3/5/15 at 6:35pm
Posts by MoneyWellSpent
3/5/15 at 5:14pm
They do staple the upper through to the gemming. That's the standard process, no accident, and they don't give any thought to removing them. Removing them isn't part of the process at all. Here is another video, https://vimeo.com/33162038 see time 2:54, and it's nice and clear where they staple it to the canvas rib. They don't staple anything to the insole directly. All GY-welted manufacturers do this, as there really isn't any other way in the current factory...
2/28/15 at 7:28pm
Ah, so they are Goodyear then. From the photo, the bottom of the boot looked more like a Logger boot construction with the double row of stitching and the nails, which would be what I'm interested in. So what would the insoles have been made from back in the 60's, if not leather? Was foam advanced enough to be used for insoles? Fiberboard? Seems like that wouldn't have passed military specs.
2/28/15 at 5:06pm
2/28/15 at 11:54am
2/28/15 at 10:12am
True indeed. What I would really like is a pair of insulated, Gore-Tex lined, Smoke Jumpers or Logger boots, made entirely of leather (other than the outsole and Gore-Tex liner). Perhaps something from White's or Nick's Boots.
2/28/15 at 9:54am
For all these reasons, I don't purchase Goodyear-welted footwear that will be in an environment that seldom sees carpet. As much as I would love to purchase a hand-welted pair of boots for hard use (I'm a hunter), I haven't been able to justify the price at my stage of life. But, I would never throw a pair of Goodyear-welted boots into the muck I traipse through. I think they would fall apart within one or two seasons. For now, I'm stuck wearing fully modern boots with...
2/28/15 at 9:49am
I suspect it goes back to the "hell-bent" on tradition side of things, but I don't really know. Since they offer both, they could probably offer some opinion on which method is better, assuming they keep track of what they see in their re-crafting department.
2/28/15 at 3:49am
2/28/15 at 3:48am
I would suspect that it is easier to repair small sections that are damaged using the current method, since they could just re-glue it. I don't know how they would deal with small torn sections in the old method. I suspect they would feel the need to replace the insole sooner. However, for larger sections of damage, I think they replace the insole even in the current method rather than trying to reattach new gemming due to the way that the machine works. It's simply...