Upper leather : Hatch grain with combination calf skin suede
Lining leather : Semi lined with drum dyed crust
Insole : Channeled Argentinian vegetable tanned leather
Outsole : Lugged Rubber
Last : Saga
Construction : 360° channeled welted Goodyear
The Bridlen Boot collection is Goodyear welted, made using leathers such as printed, nubuck, full grain and suedes. Durable and sturdy, the diverse collection brings formal boots ranging from the formal Chelsea to casual and rugged styles like Chukka, Field and Wingtip boots.
Our shoes are stitched to a leather channel on the insole unlike most factory made shoes where it is stitched to a gemmed cotton rib.
The thicker insole adds more stability and support to the feet resulting in a more comfortable experience even over an extended period of wear.
Compared to a cotton rib, a welt stitched to a leather channel in the insole sits flatter on the shoe giving it a sharper feather edge.
The combination of a thick insole and the welt sitting almost in-line with the insole, reduces the break-in period of the shoe significantly.
The upper components are attached together on a last as opposed to on a flat surface. It gives definition of shape to the upper even before the lasting process allowing for lesser pressure needed during lasting. This in turn keeps the natural feeling of the leather intact and gives the overall shoes a more well defined shape.
The 3D attachments allow for very little and weak adhesives to be used only along the edges keeping the breathability of the premium leathers intact. It allows for the leather to age more naturally over time.
The seat area fits more snug to the heel as leather board counter is a more breathable and living material adding to a comfortable and good fit. The heels are stacked layer by layer and nailed top-down making for a robust yet clean, premium finish.
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 Boots use a variety of leathers. The Nubuck, Suedes, textured leathers and lining leathers are made locally in LWG certified micro tanneries