This particular construction technique, which guarantees outstanding quality, was invented by the Englishman, Charles Goodyear, in 1832. With this technique, the welt – a soft strip of leather that runs along the perimeter of the outsole – is stitched to the insole and the upper and, subsequently, to the outsole.
In this way, the body of the shoe guarantees superior waterproof properties, ensuring better durability.
A cork filler is then inserted into the space created by the welt construction, making the shoes breathable while helping preserve the shape of the last and also allowing the shoes to adapt to the foot of the wearer.
Goodyear construction, which has become more and more sophisticated thanks to the use of increasingly innovative machines and materials, enables the creation of well-constructed, comfortable shoes that are long-lasting.