A traditional English shoe factory putting their craft into a sneaker
The Goodyear Welted method of shoemaking is generally considered to be the King of shoemaking as it is traditional, time consuming, and expensive, but it creates the most hard-wearing shoes.
We have been making Goodyear Welted shoes for around 150 years so when I suggested to the craftsmen in our factory that we try making a sneaker, they were sceptical to say the least.
However, we bought the relevant machinery and they set about learning how to master the art.
These shoes are therefore the result of a traditional English shoe factory putting their craft into a sneaker. They are made using traditional high-quality leathers, including calf, nubuck and suede and are stitched onto the Italian made soles.