Upper leather : Soft, naturally milled
Lining leather : Drum dyed crust
Insole : Flexible 5 mm channeled vegetable tanned leather
Outsole : Vegetable tanned leather with injected rubber
Last : Zed
Construction : 360° channeled welted Goodyear
The Casual Classics bring to you a vibrant palette hardly seen amongst goodyear welted shoemakers. We present a casual line using premium suedes, nubucks, milled and textured leathers. We also take the liberty to play with soles using EVA with leather midsoles, or rubber injected leather soles
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 Casual Classics use a variety of leathers. Suedes from Charles F. Stead in England and from Mastrotto in Italy. The Nubuck, textured leathers, Soft Milled and lining leathers are made locally in LWG certified micro tanneries