Goodyear Welt vs Stitchdown Construction – The Pros and Cons

Goodyear welt and stitchdown construction are probably the two most commonly utilized methods of high end shoe and boot construction. They’re certainly the two that are the most prominent in the heritage clothing hobby, and they’re terms that are thrown around by boot enthusiasts constantly.  But a lot of people are unsure exactly what these … Read more

The Pros and Cons of Leather Boot Soles

Ah, the old leather sole conundrum. “Wow, those are beautiful shoes/boots. Look at the profile! What class. Oh, leather soles, never mind”. That used to be my thinking every time I see a lovely pair of boots or shoes, only to discover that a leather sole is lurking underneath, ready to wear out — or … Read more