What is the GOODYEAR Welted System?
It is the process of footwear manufacture invented in England by Charles Goodyear Jr. in 1872.
Today the shoe experts say that the unique process of sewing "GoodYear" is still the best method to reach the excellence of a good shoe-making.
This artisan process with the help of machines consists of two parts:
- Goodyear sewing joins the vamp with the welt and the insole.
- A second seam (Welt) joins the welt with the sole
- The overall process for the manufacture of a pair of boots with the Goodyear system may need up to 250 steps where 92% of the manufacturing is done in a completely handmade way.
The advantages that are possible with this manufacturing process are among others:
Confort:The cavity that creates the seam between the insole and the sole is filled with flexible natural cork, which after an initial period using the shoe, "the footprint of the foot" is engraved on the cork. There is a perfect adaptation of the insole and cork to the morphology of the foot of the user. The maximum comfort.
Insulation: The flexible cork that is inserted between insole and sole gives an effective termal insulation and protects the foot from the irregularities of the ground.
Flexibility: The construction with welt has a great adaptability to all types of footwear, usages and fashions.
Resistance: Strength and durability are combined because of the properties provided by the goodyear welt.
This method of sewing gives added value to our boots and it is the unique stitching recognized internationally.