Choosing ah high-quality shoe is not just an aesthetic choice. It is a decision that goes in the sense of comfort, the health of our feet and the durability of the shoe. Among the techniques of footwear production of the highest quality, we have to cite a shoes stitching technique inherited from the Anglo-Saxon shoe industry: the Goodyear welting (patented by Charles Goodyear in the first half of 800), the perfect combination of craftsmanship and industry.
What are the reasons to choose a Goodyear welted shoes? Here arethe 5 advantages of the shoes processed according to the Goodyear’s technique:
Solidity: Goodyear stitching ensures perfect adherence of the insole, sole, welt and upper, giving the shoe a top robustness.
Durability: it is precisely this sewing method that makes them so solid, to ensure that the shoes processed according to the Goodyear’s technique will last a long time, beyond the normal wear of the sole (see later).
Convenience: the midsole that fills the space between the insole and outsole provides a comfortable support for the foot, making these shoes beautiful and also comfortable.
Beyond the sole: most of the shoes on the market today, are of disposable quality. When the sole is worn (if the upper resists), the shoes have to be thrown away because replacing the sole would mean to destroy the shoe. In a Goodyear welted shoe, sole can be replaced without any damage to the rest of the structure.
Design: thanks to the particular technique of stitching, these shoes have a peculiar design, in which the upper, in correspondence of the stitching, curve inwards respect to the edge of the sole. One feature that makes these quality shoes perfectly recognizable.
Beyond Goodyear, there is Flex Goodyear
Fabi offers shoes produced according to the patented process Flex Goodyear that is inspired by the now traditional Goodyear welting, to bring the technology to the next level in terms of comfort and durability.