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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.

Tim Little

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