As titled. Makes great library magazines with plethora of looks, technical details, and brand intros.
San Francisco Bay Area local pickup or for anyone who's willing to pay for the shipping. They are good 30lbs total.
Pedantic details. Maybe it's 4x from factory to retail if you factor a 2x for distributor margins.Either way, the recrafting price charged is relatively close to the unit marginal cost of running their plant.
Isshy there's English translation of the name of the construction if you blow up the picture.
Bentivenga is Norwegian with welt if I remember correctly, the other name is goyser welted in Vash-speak.
The reverse welted construction is not a good representation as most reverse welted or storm welted shoes do not have the inseam thread show up on the upper. But all flavors of Norwegian construction will have inseam thread show in the upper, with or without braiding.
The best way to extend life of your shoes is to limiting their wear and tear. It could be achieved by 1) having a large collection of shoes, 2) having a sedate lifestyle, or 3) not wearing them.
Anything else you could do is minor to the above three methods.