Goodyear welted shoe construction was invented in 1869 in order to make shoes that lasted a longer period of time by making it easier to resole and more comfortable. Goodyear Welted shoes are made from the best quality leather which can last a lifetime, A well made pair of Good year welted shoes can be resoled 3-4 times.
Goodyear Welted shoes have a cork mixture between the outsole and insole that will mold to the wearer’s particular foot shape over a few wears making it extremely comfortable
Every Goodyear Welted Shoe goes through over 170 Processes, many of which require extreme precision and skill.
In 360° Channeling welted Goodyear, we use the same full substance (5mm to 6mm) leather bends as bespoke shoe making and create a channel by slitting open the edge of the insole.
The thicker insole in more comfortable and the break-in period of the shoe is shorter.
The leather we use on our Goodyear welted collection come from reputed tanneries. Our full grain Box Calf is sourced from the tanneries of Annonay, Du Puy and Weinheimer. Our Suede Leather from Charles F. Stead.